Jason Miles (interviewed here earlier in the year on this blog) pulled a great PB in terms of his position in the 2012 3 peaks – finishing in 54th place and the same time as last year (not many people doing that this year!)
The climb of Whernside is my favourite part of the 3 Peaks and is the reason I was so keen to get closer to the sharp end of the race this time. Back where I normally find myself, the narrow stone steps are often crowded and in wet conditions the opportunities to overtake by going ‘off-piste’ are severely limited. This time though, the place seemed almost empty. With luxurious amount of room and the fact that I wasn’t cramping while on my feet, I trotted up the hill and took a few places in the process. It started to rain. I was exposed to the wind again, but it was mostly behind me and I was enjoying it again.
Well done from me!
His blog from 2012 is here