Clark’sThree Peaks bid
An East Kilbride teacher is hoping to hit the peak of his life by smashing a world record – with the backing of his pupils.
Crosshouse Primary School teacher Clark Burrell and pal Lewis Cleland have set themselves the ultimate challenge to break the ‘UK Three Peaks’ world record.
Clark, 24, hopes to complete the UK Three Peaks (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) next April which means they will cover a staggering 436 miles in just one week.
The current world record is 13 days and 23 hours.
And Clark is confident that he will benefit from the feelgood factor within the school to get himself in the record books and raise funds for the Young Minds charity in the process.
“We have had some good practice behind us,” he said. “We are trying to run up to 28 miles a day.
“We finished the West Highland Way at the start of the year and were looking for a new challenge. “This is a step up again.” He continued: “It will last a week but it is an experience we can tell all the kids about.
“Everyone at Crosshouse has been really interested – keeping them fit has helped me keep fit!
“The thing I am looking forward to the most is being able to share the experience with the kids through posts on social media and when we are back. “There has just been great support so far.” Due to his work with youngsters, Clark picked the Young Minds charity which aims to improve children’s wellbeing and mental health.
Now he is hoping to raise a whopping £10,000 with his efforts.
Clark added: “With this kind of charity it’s good to get the kids to engage in it.
“There have been a lot of questions on what the charity is from the kids and that’s a really good thing.”
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Ready to go Crosshouse Primary teacher Clark Burrell has the support of pupils at the school
Limbering upClark Burrell is taking on the UK Three Peaks Challenge