Steve Riley at the Three Peaks

Steve Riley at the Three Peaks

Well it’s certainly been a purple patch for Helsby runners in the last week or two, with some great performances over distances long and short and some good write-ups too. With this in mind, I’m almost hesitant to add to the wordcount by blowing my own little trumpet…

Yorkshire Three Peaks fell raceIf you care though, there’s a write-up of the Yorkshire Three Peaks fell race over on my blog at furious cycling.  I’d wanted to run the Three Peaks, ever since I’d started to get interested in fell running. The thought of racing over that sort of distance seemed preposterous; so unlikely. That alone was enough to tickle my fancy.

Two years ago Phil Gillard ran it when it was a World Championship event. Talking to him afterwards, he was clearly a man who’d gone through something (…shortly afterwards Phil was under the surgeon’s knife for rebuilding, Steve Austin style). Last September I had a go at the cyclo cross version of the same three hills, with a bit of road thrown in. This seemed like a nice way of doing the double. Read on here…

Keep those stories coming folks!


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