JCI Manchester – EL ‘3’ PEAKY BLINDERS

JCI Manchester – EL ‘3’ PEAKY BLINDERS

June 18, 2016 7:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

JCI Manchester – EL ‘3’ PEAKY BLINDERS 

Training now complete, The JCI Manchester ‘3 Peaky Blinders are looking forward to completing the their 3 Peaks Challenge over the weekend of the 25/26th June in aid of Anxiety UK, a Manchester based charity that helps sufferers of anxiety. Training has been HARD. Blood, sweat and tears have all been shed in locations such as; Mam-Tor, Helvelyn, Snowdon and Scafell Pike so the participants could not be more than ready to take on the 3 highest peaks in our country in the 24 hour period permitted; Ben Nevis (1344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1085m).  

So let’s meet the team… 

Name: James AImagelcock 

Occupation: Digital Bricklayer 

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekendEl Donkey 

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: The Views 

What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Travel Time 

In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? If not behind my desk coding some awesome software, then bareback horse riding and bull fighting.  

 

Name: Natalie Ballard 
 

Occupation: Civil Servant 
 
Nickname for 3 Peaks weekendEl Rapido  
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What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: The sense of achievement and team spirit throughout it 
 
What you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Knee pain on the way down!  
 
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Either running around south Manchester or in a bar drinking cider  

 

ImageName: Paul Widger 

Occupation: Forensic Accountant 

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Presidente 

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge:  Seeing people push themselves and come together as a team 

 
What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge:  Going to JCI Glasgow on Friday night and having to limit the revelries! 

 
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there?  Falling asleep hugging a spreadsheet 

 

ImageName: Matt Newton 

Occupation: Teacher 

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El comodí 

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: The cameraderie, the scenery, and the final, glorious pint! 

What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: The smell on the bus after running down snowdon. 

In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? MAMILing around on my bike, hunting for the perfect pint whilst constructing silly puns. 

 

Name: Ellen Walker 

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Occupation: Solicitor 

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Rambo  

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: The views from the top of each peak, the amazing company of my fellow Peaky Blinders and of course knowing that I am raising money for such a worthwhile cause. 
 
What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: The inevitable blisters and the bus journey – I am not a good traveller.  
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Most likely in a bar with friends drinking gin– sadly, not doing exercise!  

 

ImageName: Philip Cockayne 

Occupation: Management Consultant and 

Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Junior Chambers (JCI) 

 
Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Explorador  

 
What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: the sense of achievement that comes from doing it in under 24 hours and finally doing something I’ve been threatening to do for years. 

 
What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: actually doing it in under 24 hours! And the blisters! 

In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and  

what are you doing there: If I’m not doing Junior Chamber stuff or other volunteer work you’ll either find me out on a run, at the climbing gym, in a local bar with friends or playing my guitar 

  

Name: Ilona Alcock 

ImageOccupation: Employer Liaison Consultant  

 
Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Tigre  

 
What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: The scenery and the company – 24 hours with 12 JCI people and 3 of the most stunning mountains in the UK? Perfect weekend. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also VERY excited about catching up with JCI Glasgow on the Friday night!  

What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Lack of sleep! I get quite grumpy without my full eight hours (you have been warned).  

 
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Either out running round Wigan in training for some crazy race (next up, North Yorkshire Coast Marathon) or curled up on the sofa with my cat and a good book.  

 

ImageName: Janey Leonard-Myers  

Occupation: Marketing / Business Development Guru  


Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Gambas  

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: Looking forward to all the top mountain BANTER!!!! 

 
What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Losing a toenail  

In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Most likely to find me in a park with a pack of sausage dogs trotting behind me like the pied piper of Manchester. 

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Name: Chris Henry  

Occupation: Technical Project Manager  

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Guapo (from classic 80s comedy film The Three Amigos!)  

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: Meeting everyone, finishing within 24hrs. 

What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Dodgy Weather 

In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Cycling or at a JCI event 


ImageName: Simon Anderson  

Occupation: Personal Trainer  

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Capitan  

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: Night out with JCI Glasgow before the Challenge and the Coming Home party in Dive Bar after the challenge.  
 

What’s you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Potential Travel Sickness 
 
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Round someone’s house making them sweat.  


Name: Ioan Stefan Mesaros  

Occupation: Judo Assassin  

GetAttachmentThumbnail.jpgNickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El-Usive  

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: Meeting everyone for the first time  
 
What you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: The potentially awkward atmosphere in the mini-bus post EU referendum.  
 
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there? Wandering round Glen Ridding car park trying to find people.  

 
 

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Name: Lucy Onyett 

 

Occupation: Supply Chain Management Trainee 

 

Nickname for 3 Peaks weekend: El Trek Bar 

 

What you’re most looking forward to about challenge: The Views and Random topics of conversation  
 

What you’re least looking forward to about the challenge: Dead Legs after the walk 
 
In general life, where is someone most likely to find you and what are you doing there: Anywhere there is food – a café, a supermarket/restaurant or in my kitchen cooking!  

 

 
So there you have it, your JCI Manchester ‘3 Peaky Blinders’ – Our target is £2000 so please donate what you can to the following link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JCI3Peaks 


We will also be hosting a coming home party at Dive Bar in the Northern Quarter from 8-11pm so if you’re around please come join us in welcoming our heroes home. 


Wish us luck!  
JCI Manchester 3 Peaks Team 2016 – El 3 Peaky Blinders 

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