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Charity teams take on Beacons challenge

Posted 5 March 2010
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Charity teams take on Beacons challenge
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A team of charity volunteers may need a wide range of outdoor clothing to help deal with a major challenge in the Brecon Beacons this summer.

Swindon Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre is hoping three teams of volunteers can be raised to race around a circuit in the Brecon Beacons while carrying a wheelchair passenger, the Swindon Advertiser reports.

Walking boots may take precedence over running shoes as the teams take on a seven-mile course that organisers promise will have plenty of mud, involving hills and a disused railway tunnel as parts of the route.

This will be the first year that the national park stages the challenge, which normally takes place in Snowdonia.

Centre manager Jackie Wray was quoted by the paper as saying: "The course should be just as muddy as Snowdonia and still just as fun."

Those walking in the Brecon Beacons can enjoy climbing many hills and mountains, with the highest being Pen-Y-Fan at 2,906 ft.

Other peaks include Waun Fach, Black Hill and Fan Y Big.

Posted by Brandon Egley