The Three Peaks
Images & Text by Charlotte Dobson.
Edited by Good Sport.
In the summer of 2021, Jazz set out on a remarkable charity run to conquer the Three Peaks of the UK - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon - all within 24 hours. This series documents Jazz's journey, capturing not just the physical challenge of the feat, but also the stunning nature and landscapes encountered along the way.
Jazz is no stranger to running, having developed a passion for it since a young age at Warrington Running Club. She has competed in numerous national and international competitions, and has a penchant for running for a cause, having completed several marathons, including the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll and the London marathon. Most recently, Jazz tackled the Coast to coast, a 190-mile stretch from the west to east coast of the UK.
The relationship between sport and adventure is evident in Jazz's journey. The farther she travels through her sport, the stronger the connection and the greater the potential for adventure. The images in this series reflect this dynamic, capturing the body's movement in harmony with the landscape.
The images also emphasize the importance of balancing physical exertion with mental and physical rest. Movement is not just about pushing the limits of the body, but also about finding stillness and recovery. This is an essential part of working with challenges in a healthy, open approach.
Jazz's journey was not without its challenges. From the darkness of Ben Nevis at the start to the unexpected bottle of champagne at the summit, each moment was unique and illuminating. Even a popped tire on the car was not enough to stop Jazz from completing the challenge, with plenty of time to spare. Movement is produced by singular muscles coming together: movement creates a community and network.
Charlotte is a photographer from the UK. She has most recently completed her MA in Photography from the University of Huddersfield. Charlotte’s photographic practice combines fine art photography, documentary and portraiture. Central to her work is an observation between nature, human-beings and the wellness that is dependent on each together.