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 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.
The men’s course record is held by English international Andy Peace of Bingley Harriers, who completed this gruelling challenge in 2 hours 46 min. 03 sec in the 1996 race.
The women’s record of 3 hours 9 min 19 sec is held by English international Victoria Wilkinson in the 2017 race.
Chris Williams making his debut run at the event showed what a great talent and important member to QRC he really is, by his own admission Chris felt half fit in a recent Facebook post and could have probably gone quicker had his training gone to plan.
With the 1st 23 runners in the elite class, followed by 55 in the1st class, Chris romped home 17th in the 2nd class award category to finish a fantastic 96th overall in a super quick time of 3:43:31. A great performance on your 1st attempt a truly tough race.
Well done Chris and keep on inspiring runners throughout the club.
Full results and splits below