Sunday, May 05, 2013

Three Peaks Fell Race

A week ago was the 59th Annual 3 Peaks Race. It is proudly advertised as the "marathon with mountains", although the route doesn't traverse any mountains and isn't a marathon. 

However,  it is quite lumpy in places and is rather long so I'll let them off. Sideways snow on the first hill/mountain soon gave way to sunshine for the rest of the route, which had everything: Hands-and-knees ascents, country lanes, bogs, a river crossing, wide rocky plateaus and so on. A classic, if you will.

I finished in the top half in 04:23:17, once again pipped at the post by a phalanx of fitter, more committed runners. Still, fastest finisher from the club, so pleased with that.