Bisley makes it back-to-back titles in Three Peaks

Chris Bisley runs through the dark on the way to winning the Three Peaks Plus One Mountain Race...
Chris Bisley runs through the dark on the way to winning the Three Peaks Plus One Mountain Race yesterday morning. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN
Chris Bisley has once again emerged as the king of Dunedin’s mountains.

The ultra-marathon runner defended his title in the Three Peaks Mountain Race plus one category yesterday morning.

Bisley clocked a time of 5hr 27min 11sec to win the 55km race by 26min from Tom Spencer.

It was the second year the distance has been run, the course climbing Flagstaff, Swampy Summit and Mount Cargill like the traditional race, but also adding an additional loop.

Rose Pearson won the women’s plus one race.

She finished in 6hr 40min 13sec, four minutes ahead of second-placed Brooke Thomas.

In the traditional 26km race — now in its 38th year — less than five minutes separated the top three men.

Jonah Smith claimed victory in 2hr 10min 37sec, four minutes ahead of second-placed Alex Gorrie.

Nathan Shanks followed 22 seconds behind Gorrie.

Nancy Jiang took a convincing win in the women’s race.

Her time of 2hr 33min 06sec was 12 minutes ahead of Margie Campbell, who finished second ahead of Kristy Eyles.

In the 11km race, Tadhg Ryan Charleton took the men’s title in 1hr 6min 43sec, three minutes ahead of Simon Leaning.

Lydia Patillo came in first in the women’s 11km race, her time of 1hr 18min 38sec well-clear of Becky Lawrence in second.


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