A Peterborough man’s lost four stone and eight inches from his waistline while taking part in a number of gruelling challenges for charity.
So far this year David Wait has climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 23 hours, done a 12 thousand feet parachute jump and taken part in a 100 kilometre race across the south coast of England.
This week he’s climbing a 21 thousand foot mountain in Nepal.
David who’s the manager of the Serpentine Green shopping centre in Peterborough says, “I am doing these challenges to raise funds for a fantastic local charity, Disability Peterborough. My original target was £10,000 but I have already recieved pledges of £16,000 and now I am aiming to raise at least £25,000.
I’ve always set myself at least one big challenge a year but this is by far the most gruelling and intense thing I have ever done, with each challenge testing me in a different way.
Training six hours a day, sometimes twice a day has been tough and the injuries have been difficult to bear but it is all for a great cause – Disability Peterborough needs help so that it can continue to offer a variety of specialist support and programs to assist thousands of local people with disabilities in the city.”
Waity’s ‘Monster Challenges’ are;
5th July 2018 – The National 3 Peaks Challenge – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24hrs)
29th July 2018 – Parachute Jump
25th August 2018 – 100km South Coast Challenge
STILL TO COME
1st October 2018 – Climb Island Peak – 21,000ft in the Himalaya’s
1st December 2018 – Half Marathon De Sables – 120Km across the hills/mountains of Peru
5th January 2019 – Fan Dance – 48km trek over Pen-Y-Fan (it’s normally 24km but I’m doing it twice) that is used as part of the SAS selection
3rd February 2019 – 66 Miles – North Downs Pilgrim Challenge
5th April 2019 – Full Marathon De Sables – 250(ish)Km across the Sahara
This is the link to David’s donation page; https://localgiving.org/fundraising/waitysmonsterchallenges/