The 3 Peaks Fell Race

30th April 2006
24 miles 4,500 ft
The 3 peaks is a classic fell race in terms of its history. But some would argue not in terms of its route and the type of ground covered. But no matter what you think of it being labeled as a Fell race it is a great running event. I enjoyed this as it is similar to a road marathon, with 3 hills to visit. They are Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

As is traditional we started in a field in Horton In Ribblesdale and headed for the first peak. Half way up and the leaders were already flying down towards us on the same path. This would be the last we would see of them. I coped quite well with the distance, having done a few marathons, and only struggled a bit on the long run off Ingleborough to Horton In Ribblesdale. Given my injuries in the lead up to the race, and lack of training, I finished in a reasonable time of 4 hours 55 mins.

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