yorkshire 3 peaks


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16/02/2005 at 08:18
Dont quite know how I did this but last night I said I would run the yorkshire 3 peaks , today I check on the web and realise its 26 miles <doh>

Anyone out there done this ?
16/02/2005 at 10:23
excellent event - very tough. big field with plenty off fast lads!

I'll be there for the 3year running!
16/02/2005 at 10:26
doesn't it have cut-offs at various points? Think i saw it on itv, once.
16/02/2005 at 10:31
ive walked it

16/02/2005 at 11:02
Didnt realise there was an official race ! , this will be a one off , hopefully <oooer >

I'm after a map of the route if anyone could point me in a good direction

may have bitten off more than i can chew here
16/02/2005 at 11:28
I THINK it's around August. Definitely a very organised race. Maybe try a fell-running website, if you can't get any info on here. Is it not in "Events"?
16/02/2005 at 12:45
it's a pleasure
16/02/2005 at 13:17
Tee hee
16/02/2005 at 13:25
official race in april and you have to qualify, too late for this years race i think, far better to do it later in the year when the weather is better and warmer.have a condensed map i could scan and send if any good mercury, drop me a line.
16/02/2005 at 13:30
16/02/2005 at 13:58
I've walked it. It'll be a tough run Mercs.
16/02/2005 at 17:26
I've walked it many times (years ago), don't think it's 26 miles. Used to be 23.5 unless they have changed the route. Would be a tough run! You used to get a badge and certificate in the old days!

We once did a pub crawl version which was fun!
16/02/2005 at 18:37
pub crawl

there arent any bloody pubs up the mountain
16/02/2005 at 18:59
there was one at the bottom of Whernside(??) by the viaduct. Or was I hallucinating??!!
16/02/2005 at 19:01
I missed that one
thers one at the bottom of pen-y-Ghent

but you wouldnt want to drink and run upthat

oh I did
and it was night too
16/02/2005 at 19:04
I think the only one you could run up is Whernside. The others were hands & knees, scrabbling up and clinging on type climbing. It was cold, pouring with rain and zero visibility on Pen-Y-Ghent - no wonder I missed the pub:-)
I did run the last mile though - wanted to get back inside the 12 hours to get my badge and certificate.
16/02/2005 at 19:13
I never got a badge

and i did it in summat like 10 hours
I only remember one hands and knees bit
16/02/2005 at 19:18
You had to send off for the badge, mug, tie "I conquered the 3 Peaks T-Shirt" etc etc. I didn't bother.

Your mind has blotted out the worst bits hippo. Or you just zoomed up the tricky bits - you did it a lot faster than me :-)

(I hope we aren't putting you off mercs)
16/02/2005 at 19:25
I was 24 at the time

Hippo sighs

Id better not try it again-look what happened at the Lyke Wake

i do recall refusing to go up a scree hill towards the end-then realised I had no choice
16/02/2005 at 19:32
same here - it was bastardly windy and I was terribly frightened so I lay down and refused to go on. But of course I did!

(great fun Mercs, honest!!)
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