Feltwell champion pushed to the limit by challenge

Chrissie Wellington ANL-141205-173849001
Chrissie Wellington ANL-141205-173849001
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Running, climbing and cycling the UK’s three highest peaks in just two days was the toughest challenge ever faced by a four-time world triathlon champion from Feltwell.

After conquering the triathlon world, the 4321 Challenge saw Chrissie Wellington pushing her body more than ever before as she took on the challenge with three friends.

She said: “It took me out of my comfort zone and it was a really different experience to anything I have done before. I was so scared I couldn’t do it but it was a lesson to me that we are capable of so much more than we think and I just hope it inspires others to push themselves outside of their comfort zone.”

The world record holder was joined by Matt Edwards, Alex Prince and Marcus Mumford to take on Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis within 48 hours.

The group started out by running eight miles up the highest mountain in Wales, before cycling 168 miles, then ran 11 miles up Scafell Pike, before cycling 253 miles to the foot of Ben Nevis. They arrived at the base of the peak at 2am ready for a 10 mile trek up and down the highest mountain in Britain. They completed a total of 29 miles of mountain running and 420 miles of cycling in 47 hrs and 47 mins.

Chrissie said: “It was the hardest thing I have ever done. This event stripped me to the bone, and laid me bare – emotionally and physically.”

The challenge was raising money for The Rainbow Trust and Jole Rider, to sponsor the team go to www.justgiving.com/teams/4321Challenge