CVSRT - July 2020
Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks
 
Today is the day Robert Batty will be taking on the the Yorkshire Three Peaks.  
 
The original plan was to complete the challenge overnight, however, the forecast isn’t kind and Robert has made the decision to set off earlier (2pm) to ensure he misses the worst of the weather.
 
The challenge is still high, navigating the 3 peaks will see Robert ascend around 1,585m during the 38.6km route and it will certainly be dark when he finishes.
 
Good to luck to Robert and a huge thank you for choosing Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) as your chosen charity for this challenge.  Almost £300 has been raised so far which is fantastic.
 
Follow Robert’s journey via his Facebook page, Point and Shoot Photography and if you would like to donate then you can do so by visiting his Givey fundraising page - https://www.givey.com/yorkshiredalesthreepeaksnightwalk

GOPageboy

20 Jul 2020
#GOPageBoy
 
This weekend two members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT), Tim and Al, visited Pageboy to offer our thanks and some morale support as he and Tina completed the final part of the Tri-Nation Trotathon.  
 
PageBoy has been representing CVSRT all week as he competed against fellow tiny horses Angus and Titan in the Tri-Nation Trotathon Trail Marathon Run.
 
Everyone has finished and the results can be found by visiting our Facebook Page.  Well done to all the horses and their guides.
 
The CVSRT fundraising page will remain open all week and if you would like to donate you can by visiting https://www.givey.com/trotathoncaldervalleysrt

Fundraising

18 Jul 2020
Calder Valley is a wonderful area, filled with incredible people who are not only out in the hills testing themselves they are also out having fun in imaginative ways. Not only that they are actively raising much needed money for charities while doing so.
 
We are honoured that several of these amazing people have chosen Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) as their chosen charity.
 

A brief story of these fundraisers is below along with links that will allow you to read more, follow their progress and give you the opportunity to donate.  Each donation, no matter the value, will go a long way to help them reach their goals and help CVSRT too.

 

A Tri-Nation Tinyhorse Trotathon Trail Marathon Run

A tenacious team of three tinyhorses are currently competing in their own Tri-Nation Trotathon in support of Mountain Rescue (MR). 

The three tinyhorses - #GoAngus, #GoPageBoy and #GoTitan - will each represent a country and MR organisation and you can follow their progress and root for your favourite as they trot up the miles, and compete 'just for fun' on distance, time, and amount raised. 

Tinyhorse PageBoy, representing England, will be supporting his local MR team, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, PageBoy is generally super chill and a keen 'middle of the pack' social runner. He doesn't care too much for speed, just enjoying being out on the trails and paces along with his head held high.

Thank you to all the horses and runners taking part and go PageBoy.

For more information visit - https://www.givey.com/trotathoncaldervalleysrt

 

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Bearing Up!

One of our own team members, Paul Taylor, plans to ride, one wheel (on a unicycle!) on the canal towpath system across the country from Runcorn to Goole, passing over Summit all in order to raise much needed funds to provide equipment for CVSRT’s specialist Swift Water Rescue Technicians.  Paul will be making the journey over multiple days from July 2020.

For more information visit - https://www.givey.com/bearingup

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Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Night Walk

Every year since he was 14, Robert Batty has walked the Halifax Long March, raising money for a wide range of charities, both locally and nationally. 

Due to many events being cancelled as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic Robert has not been able to continue his 20 year record Halifax Long March walk. Not wanting to see the year pass by without setting his own unique way of making sure that he can carry on the tradition Robert has decided to take on the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks by night! 

For more information visit - https://www.givey.com/yorkshiredalesthreepeaksnightwalk

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We would also like to take the opportunity to give a huge thanks to the Calder Valley Fell Runners Association, who recently gave the team a donation of £1,000.
 
Thank you to everyone out there who is supporting CVSRT, it really does mean a lot.  And good luck.

What is it like to be a part of Calder Valley Mountain Rescue Team (CVSRT)?  

 

A few members of the team took some time out to chat with Laura Reid at the Yorkshire Post, reflecting on what life is like as a volunteer and the busy period we have experienced throughout the COVID19 pandemic. 

 

Thank you to Laura and the Yorkshire Post for publishing an excellent article. 

 

To read the full article follow the link; https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/meet-these-yorkshire-mountain-rescue-volunteers-helping-reach-people-difficulty-remote-places-2906586?fbclid=IwAR087pTF_O-VqCZX-2dKzFvqlGAj5Y4u0DMfBusJ10CQI2YEishjFfgZhjY

 

If you would like to support the team and to donate to CVSRT, please visit: https://www.givey.com/caldervalleysearchandrescueteam

 

 

#Virtual challenge 

What happens when you cannot run events planned to take place during the current COVID19 lockdown?  You run them virtually.

Two local running races, the Horsforth Fellandale’s Danefield relay and the CraggRunner’s Stock’s Lane Stinger are this year being held virtually.  Sign up, record your run and share your time with the event organiser, or just complete it for fun!

We would like to thank both events for choosing to raise money on behalf of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT).

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Danefield Relay

If you’re quick you may have time to squeeze in an official entry to the Danefield relay as the event closes on 5th July, however if not, the 5km hilly circuit of Danefield on Otley Chevin is still a worthy challenge at anytime.  

For more information please visit  https://www.facebook.com/groups/danefieldrelay 

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Stock’s Lane Stinger

10k over mixed terrain with a final climb hitting a gradient 17.2%. The leaderboard for this event is already seeing some fantastic times and the event is open until the 31st August should you wish to test yourself on the course.  There is also a separate cycling leaderboard if you would prefer to complete the course on two wheels.

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/CraggRunner-112152633539050

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You can donate to CVSRT at any time by visiting our fundraising page https://www.givey.com/caldervalleysearchandrescueteam

A huge thank you to both events for choosing CVSRT to raise much needed funds and when out in the countryside please remember to be respectful to local residents, follow the Countryside Code, all current COVID19 guidelines, be #adventuresmart and have fun.

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