Dave Sykes’s Three Shires write up…

What has to be one of the musts of the autumn fell running season in the Lakes saw 16 Dark Peakers arrive in the field opposite the Three Shires Inn on an improving forecast. The river was rather full so the crossing of the bridge at the start proved the first obstacle to negotiate, followed by the long climb up to Wetherlam. From there the route is really pure fell running delight with the descents off Swirl How, the fast and technical descent off Pike of Blisco and the race to the finish down off Lingmoor. There was a mix of young and old with both the under MU23’s posting impressive resullts (Finlay and Cynog). Selwyn Wright (who knows a thing or two about fellrunning) commented that Finlay surely must be a future winner.  Fran carried all before her to win the women’s race with Jenny first FV 50. There were three MV60’s with Ashley in his last race as a 63 yr old (really?), finishing ahead of Greg (just 61) and Keith.  Alice was second FU23 and  the women were joint winners of the team prize with Ambleside – Fran, Ellie and Jenny taking the opportunity for a photo with Selwyn. If you haven’t done this race it comes highly recommended and with what must be the closest finish to a pub in the lakes.  All in all a lovely autumnal day in the Lakes for young and old.  Results here. 

Ellie Wainwright, Jenny Caddick and Fran Collett joint winners of the Ladies team prize at Three Shires pictured with RO Selwyn Wright.

Past races

Stanage Struggle – 27 brown vests on display. Chet Gillespie 3rd, Helen Elmore 1st F50 and Jane Crowson 1st F60. Results 

Upcoming races

Saturday 23rd September – Shelf Moor.

Saturday 23rd September – Kinder Barrel Race.

Sunday 24th September – Kong MMM round 2, Low Bradfield.

Sunday 24th September – Wirksworth Undulator.

Sunday 1st October – Peak Raid MM round 1, Roych Clough, Brown Knoll and beyond.

Saturday 7th October – Langdale.

Saturday 7th October – Curbar Commotion.

Saturday 7th October – Castle Carr, Hebden Bridge. The penultimate ‘AL’ of the year.

Sunday 22nd October – Windgather.

Saturday 28th October – Bole Hill Badboy, George Yates’s DPFR race.

Sunday 14th January – Trigger. Entries open on SiEntries on 1st October. Type 2 fun but definitely worth the effort.


Saturday 23rd September, 2023

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