An iconic trail race that takes in all of Cape Town's famed surrounding peaks, returning to the cities heart between each peak. The race includes nearly 3000 meters of altitude gain over the 50 km course.
(Greenmarket square-Devils Peak summit-Greenmarket square-Table Mountain summit-Greenmarket square-Lions Head summit-Greenmarket square)
The 3 Peaks course was first run in 1897 by CW Schneeberger in 09 Hrs 05 min (not counting rests), repeated by Sandy Trimble in 1927 in 07H17 (counting rests), and then again by Geoff Pitter in 1977 in 06H51.
In 1997 mountaineer Don Hartley invited 15 poeple to join him for an 'official' 3 Peaks Challenge centenary run. Don and Gavin Snell have gone on to make the race an annual event. This film covers the 2012 edition, where new records were set in both the men's (04h50) and women's (06h15) race.
The event and film were sponsored by K-Way.
Film by Garrreth Bird.
Camera by Garrreth Bird, Neil Shaw, Oliver Kruger.
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