We are grateful for the Support from the following organisations
The radio amateurs' emergency network
RAYNET is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided by licensed Radio Amateurs.
All communications between Race Control in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the checkpoints, including the summits of Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, will be engineered and operated by RAYNET members.
Up to 30 members from RAYNET Groups across the North of England and further afield will update Race Control on the progress of competitors and provide safety information to alert officials to any potential problems.
But this is just a training exercise for RAYNET, which was formed in 1953 after the East Coast flood disaster. RAYNET’s prime role is to provide back-up communications for the Police, Fire and Ambulance services and others on a Government approved list.
Since 1953 RAYNET has been involved in numerous national emergencies, including the Lockerbie disaster where we provided up to 150 radio operators each day for the first 10 days. Fortunately, such emergencies are comparatively rare, so RAYNET trains by operating at sporting and charitable events.
These include: the Three Peaks Fell Race, the Oxfam Trailtrekkers 100K fundraiser, Lyke Wake Race and Etape-du-Dales 112-mile cycling challenge. Members from North and West Yorkshire and Cleveland operate on 25 such events each year.
Enjoy the race and keep safe.
Brian Dooks, Callsign G0RHI
RAYNET North Yorkshire County Controller
the cave rescue organisation
Safety cover at the Three Peaks Fell Race is provided by the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) which has members on immediate standby to respond to incidents.
The CRO provides mountain and cave rescue across the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales as well as west into Lancashire and Cumbria and east into Malham and Gordale.
Founded in 1935, the CRO has 80 volunteers with an operational team of 52 backed-up by 36 in a support role. They operate 24/7 for 365 days a year in response to 999 calls made to the Police – performing not only mountain, cave and fast water rescue, but also searches for missing persons and other tasks in remote areas.
CRO has its headquarters at Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2010 – CRO’s 75th anniversary – members were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. CRO is a registered charity which depends on donations from the public for its finances.
Donations may be made via its website at: CRO -JustGiving
denise park chartered physiotherapist
Denise Park is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a private practice based in Clitheroe, Lancs. She started working with fell runners in 1989, and has been Physiotherapist to the England Mountain Running Team for the last 9 years. In 2004 she started working closely with Anna Pichrtova, an Olympic athlete from the Czech Republic. Anna became World, European, and Masters Mountain Running Champion, and in 2008 became World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion when she won and broke the then female record at the 3 Peaks Race. Denise has worked with some of the top fell and mountain runners around the world, and has subsequently been invited to attend many international events. 5 years ago she received accreditation from the World Mountain Running Association – the only physiotherapist to ever receive this accolade. Over the last few years she has carried out research into the nature of injuries experienced by fell and mountain runners, and has recently been the author of a chapter in a medical textbook on extreme sports injuries. Denise’s practice consists of 4 physiotherapists and sports masseur, Victoria Wilkinson, who won the 3 Peaks Race in 2017 in a new female record time of 3hrs 9mins 19secs. Victoria also won the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race in 2012 and has also been Junior World Mountain Running Champion.
Welcome to Yorkshire
Welcome to Yorkshire is the official tourism agency for Yorkshire, Britain’s biggest, best and friendliest county! We might be biased but Yorkshire really does have it all. From stunning walks and waterfalls to vibrant cities and spectacular coastline, we even have more Michelin Starred restaurants than anywhere outside London. We are proud to support events such as the 3 Peaks Race which puts Yorkshire on the map. As one of the oldest and most famous fell races in Britain, this incredible challenge is close to Yorkshire’s heart. It gives us a chance to showcase our stunning countryside and hopefully entice visitors to extend their stay and enjoy all we have to offer. For walkers there’s the quaint village of Malham with its awesome landscape and for adrenalin junkies there are great opportunities for caving, climbing and abseiling. If you want to kick back and relax, why not sample our array of fine ales and local produce on offer in and around the Yorkshire Dales. The Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes has just revamped its Visitor Centre, tripling the size of its cheese shop and creating a fabulous new coffee shop. Over in Masham, there’s the Black Sheep Brewery and the Theakston’s Brewery where you can enjoy a tour and a pint or two. This is just for starters, the list is endless – why not stay for longer and see for yourself. We guarantee you’ll be coming back for more!” Please go to yorkshire.com for more information.
BROADRAKE BUNKBARN WORKSHOPS
Broadrake Bunkbarn is situated at the foot of Whernside in the heart of Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks area and is part of the scattered hamlet of Chapel-le-Dale. It is in a quiet location about ¾ mile off the B6255 Ingleton to Hawes road with views in front to Ribblehead Viaduct and Ingleborough and Park Fell with views to the rear of Whernside. The bunkbarn is an old agricultural building attached to the main farmhouse. It has been renovated to form group accommodation sleeping 20 in 5 rooms all on the ground floor with communal space on the first floor.
The surrounding area is ideal for walkers, mountain bikers and cavers and even paragliders. It is fascinating for both geologists and naturalists with the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve just across the valley. In the field behind the buildings we have planted young native trees, an area of upland hay meadow undergoing restoration and in n 2015 we added a wildlife pond to increase biodiversity. The areas immediately behind the buildings have remnants of limestone scar with large rock outcrops hosting diverse plant life.
Contact us via our website at http://broadrake.co.uk/
THE YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) provides first aid, emergency cover and patient transport for the Three Peaks Race, working in partnership with St John Ambulance and the race doctors.
Eight members of staff (paramedics and emergency medical technicians) will run the casualty clearing station and will be on hand to attend casualties on the course.
YAS will be providing a number of dedicated vehicles, including a 4x4 ambulance and a road ambulance, to cover the duration of the race. Other crews and vehicles, including the air ambulance can be called in to support if necessary.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) has been part of the team providing emergency cover for the Three Peaks Race for many years and is pleased to continue this support.
Woodhouse Grove School
Woodhouse Grove School is pleased to be associated with the 3Peaks Race.
Contact us via our website on http://www.woodhousegrove.co.uk/