3 Peaks Fell Race

Just over a week ago I competed in the 3 Peaks Fell Race. It’s a classic Yorkshire fell race of 24 miles taking in the summits of Pen-Y-Gent, Whernside and Ingleborough. A strange race as it has 3 very steep hard climbs and plenty of flatish running in between them, all designed to give you cramp towards the end of the race. I got out sprinted for 100th place and ended up 101st in a time of 3 hours 54 minutes. A warm fell race is not much of a kit testing opportunity but as always my Smartwool Adrenaline socks kept me comfortable and blister free.

The fell race is the first part of my ‘Robb Jebb Double’ for this year as I hope to compete in the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross Race in september over the same terrain. Rob won the fell race this year and you wouldn’t find many people who would bet against him for the bike race!