VOLUNTEERS from BullBuilder proved to be in peak condition for their biggest money-raising challenge yet.

Fourteen of them tackled the 24.5-mile trek across the three Yorkshire peaks, Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent.

Despite the soaring temperatures, the group achieved their goal in under 12 hours – and earned over £2,000 towards youth development at Bradford Bulls.

BullBuilder committee member Toni Hoggett said: “I’d like to thank everyone that took part in this challenge.

“From a personal point of view I can safely say it was physically, mentally and emotionally the hardest thing I have ever done. I’d also like to thank everyone that donated.”

Head of Youth John Bastian was among the weary walkers, while Bullbuilder chairman Paul Butterworth ignored the pain of a dislocated shoulder to complete the course.

Bastian said: “I’d like to give huge thanks to Toni for organising the walk. I don’t think people realise the effort it takes not only to complete it but also to organise it.

“I’d like to compliment everyone that took part, particularly the women who prepared so thoroughly and took on the challenge with enthusiasm and good humour. The funds raised will be spent carefully.”

The other walkers were Mark Steel, Kelly Hargreaves, Paul Kilner, Sam Grundy, Liz Hallett, Sarah Davey, Liz Keyes, Simone Ryan, Ann Mucha, Andy Stephenson and Tony Hoggett. Becky Stephenson, Karen Sowden and Jason Taylor provided the support team.

Bullbuidler will be out pounding the streets again this weekend when they join forces with several Bradford rugby league community clubs on another sponsored walk.

It starts at the Bulls training ground at Tong before taking in Dudley Hill, West Bowling, Wibsey, Wyke and Odsal Sedburgh before finishing at Odsal – a total of 9.5 miles.

Keighley Albion and junior players from the Bulls will join the other clubs and Bastian will once again be taking part.

Sponsorship money raised by the clubs will go towards their own development in the community. The academy and scholarship teams will once again be raising funds for Bullbuilder.

For further details, contact sue.cator@bullsfoundation.org