Marlon Harewood and his team complete Three Peaks Challenge

Hammers Heroes conquer Three Peaks Challenge

After months of training, Marlon Harewood and his team of intrepid adventurers successfully conquered the Three Peaks Challenge in support of the West Ham United Foundation.

The Three Peaks Challenge is no ordinary feat. It involves scaling the highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon. Covering over 23 miles with 3,064 meters of vertical ascent, all while navigating 450 miles of driving between peaks, the Three Peaks pushes participants to their physical and mental limits.

The team encountered plenty of obstacles along the way, from treacherous terrain to inevitable injuries. Snowy paths, rocky trails, and muddy slopes tested their resilience at every turn. Yet, fueled by determination and a shared commitment to their cause, they pressed on.

WHU Foundation, LTSB & Action for M.E. team up for Three Peaks Challenge

Reflecting on the arduous journey, Peter Toole, member of the WHU Foundation team, said: "I thoroughly enjoyed the Three Peaks Challenge, a fantastic experience and it’s called a challenge for a reason! I think what made the weekend so memorable was the people. The teamwork was fantastic, pushing each other on and talking about the charities we were doing it for. We also ate our own body weight in gummy bears! You get to know people really well on events like this. I have made some great friends. It was an honour to be a part of the team."

Marlon and his WHU Foundation team mates completed the challenge alongside two other charity teams, collectively raising funds for youth employment charity LTSB and Action for M.E.

Through the toughest moments, they supported each other, drawing strength from their shared purpose. And despite the physical toll – injuries, sore knees, blisters, and fatigue – they persevered. They had not only conquered the peaks but also raised vital funds for the charities close to their heart.

But their journey doesn’t end here. They are still pushing to raise funds, determined to continue making an impact. If you would like to support their efforts and contribute to the Foundation’s initiatives, please click the link HERE.