3 Peaks trophy in safe hands

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Fri 06 May '11

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Fred Bagley, 3 Peaks winner in 1954

Fred Bagley won the very first 3 Peaks race in 1954, but he didnt received a trophy. In fact he got very little, apart from a few odd looks from folk after they learned what he and 6 of his fell running buddies were going to undertake…

57 years later he finally has his hands on the historic plaque, which carries the names of some of the greatest ever endurance runners that this country has produced.

This all came about after 2011 winner Tom Owens bestowed a fantastic gesture on Bagley by handing him the winners trophy to look after for the next 12 months. The story is covered by the Craven Herald newspaper and quotes Fred as saying:

“I will cherish the trophy and show it to my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It feels so good to be able to hold it after so many years.”

Owens stated:

“It was a privilege to meet Fred Bagley, who is such an important figure in the history of fell running. It is right that he should have the trophy to look after for me. I am proud and very happy to ask him to hold it on my behalf.”

Full story here.

© www.cravenherald.co.uk

Tom hands Fred the 3 Peaks trophy

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  1. Malcolm McLoughlin May 6, 04:23 AM

    Tom Owens=Gentleman. Bravo.

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