Three Peaks Challenge
BN0R9J Ingleborough from Twistleton Scar at sunset, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England, UK
The glory that is Yorkshire is never more present than throughout the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Rugged and stunning countryside, very big hills, more very big hills and the rasping wind.
The premise of the race is simple: to run 23ish miles between the aforementioned Three Peaks (of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent) and back again to Horton-in-Ribblesdale within the cut-offs, climbing around 1,600m in the process.
Sounds relatively simple right? Wrong. It is more gruelling than some of us mere mortals assumed but is a challenge you simply have to do.
For me as a runner I assumed walking the distance would be easy and that I’d be sat eating cake with my feet up in half the time. That’s what being arrogant and ignorant gets you, sore glutes and blisters. Karma Mel, karma.
The National Challenge is not this one although it does involve Scarfell Pike and is also a worthy addition to your CV.
For details see threepeaksrace.org.uk