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Photographer Stephen Garnett holds the Three Peaks Race women’s trophy and ‘Run The Dales’ organiser Victoria Benn holds the men’s trophy, with fell running shoes from the 1950s in the foreground and Stephen’s pictures behind.

Trophies on show, fell running in spotlight

Thursday 22 July, 2021, by News Release

The Three Peaks Race women’s and men’s trophies can be seen at the Dales Countryside Museum (DCM) from tomorrow. 

The trophies – which have never before been exhibited together – are part of ‘Run The Dales’, a special exhibition opening from 23 July to 26 September.

A short film by the Yorkshire Film Archive, including footage from the 1976 Three Peaks Race, is showing at the exhibition, alongside rare memorabilia from fell races and pictures from outstanding Dales press photographer Stephen Garnett.

For those unable to visit the museum in person, a 15 minute ‘Voices From The Dales…fell runners’ podcast is now available on all the main podcast platforms.

‘Run The Dales’ organiser Victoria Benn has said she is ‘passionate about capturing the stories of fell running in days gone by’, while Stephen Garnett has said he wants ‘to capture the lung busting rawness of fell running’. The DCM is housed in the former Hawes railway station in Wensleydale and is managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.  It is open daily between 10am and 5pm.

(Nb. Quotes, and info on the trophies, were contained in our news release on Monday 12 July.)

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