Saturday 20th August – Pendle 3 Peaks

Report from Tom Lynch: The Pendle 3 Peaks race is a 16 km (9.8 mile) fell race with 870 m (2800 ft) ascent, based around the last part of the Tour of Pendle. The race was an English Championship counter this year, so had a strong field, and sold out in January or something silly.  The race consisted of a series of climbs up the different sides of Pendle, and as was pointed out to me actually looks more like it has 4 peaks with 4 different climbs. The climbs were pretty steep long climbs which made for a good challenging race. I felt terrible for the first up and down, but managed to improve and make up some places towards the end. The race was slightly shortened to start on Ogden dam rather than in Barley village itself.


The winner of the men’s race was Sam Tosh (Rossendale Harriers) in 01:15:41, I was the only Otley runner and came in 110th in 01:39:52 out of 229 starters, not far off what I was expecting. In the separate women’s race, starting 15 minutes earlier, the winner was Sharon Taylor (Helm Hill) in 01:34:06. There were only about 300 runners in total, well down on the total number of entries, possibly because it was a miserable cloudy day with plenty of rain!

  1. #1 by Caron on August 22, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    Nice one Tom! You looked relatively unscathed when I saw u spectating at Burnsall! You’ll have to try all the championship races next year.

  2. #2 by Tom Pomfrett on August 22, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    Awesome work again Tom! Smashing out the races at the moment 🙂

  3. #3 by Matt on August 24, 2016 - 7:12 pm

    Missed out on an easy fishwicking oppertunity!

  4. #4 by Stephen on August 25, 2016 - 8:20 pm

    Great effort Tom.

  5. #5 by Hannah Lupton on September 6, 2016 - 11:53 am

    Another strong run Tom.

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