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The first Adventure Race??

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“The Three Peaks” – it probably conjures up different images to different people… To me, the first question is Yorkshire or National? The Yorkshire 3 Peaks race is a fantastic fell race, but that’s not what this is about… The national three peaks, Snowdon in Wales (just over 1000m), Scafell Pike in the Lake District (998ish) and Ben Nevis in Scotland (1350 or so), have been tackled many ways: My brother has completed the classic 24 hour challenge, I climbed all three during my British Isles Challenge a few years ago, and Dark Peak’s Gavin Williams recently managed the same in 23:30 by public transport and bicycle. However, last weekend I was starting a different event – the Three Peaks Yacht Race.

As the name suggests, it’s a race up Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, linked by sailing! It’s a classic event that’s been going since 1979. I was thrilled to be taking part this year as part of the “Wight Rose” team aboard Geoff West’s boat, Lightning Reflex. I would be running with Alex…