Keighley and Richmond RAYNET will be providing safety cover for The Three Peaks Fell Race
on Saturday 25th of April.
Three Peaks Race – The Marathon with Mountains
The Three Peaks Race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and is one of the oldest, most famous and best organised fell races in Britain.
First run in 1954, the Race covers 37.4 kilometres with 1608 metres of ascent and descent over the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, taking competitors to a height of 723 metres above sea level.
The men’s course record is held by English international Andy Peace of Bingley Harriers, who completed this gruelling challenge in 2 hours 46 min. 03 sec in the 1996 race.
The women’s record of 3 hours 9 min 19 sec is held by English international Victoria Wilkinson in the 2017 race.