THREE friends will brave lake and mountain in a gruelling charity race.
Stuart Green, of Highburton, and Tony Sunderland and John Wright, both of Sandal, Wakefield, are taking part in the Great Lakeland Challenge on May 21.
The 12-hour event around the Lake District sees competitors canoe more than 10 miles along Lake Windermere, cycle 26 miles over Hardknott Pass and then run eight miles to the top of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
The three men, all 39 and former rugby union players, have dubbed their team Mid-life Crisis. They will join up to 87 fellow keep-fit enthusiasts on.
Each trio has to raise £3,500 before they can take part in the event, now in its eighth year.
It has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Wooden Spoon charity, which helps disadvantaged children.
It is supported by rugby union players throughout the UK.
Stuart said: "We are three big lads. That's the main reason we are getting sponsorship. People don't think we'll do it!"