3000m at EIS 20/11 and Yorkshire 3 Peaks – 26/11

Just to show the diverse range of distances our athletes compete in, first off we have Peter Tallents who ran a brilliant 3000m at the indoor track EIS in Sheffield on 20 November 2016.  This was Peters first run on the track and it sounded like a very interesting and tactical race:


Then Martin Hookway made an emergency stop at Metres to Miles to get some off road shoes on his way to the 3 peaks.

“It was a cracking day out. It was a planned run to help find my mojo with my friend Jen Scotney and her friend Mark but sadly Jen was carrying a niggle on her knee so we ended up walking a lot of it due to her being in pain and the ice slowed things down even more.


All three of the climbs were made harder than usual due to frozen snow and ice, both 15241739_10154699372467482_6894940222557647312_nWhernside and Ingleborough decents were very icy and slow going but the Pen-y-ghent decent was safer as deep snow had frozen over allowing us to have loads of fun. I may have had too much fun as I did take a tumble when frozen snow gave from under my feet.

The last climb up Ingleboroughwas the slowest as it was dark and very slippy especially on the final icy scramble up rocks. Two groups of walkers had turned around and chose not to do the last climb in the dark and advised us to do the same but we decided to tackle it, finishing in 7 hours 47 min. All in all a fun day out.”

Martin Hookway.