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Saturday June 27th – Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge


Report from Shane Ewen: I ran this to raise money and awareness for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association who do great work in and around my running area. The route was 22 miles long starting in Kettlewell, winding up and over Birks fell, down into Yockenthwaite, then up Buckden Pike & Great Whernside, before the run back in.

Conditions were very warm, with a much welcomed breeze on the tops, far from ideal for the 4000 ft of elevation. I ran most of it on my own, with the rolling hills as my sole company, especially after a “slight detour” 9 miles in meant I lost (& never recovered) 3rd place. But one of the joys of making a wrong turn is discovering somewhere new!

Eventually finished in 8th (though every marshal said I was 7th…) in approx 3hrs 40mins

Pie & peas back at the village hall followed by an ice cream.

A nicer course than the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. No road and very few slabs.

Results here – http://www.uwfra.org.uk/w3p

  1. #1 by Stephen on June 30, 2015 - 11:15 am

    I did this as well. Beautiful route and weather. I was late to the start and ended up having to miss out Great Whernside to go to Ikea, which sort of sums my life up.

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on June 30, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    22 miles with 4000 ft of elevation with a time of 3:40 is really a massive result and you deserve indeed the 6th place Shane and I am confident that if you did not get a wrong turn you would have gone up to the podium. Also Stephen ran well although he missed out the Great Whernside. Well done you two.

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