Ben Clough - a Royal Marines Physical Training Instructor is completing his national Three Peaks challenge with a ‘twist’.

He will be running the entire distance between the start and finish from Scotland to Wales, all within 10 days. 

He plans to climb all three of the highest mountain peaks in the UK and has already ticked off Ben Nevis. He's now running to Cumbria’s Scafell Pike via Glasgow, Moffat, and Dalston before then heading down to Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). 

He said: “My ‘Summit Attack’ is the biggest challenge I have embarked on to date. The whole route, including the peaks, is 482 miles. I plan to run between 50-55 miles each day climbing a total of 14,500m (47,592 ft) - one-and-a-half times that of scaling Mount Everest.”

He hopes to raise £48,200 (£100 per mile of his route) for two charities close to his heart, including RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, the tally to date before even starting is already approaching £7,000.

He added: "I want to do everything possible to raise as much money as absolutely possible and plan to smash this challenge out of the park.”