Three Peaks Race

Anna Smith travelled to Horton-in Ribblesdale for the 60th Three Peaks fell race.  There was a tremendous atmosphere from the time registration opened with spot on organisation at race HQ and all the way round the course.  Light rain cleared as 782 starters headed up Pen-y-Ghent and there were clear skies and sun from then on.  A breeze helped runners on the steep ascent of Whernside but became a headwind adding to the difficulties of the long rocky stretch from Ingleborough back to Horton. Loose stone and slippery mud combined with gradients, about a mile of road, a boggy section heading into Whernside and limestone outcrops made the terrain tough on the feet but there was a great atmosphere all the way round and just over the finish line was a marquee with friendly faces, great live music and a hot meal. Anna was 584 of 704 finishers in 5:07:40.

 

Full Results: http://live.sportident.co.uk/home/event/coursecontrolsummary/resultsatcontrol.html?eventid=38d99033-1890-4df7-bca4-49c5e4a8e016&mobile=false&controlnumber=1000

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