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Welcome to Three Peaks Mountain Race

The 37th Three Peaks Mountain Race, Sunday 29 March 2020

Leith Harrier & Athletic Club

Organised by the Leith Harrier & Athletic Club - find out more about our club

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Three Peaks Results 2019

Three Three Peaks thirds, then first first - article from ODT Monday 8 April 2019

2019 Race Summary:

Congratulations to all those who participated and thanks to all the people who helped to make this a great day of tough trail running.  Special thanks to our sponsors who without their support an event like would not take place.

Open Men's runner Hamish Elliott won the 36th Three Peaks Mountain Race on Sunday in a fast time of 2 hours 6 minutes 290 seconds.  Second was Master Men's 35-49 runner Tim Bolter in 2 hours 10 minutes 54 seconds. Third was the second Open Men's runner Alex Gorrie in 2 hours 15 minutes 1.7 seconds and fourth was the third Open Men's runner Thomas Hadley in 2 hours 17 minutes 36.7 seconds.

First woman to finish was Open Women's runner Sharon Lequeux  in 2:44:10.7.  Second woman was Open Women's runner Ailsa Rollinson  in 2:46:37.2. Third was Open Women's runner Orlaith Heron in 2:47:16.9.

Jonah smith was the Sims Brothers Garage sponsored titles King of the Mountain and Sharon Lequeux the Queen of the Mountain - titles that are awarded to the first man and woman to the top of Swampy Summit and to still finish the race.

Michael Pullar was the first Men's 50-59 runner in 2:31:47.1 (12th overall), Lachie Ashton was the first Men's 60+ runner in 2:57:24.8 (48th overall),  Fleur Pawsey was the first Master's Women's   35-49 runner in 2:57:06.8, Ruth Jeffery was first Master Women's 50-59 runner in 3:17:49.8, Sally Nicoll was first Master's Women's 60+ runner in 4:00:50.6.  

Brief course description

See Map section for more details (note that this is a description of the 2019 course which may have changes.

This is a 26km endurance event finishing at Chingford Park.  The race starts at the Malvern St/Woodhaugh Street intersections by the bridge, the route goes via Ross Creek reservior up into the Pineapple Track, to Flagstaff Summit, back down to Swampy Summit turnoff and then up to Swampy Summit before descending to Leith Valley then up to the summit of Mount Cargill, before descending via Bethune's Gully into Norwood Street to the finish at Chingford Park, North East Valley.


As a safety requirement, all competitors must carry a seam sealed jacket, long sleeved thermal top and beanie (Note: these items are compulsory).  Spot checks will also be done at registration and during the race. In poor weather, gloves and leg coverings are strongly recommended. While it may be warm and mild at the start, it may be quite different near the top of any of the three peaks. The weather in Dunedin can change dramatically in a very short time, so adherence to this safety requirement is paramount and is compulsory.