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The Big Ten 2019

Over forty people took part in The Big Ten challenge on Sunday 5th May for Prostate Cymru. A core group of participants including the charity’s Chris Leyshon and Owen Pugsley aimed to climb Pen Y Fan ten times in twenty four hours and a number of participants aimed to complete personal challenges whether it was climbing Pen Y Fan once, twice or five times.

After a health and safety briefing and stocking up on water, juice and snacks kindly sponsored by Radnor Hills, Benefit Drinks and Tregroes Waffles, the team set off on their first leg at 7:00am in the beautiful sunshine. Western Beacons Mountain Rescue volunteers were on hand throughout the day to ensure the safety of the participants as they took on the tough challenge.

During the event the participants were supported by a number of generous volunteers who ensured they were well fed and hydrated between climbs and cheered on by several members of the public who had come to visit South Wales’ highest peak over the bank holiday weekend. Collette Johnson of Risca Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic, Gurjot Singh Nandhra from Spinal Care Clinics – Brentwood and Daniel Morgan from Beaches Chiropractic in Port Talbot provided sports massage services to participants as they headed in to the later stages of the challenge.

Many of those who aimed to do the full ten climbs of The Big Ten successfully completed the challenge in around 16 hours, finishing in the early hours of Monday 6th May. The charity would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the challenge, whether it was one, five or ten climbs, to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cymru.

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