Sunday, 25 April 2010

56th Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race

Once again the Eryri Barmy Army were on the road yesterday - this time to take part in the vintage cracker 3 Peaks fell race. The race measures in at 24 mile with 4500ft of climb and is noted for it's speedy running sections, men's record stands at 2hrs.46mins and ladies at 3.14.

On a a warm day with very hard underfoot conditions there were 602 finishers out of around 750 starters - so the weather clearly had an effect. First home for Eryri was Math Roberts working himself up from 32nd at Penyghent to finish in 10th in 3.21, 2nd home for Eryri was Iain Ridgway who had to cope with severe stomach issues to finish in 64th and a time of 3.47, hot on his heels in in a time of 3.50 was Noel Craine. Craine was 175th at the summit of Penyghent but incredibly made 99 places to finish in 76th! Next home for Eryri was Sarah Ridgway in 177th and in 4.14 followed by Ali Chant in 311th and 4.33.30. Excitement ensued to see how who would be first home in the Dali series - once again Ali Thomas came home with the points to finish in 472nd and 4.58 with Dils Rowlands finishing in 547th and 5.17.

Excellently organised race, very difficult but a classic to be recommended!


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