Three is the magic number


8-9 May 2010 saw a group of electrical trade press editors successfully complete the Three Peaks Challenge.

The ‘Off Peak Electricity' team climbed the three highest peaks in the UK in a very respectable time of 14 hours and 10 minutes, and completed the overall challenge (including driving and pit stops for food and fuel) in a time of 27 hours and 50 minutes.

Special thanks must go to all of the team for maintaining such high spirits throughout such an arduous challenge, but also to the support crew of Steve Pearce and Joe Gibbs for managing to navigate the team's Renault Master bus through the narrow country roads of Scotland, England and Wales in the small hours of the morning.

The team has so far raised £4,442.50 for the EEIBA and would like to express its gratitude to all of those companies and individuals who have made a donation. Special thanks, however, must go to the following companies for making very sizeable contributions: Eaton Electrical, Scolmore, Timeguard, Rittal, UK Credit/Hendersons Insurance Brokers and VPhase.

The team would also like to thank NICEIC for paying the event entry fee, Renault for providing a Master minibus and Wieland Electrical for paying for the team's fuel.

If you haven't already made a donation, there is still time to do so. Please visit the fundraising page at: