60th Yorkshire Three Peaks

By Chris Roberts Horton in Ribblesdale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales was the setting for the 60th Yorkshire Three Peaks Race. It is a gruelling 23.4 mile course consisting of 5000ft of climbing. YKH had a strong contingent taking part this year with myself, Simon Collins and Tom Ratcliffe, fresh from London Marathon, taking part for the first time. We were joined by race veterans Barry Atkinson, Andrew Johnson, Robyn Hawxby and Tony Heron who were hoping their experience of the course … [Read more...]

Anniversary Waltz – report

Anniversary Waltz - Newlands Valley Horseshoe, Lake District - 19 April. report by Tony Heron. Fantastic spring conditions for the first of the big Lakeland fell races of the year - the Anniversary Waltz (11.5m/3,500ft) and Teenager with Altitude (15m/7600ft). Having done the Teenager the last two years, I opted for the Waltz this year with one eye on the Three Peaks at the weekend. The Waltz has the virtue of not only being shorter, but involves less than half the amount of climbing and, … [Read more...]

Team Victory at ‘Gisborough’ Moors Fell Race

Report by Neil Stabbs. The Knavesmire fell running contingent had another grand day out on the moors this weekend, with the longest race of the winter series – The Gisborough Moors Race, 12.5 miles and around 850m/2800ft of ascent. The route takes in a number of major summits (Captain Cook’s, Roseberry Topping, Highcliff Nab), but still manages to have a lot of good running terrain and some great views. For once, I started the race with some sort of pacing strategy in an attempt to … [Read more...]

Blakey Blitz Team Victory

Esk Valley Winter Fell Series Race 13! - 23.March.14. Our Fell Running devotees congregated at the Lion Inn  on Blakey Ridge between Hutton le Hole and Castleton for the 10.5  mile Blakey Blitz Race. A  more dramatic location for a race start in North Yorkshire would be hard to come by. From this remote high point the race  starts with a mad cap dash down into  Rosedale, ascends the other side, crosses Rosedale Moor along the unevenly flagstoned George Gap Causeway, takes in another lunatic … [Read more...]

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