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Meet the team!

 Meet the team!
Monday, 17th June 2013

No backing out now - just 18 days to go! Final team officially announced!  The walkers that take on the peaks of Scotland, England and Wales are the DUDES which consist of;

1) Jon Williams
Chepstow Plant – married to party supremo Sian – he’s too old and unfit really to compete but always optimistic and tries hard!
2) Al Preece Jones
Chepstow Plant – son in law of Crew member Tony Preece – younger than Jon and much fitter – originally a mountain bike supremo now in Bradley Wiggins gang – recent convert from wheels to feet in mountains
3) Dave Harris
Chepstow Plant – married to Crew member Jayne Harris – mountain man from childhood – climbed as well as walked the mountains – Glencoe specialist as summited the bloody lot!
4) Gareth Tucker
Partner of Crew member and marketing genius Sandie OMFG Sullivan – DJ and mix master – does amazingly clever programming type things with computers and phones – also makes a great curry!
5) Rhys Hopkins
Mate of Gareth Tucker - Sailor, biker and ex member of the ponytail brigade, Glastonbury veteran, Rhys has scaled walls to achieve goals in the past, so the 3 peaks will be a hike in the hills to him.
6) Steve Llewellyn
Mate of Jon’s – Coleg Gwent lecturer - Abercarn RFC coach for past few seasons now moving to pastures new at Blackwood – keen skier - too fit, too tall, another potential to set 3 Peaks fastest Dude time!
7) Rob Owen
Important man – Senior Banker with HSBC (Chepstow Plant’s Bank relationship manager) – Abergavenny man - been in training since last year in the Black Mountains – optimistic determined golden oldie (like Jon)!
8) Jon Owen
Son of Rob Owen – rugby player and rumoured to be another that has trained and is too bloody fit and young for my liking – recently returned from Australia Lions spying mission on behalf of Warren Gatland.
9) Dan Horler
Mate of Jon Owen’s – another far too tall and fit rugby player and rumoured to be lined up by Rob to assist carrying him down mountains if it all proves too much – another member of the Abergavenny gang.
10) Hywel Curtis
Oldest son of Jon’s best mate Pip – copywriter and physicist – deceptively clever & part of Caribbean training team – ask him about butterfly photonic crystal structures if insomnia is issue between mountains!
11) David Curtis
Youngest son of Jon’s best mate Pip – up and coming music producer and potentially a source of future concert tickets – late entrant – very promising fast bowler for Newbridge CC according to his parents
12) Glyn Rayment
Mate of Hywel Curtis – has climbed volcanos in Chile and patrolled the pistes of Whistler during the Winter Olympics – Glyn eager to show he hasn’t peaked too early …. Three times!
13) Mathew Dix
Mate of Hywel Curtis – Dixy is relieved we are not cycling the 3 Peaks (scary thought) – apparently has psychological issues with roundabouts – so should be fine on the mountains!
14) Mark Birkby
Mate of Hywel Curtis – newly appointed coach of rugby team based in Blackwood keen to do the 3 Peaks to practice shouting at slow people in the rain – should have plenty in common with Steve Llewellyn then!
The CREW that will be driving, cheering on and nursing on completion consist of;
1) Sandie OMFG Sullivan
Chepstow Plant – partner of Gareth Tucker – driver – likes all things orange - responsible for all the whizzy web stuff and link to Tenovus – dancing queen - calm and steady influence ……. not !
2) Carl Gore
Chepstow Plant – driver – mechanic – ex rugby player Chepstow RFC and Cardiff Rags – now renovates old cars and imports VW camper vans - and does not listen to women!
3) Tony Burridge
Chepstow Plant – driver – mechanic – route organiser - shoots anything that moves & supplies pheasants and duck eggs – huntin, shootin, fishin, man!
4) Jayne Harris
Wife of Dave Harris – driver – maker of amazing jewellery and the best lemon drizzle cakes in the world ever – experienced mountaineer and fell walker - camped and walked for years with Dave – deserves a medal!
5) Tony Preece
Al’s Father in law – uncle to the Curtis boys - driver – ex Newbridge fly half – played against Barry John and all the Welsh 70’s greats what more needs to be said!
6) Sian Williams
Chepstow Plant - long suffering wife of Jon – real brains behind everything – party organiser (very important) – keep away from Tequila unless party needs a boost – Bajan native - Cwmcarn and Glastonbury girl!
7) Dylan Williams
Chepstow Plant – Lakeland Terrier in charge of security for Snowdon descent and victory party – experienced mountain walker and has been known to hassle the odd sheep!