24 October 2005

All the way from Mull

A good personal account of the 2005 race here from Davie Graham, who made the trip all the way from the isle of Mull. Forget these US riders... some people really have to travel for AGES.

17 October 2005

Through the roof

Now we're getting into the real nitty gritty of obsessive three peaks behaviour here... My former club mate Paul Meyer rode his first three peaks in 2000, and wore a rather fancy Heart Rate Monitor that recorded his every wince throughout the race.

Paul and I thought it best that we shared this with the world - it makes interesting reading to the obsessed. It's nice to see his old ticker getting a bit of a rest each time he snapped his chain!!

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10 October 2005

Rob Jebb crowned king of mountains

Five times three peaks winner and current champion Rob Jebb can now truly claim the title 'King of the Mountains', after winning the Buff Skyrunner series. Makes us three peaks also rans feel a bit better to see just how super-human he is! Well done, Rob. Great Britain athletes Simon Booth and Nick Sharp also finished in the top 10 overall. The series takes in mountain races in three continents and culminated the weekend after this year's three peaks with the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon through the jungles of Borneo.

07 October 2005

Bingley Harriers photos of the 2005 race

The Bingley Harriers website has 18 good piccies of the 2005 race, mainly focusing on riders local to Bingley.

Cycling Weekly piccies by Andy Jones.

Photos by Andy Jones from the 2005 race have been added to Cycling Weekly's site. They're heavily compressed but show a couple of strong images of the major contenders (along with, seemingly, a passionate obsession with Gethin Butler !)

06 October 2005

Ian Cleverly negotiates the three peaks in 04 hrs 11mins

Another classic Rider account of the 2005 race - this time, Ian Cleverly from Mosquito Bikes gives his story. Ian's account is full of the passion of a jilted 3 peaks rider - his 2004 attempt was badly hampered by an untimely cold, so his return shows a familiar obsession with going well in 'the big one' this time round. "the first full-frontal view of the mighty Ingleborough fills our vision and the grand folly that is the Three Peaks hits home for the first time. Track soon evolves into boggy grass, riding the bike becomes an impossibility and any pretence at running is swiftly abandoned as the long trudge into the mist begins."

Yorkshire CCA's Photos of the 2005 3 Peaks

Found these photos of this year's race - not sure who took them (but I suspect it's not Graham Watson).

05 October 2005

Al Tullet's first 3 Peaks

First timer, and 64th placed finissher Al Tullet has written a great article about the 2005 Three Peaks. "As I turned onto the bridleway I caught a glimpse in the mist of the leading riders running up what has to be the steepest wall of earth in the Dales"