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James Gray

Helen and Jim's Banana Marathon

Fundraising for The Cave Rescue Organisation

100 %
raised of £200 target
by 16 supporters
  • Event: Canal Canter Take 2, 03 Jul 2016

The Cave Rescue Organisation

A voluntary search and rescue team made up of local cavers, climbers and walkers. Providing a highly skilled service in the Three Peaks and Malhamdale areas of the Yorkshire Dales. The team, estabished in 1935, is entirely reliant on public donations and is on call 24x7; your support is appreciated.

Charity Registration No. 241091


Jim and Helen have decided to run the canal canter marathon on 3rd July, the problem is we have both run multiple marathons so it’s not easy to inspire people to sponsor you to do something you already love! So we have come up with a way to make this marathon a little different, harder and a lot hotter! 

We want to run it dressed at giant bananas… 

What kind of idiot runs a marathon during one of the hottest
months or the year, never mind being dressed in a giant foam banana costume?

Why Cave Rescue?

Luckily we have never had to use the services of the Cave rescue ourselves (apart from a small incident at Ingleborough marathon that we don't talk about... Jim...) However we have been out on the 3 peaks when the weather has taken a sudden turn for the worst and during less that ideal conditions in which less experienced walkers could find themselves in trouble. The Cave rescue do an important job in ensuring peoples safety in the dales and supporting all the 3 peaks challenge walkers raising money for other charities.

The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave and mountain rescue service in the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and also extending westwards into Lancashire and Cumbria and eastwards as far as Malham and Gordale.

The CRO is a charity run by volunteers, and depends on public donations for its finance.

The CRO is affiliated to the Mountain Rescue (England and Wales) and is a member of the British Cave Rescue Council.

The CRO normally undertakes over 50 incidents per year, the majority of which are to help walkers in the Yorkshire Dales
CRO is also one of the UK’s most specialist rescue teams, often working in challenging conditions.


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