Yorkshire 3 Peaks 5×5

5 times round the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in 5 days…

In 2022 it will be 10 years since John and I completed the Year of Madness, so I thought it would be fitting to do a mini Year of Madness and finish on a high with a epic challenge! The idea, for once, wasn’t mine but came form my good friend Dan Hockley and told me about his plan to do this as we were actually taking on the 3 peaks. Funny that was we arrived back in Horton 24 miles later, the prospect of the 5 in 5 didn’t seem so appealing! 

I have completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge 17 times, ranging from 13 hours to complete to 6hours 11 minutes. My first ever time was in 2006 as I was training for Kilimanjaro and managed to drag myself round in 10 hours 20 minutes. I never for one minutes thought I would do it again, never mind 17 times and never 5 times in a row! However the Y3P has become one of my go to places to train and send time on the feet. The 3 peaks and Pen Y Ghent especially has become a special place for me and a go to for when I need time to collect my thoughts and get away from life’s problems. So it seemed a fitting way to mark the end of the mini Year of Madness. 

5 days, 122 miles and 8,000 meters of ascent…