Harriet Sharpe – Yorkshire Three Peaks story
Runners from across the North West have been eagerly training and preparing ahead of The Running Bee Foundation’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, each with their own reason to get involved.
Harriet Sharpe, 31, from Glossop is set to take on the challenge for a very special cause – in memory of her late father Ray, who sadly passed away in March 2019.
Because of this, Harriet has decided to split her fundraising between both The Running Bee Foundation and Cancer Research UK which will help the two charities continue vital work.
Harriet, who works in the NHS – having been transferred to COVID intensive care from emergency at the beginning of the pandemic – has been using the High Peak landscape to help aid her training.
She explained: ‘I tore my Achilles while running at the start of last year, so I had to have rehabilitation but I’ve got back into the swing of things!’
Excited to take on the Three Peaks, Harriet is no stranger to challenges, having walked up Snowdon and taken part in The Running Bee’s Hyde 7 (as part of The Tour of Tameside) on Father’s Day.
She has already raised a fantastic £225 for The Running Bee Foundation and Cancer Research, hoping that the money will help make a difference.
‘My Dad was always really supportive of me, especially with competitive swimming and was always active. The way cancer works is so rapid and no one prepares you for that, y’know? Families also need support.’
‘So I thought I’d try a fundraiser! It’s the perfect time to do it and a great opportunity to see a beautiful part of the world in one day.’
If you’d like to support Harriet with her fundraising goal, you can do so here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1273797