YOUNG people from Chorley aged took on a gruelling challenge in aid of Inspire Youth Zone.

The group, aged 14 to 18, took on the Three Towers Challenge, comprising a 30km hike from Rivington Pike to Darwen Tower and finally to Peel Monument in Bury, Greater Manchester.

The Three Towers team was made up of nine young members from Inspire Youth Zone; Alfie Goodwin, Jacob Thompson, James Hilton, Nathan Hart, Conner Brown, Josh Deacon, Charlotte Williams, Emmy McGillivray and Emily Connor.

Alongside their fundraising, the team began training for the event under the guidance of Oli Mercer, a Youth Worker who specialises in fitness, and Danny Coyle, the sports Coordinator at Inspire Youth Zone.

Danny was extremely proud of the young people that took part and pushed their bodies to the limits throughout the challenge.

“I can’t believe the will-power of this group! They battled through an incredibly intense and gruelling challenge on the day and deserve to put their feet up now the challenge is complete. I cannot tell you how proud I am to have been a part of this team and a part of the journey on the day.”

Although originally expected to take over 13 hours to complete, the young team battled through the terrain and over each peak in an impressive 9 hours and 30 minutes.

“It was really tough but really rewarding too.”

Alfie Goodwin, 15, member of Inspire said: “There were times that I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish the walk but I was able to drive myself on so that we could collect all our sponsorship money.”

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