3 Peaks final updates, and the rest of the weekend's action...

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Fri 23 Apr '10

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Gary Devine

It’s the big one this Saturday as the longer distance fell specialists hit Yorkshire for the 3 Peaks. Some more updates come in the form of Gary Devine – who is by all accounts going to have a crack at the MV40 record…

The ex-British and English fell champ is over from his French base and is ready to have a serious attempt at Andy Peace’s vets record – looking at the forecast the weather may even play into Devine’s hands to, its going to be almost like the south of France temperature wise!

Also contrary to this (!), Natalie White will now take to the start tomorrow morning after some confidence-boosting conversations with buddy Pippa Maddams, so look out for a good battle on the womens race.

“Yep, I can’t believe the week of dilemmas I’ve had. Well, Friday it is and I’ve decided to go for it on Saturday at the 3 Peaks. I’m now psyched for it and by Weds eve after talking with Pippa (Pippa Maddams) she convinced me. So I’ve got all my food, drink, clothing ready and my parents are supporting me, so I’ll go for it!”

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Natalie White at Mugdock

Still, it’s not all 3 Peaks, as the excellent 11.5m/3600’ Anniversary Waltz takes place over at Newlands, Cumbria, along with the PUMA Hawkshead Trail Race in the Lakes.

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Full details of all of this weekends racing in England, Wales and Scotland, can be found over at the Scottish Hill Runners, the WFRA and the FRA sites.

Enjoy the cracking weather!

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  1. Jason Kehoe Apr 27, 02:48 AM

    That picture of Gary Devine is at Ben Nevis? The runner behind him is John Brooks (Lochaber / Rathfarnham A/C)scottish born, living and running in Ireland. Saying that I havent seen him in about two years.

    The Irish Championship race series start this Saturday 1st May along the famous pilgrimage route of Croagh Patrick in the west of the country (County Mayo) and John Brooks holds the record with a phenomenal time of 42min 43secs in 2004 knocking nearly 2 minutes of John Lenihans record time.

    I’m not sure if it will be ever be beaten! It’s probably the most technical race route in Ireland. Fast, steep, and rocky. You dont so much run down from the summit but rather surf down on the loose rocks and shale before trying to navigate safely down its moonscape. Awesome!

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