The original Three Peaks Yacht Race is one of the oldest and most remarkable multi-sport endurance races in the world.
The race draws competitors from a wide variety of sporting backgrounds and sailing experience, ranging from off-shore cruising to round-the-world racing. Sailing and sports clubs, military and company teams all enter the race and compete on equal terms.
Teams of four or five per yacht sail from Barmouth to Fort William, with two of the crew climbing the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland en route, running the equivalent of three marathons in 3 or 4 days.
In 2013 I accepted a last-minute offer to join a team on the Three Peaks Yacht Race, serving as both a runner and sailing crew, completing three mountain marathons to the highest peaks of the UK, and sailing in between from Wales to Scotland. The race is an incredible experience and an outstanding historic adventure race - a must do in the UK!