We are grateful for the Support from the following organisations
RAYNET-UK is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided by Ofcom-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 provided by RAYNET operators.
More than 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 from remote locations 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 when their radio systems overload or fail.
Since 1953, RAYNET has been involved in numerous national emergencies, including the Lockerbie disaster where we provided up to 200 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, particularly in areas where cellphone cover is poor or non-existent.
These include: The Three Peaks Fell Race, the Oxfam Trailtrekker 100K fundraiser, Lyke Wake Race and Etape-du-Dales 112-mile cycling sportive and regular Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge events for major charities.
In 2014 RAYNET provided an emergency radio network covering 2,000 square miles for the Tour de France. In 2017 RAYNET operated communication for the Long Distance Walkers’ Association North York Moors 100, which had 500 entrants on a 102-mile route over 48-hours.
Members from North and West Yorkshire and Cleveland operate on 25 events each year.
Enjoy the race and keep safe.
Brian Dooks, Callsign G0RHI
RAYNET North Yorkshire County Co-ordinator
The Cave Rescue Organisation
Safety cover at the Three Peaks 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 over 80 volunteer members, of whom 60 are operational. 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.
By the end of 2017, the CRO had attended 3,001 incidents, including 779 underground, 1,549 mountain, fell, climbing, in water and ‘others’ 472 animal rescues (316 of which were from caves and potholes). During this period, 4,275 people, aged between five months and 87 years, were given assistance.
CRO has its headquarters at Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales. The organisation’s annual running costs are more than £40,000. This does not include items like the new Land Rover 130, bought and fitted out in 2015-16 or the digital radio equipment it began equipping members with in 2016 - expenditure which is ongoing.
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.
Its next CRO Challenge fundraising events are the 26-mile Ingleborough Marathon and the 12-mile Ingleton Circuit on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Each runner is asked to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship for the Marathon and £15 for the Clapham Circuit. Places must be booked.
Information about CRO, including safety advice and how to enter the CRO Challenge events, are here: https://cro.org.uk/
Donations may be made via its website at: http://www.justgiving.com/caverescue/raisemoney/
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 became Physiotherapist to the England Mountain Running Team in 2004. In the same year she started working closely with Anna Pichrtova, an Olympic athlete from the Czech Republic. Anna became World, European, and Masters Mountain Running Champion. In 2008 Anna became World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion when she won the Three Peaks Race and broke the then female record. Denise still works very closely with Anna (who is now Anna Strakova).
Denise has worked with some of the top fell and mountain runners around the world, including nine World Champions and our current female record holder, Victoria Wilkinson. She has subsequently been invited to attend many international events and in 2009 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 written a chapter in a medical textbook on extreme sports injuries. Denise’s practice consists of four physiotherapists and sports masseur, Victoria Wilkinson. In 2017 Victoria Wilkinson won the Three Peaks Race in a new female record time of 3hrs 9mins 19secs. She also won the Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race in 2012 and is a former Junior World Mountain Running Champion.
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/