GIRL Guide leader Suzie Moody is feeling on top of the world after coming home first in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Suzie, of Heckmondwike, who is a guide leader in the Ramsden division, which covers Salendine Nook, Bradley, Almondbury and Moldgreen, completed the gruelling walk in 10 and a half hours. She finished ahead of the field of over 50 Girl Guides and leaders from Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Huddersfield’s Paul Jones, Walking Adviser for Girlguiding North East England, organised the event.
He said: “I have been amazed by how many people in Guiding want outdoor events and challenges. This event is nearly three times the size anticipated, and despite very strong winds, 43 members completed the challenge.
“It was great to see some of our participants picking up litter en-route left by other walkers and runners, setting a clear example to others in the outdoors.”
Participants also made donations amounting to £100 towards footpath restoration.
Chief Guide Liz Burnley and her two companions did the walk as a practice run for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro later this year.
Liz said: “We are taking advantage of living in such a lovely area with so many opportunities in the outdoors.
“If we can cope with Yorkshire, we can cope with Kilimanjaro!”
Girlguiding North East England is planning to organise a summer expedition to Hadrian’s Wall.