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New book records Ingleborough’s sporting history

Grassington author Victoria Benn has published “Peak Performance” – a sporting history of the Ingleborough and Clapham areas.

Daughter of the infamous 3 peaks commentator Roger Ingham, Victoria’s book reviews and recounts two centuries of sporting legacy of Ingleborough and the Three Peaks.

Sponsored by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, this hardback book by Victoria Benn unveils the complete sporting history of one of the country’s most iconic mountains.

With direct references and tales of the Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross, athletes including Rob Jebb, Andy Peace, and Victoria Wilkinson are interviewed – about the fell race as well as the cyclo-cross. The Cyclo-Cross chapter also includes interview transcripts from John Rawnsley (interviewed just before he died – he was super keen to go through with it even though he was very ill), Mark Richmond, Kevin Watson and Chris Wilkinson

Peak Performance is published by Tickled Troup Press. It is priced at £8.50, plus P&P. For a list of stockists or for mail order email

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