Three Peaks Race – The Marathon with Mountains
The Three Peaks Race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside is one of the oldest, most famous and best organised fell races in Britain.
First run in 1954, the Race covers 24miles/37.4 kilometres with 1608 metres of ascent and descent over the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, taking competitors to a height of 723 metres above sea level.
This year Chris Williams had company in the form of Marc Wright and Gary Rowling racing along side which I’m sure helped in knowing that he wasn’t the only QRC member suffering on a day that turned out to be very wet and windy. With Chris struggling for fitness it was down to Gary to lead the trio home and take the honours for Queensbury.
All 3 still ran super quick times and huge congrats to them all.
221st Gary 4:10:52
288th Chris 4:38:49
579th Marc 5:04:29
Well done lads.