Lanarkshire Lightning coaches hit the heights with Three Peaks Challenge

Four intrepid ice hockey coaches from Lanarkshire Lightning have successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge to help raise much-needed funds for the club.

Colin McMillan, Phil Condie, Colin Lees and Brian Carroll set out to climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours.

The total ascent of 10,052 feet, which takes in Snowdon, Scafelll Pike and Ben Nevis, involves a walking distance of 23 miles and a further 462 miles of driving.

The quartet were aiming to raise £800, but they have already smashed through their target and would like to push even higher after finishing the gruelling task.

The group are also hoping that their efforts help to inspire Lightning’s youngsters to even greater heights this season.

“Never underestimate the power of teamwork,” said Colin McMillan. “Obstacles can appear in front of you in sport or in life.

“The team you have around you can, like us, transform the darkest, coldest moments, into successes hitting the highest peaks.

“Sticking together is what made the Three Peaks Challenge a success. This is what you must do to have successes in your life, however big or small.”

If you wish contribute to the groups fund-raising efforts, please click here.

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Posted by Lanarkshire Lightning Junior Ice Hockey Club on Sunday, 2 September 2018