On July 25, Jane Reedy's Big 5 Challenge completed the Frog Whitton, which saw her cycle 96 miles and swim a total of six miles in four different lakes, in aid of CancerCare.
The Frog Whitton begins in Grasmere and the route includes cycling over the thigh-busting Kirkstone, Wrynose, Honsiter and Hardknott Passes and swimming in Ullswater, Derwentwater, Crummock Water and Rydal Water.
Jane completed the challenge in 14 hours and 57 minutes and was supported throughout by a team of friends and family including husband Matt and daughter Tess who helped by suppling food and drinks, transporting her bike to the end of her swims and paddling alongside her in the lakes.
Jane said: “Setting off at 5am from Grasmere was incredibly atmospheric with deserted roads, a full moon and serene lakes. During the hard sections, I reminded myself that this was a ‘chosen challenge’ and thought about all those who are facing ‘unchosen challenges’. I thought about the people I have met on my journey who have faced a cancer diagnosis or lost those they love.
“It was a truly memorable day and all that I could have ever wanted for myself and those involved. The final swim in Rydal was quite a spectacle with swimmers aged from 9 to 70 in the water. I would like to thank everyone of them, plus all those who have supported me with the ‘Big 5’ and through the past 5 years.”
Jane has already raised more that £4,000 and her next challenge is swimming the length of Coniston later next month.
For more details about Jane, and why she is doing her challenge, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.c...