Sailing 125miles, biking 140miles and 29miles running. To the average person, this might not sound like an enjoyable weekend. But for a group based at Plymouth Yacht Haven, this is exactly what they plan to undertake by entering the SW 3 Peaks Yacht Race 2016!
Chris Reilly, a berth holder at Plymouth Yacht Haven, has a assembled a team including Haven Master Mark Prue to undertake the unique, multi-sport race. Ironically called "Gotta Good Feeling", the team of six are raising money for St Luke's Hospice.
The unique event gets underway on Friday 17th June in St Mawes, but this is no ordinary weekend:
- 2 crew members run a 5mile loop before rowing to their boat
- Sail from St Mawes to Newlyn
- 2 crew members cycle to Porthcurno before running to Lands End (the first 'Peak'), and back
- Sail from Newlyn to Fowey
- 2 crew members cycle to Bolventer before running to Brown Willy (the second "Peak"), and back
- Sail from Fowey to Plymouth
- 2 crew members cycle to Meldon Reservoir before running to Yes Tor (the final "Peak"), and back
- Sail from Plymouth to Eddystone Lighthouse and back
Find out more about the SW 3 Peaks Yacht Race
The Gotta Good Feeling team have been training together for a number of months undertaking various sailing races, building up to a final practice race in the Hooe Point SC Offshore race. Meanwhile, the running/cycling members of the team have been busy training ashore competing in various running races and triathlons, most notably the Tri-Athletic World Championships.
The Gotta Good Feeling Team:
- Boat: SY Sound Venture, 36" Feeling Yacht
- Sailors: Chris Reilly, Mark Prue, Ben Evans, John Binsley
- Runners/Cyclists: Jon Reilly, Stewart Howard
- Support Team: Simon Hallett, Vida Reilly, Michelle Prue
Donate to St Luke's Hospice on the team's Just Giving page
Good luck to Chris, Mark and everyone taking part in this unique event!