UPDATE !! COMMENT FROM JOHN 18 07 2009 - TWO JUNIORS NOW ENTERED - the future is safe!
From my own sketchy memory - this is the first year that the event will have no juniors ever - if the current 'latest' list of accepted riders is anything to go by. This is obviously a major shame for a race that seems to boast such enthusiasm.
Fell races seem to be going the same way of late - with the increase in enthusiasm in the more senior end of the population not being matched by enthusiasm in the younger riders.
It's obviously a great shame - maybe the race is shrouded a bit too much in this legend of harshness, danger and difficulty - it puts off today's couch potatoes. Maybe we should bring out a Nintendo Wii version of the Three Peaks Cyclocross that youngsters could safely take part in without going too far outside of their comfort zone.
Let's hope later versions of the entry sheet show a couple of 'ard kids.