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As many of you already know, I have just completed the Montane Spine race which started in Edale, Derbyshire, 13/1/19 @ 8.00 AM.
A continuous event that follows the whole length of the Pennine way to it's end at Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. 268 miles with around 37,000 feet of climb. Whilst the route takes you through some of our most beautiful landscapes, sadly most of it is in the dark and in very hostile weather. The wind, rain and cold is hard to comprehend, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, blisters and sore feet. I am planning a social get together for everyone where I can hopefully give you all an insight into my planning and report on the event. Will confirm ASAP. I completed the race in 120 hours, 46 mins & 4 seconds. 8th place overall. Jasmin Paris won the event in around 83 hours, which is an incredible and almost incomprehensible achievement and the last people to finish came in around 166 hours but still an absolutely massive effort. Approx.74 finished and similar number retired. During the event I had 7.5 hours sleep. This was without doubt the toughest challenge I have ever undertaken and my recovery is slow and painful but I am getting there, three days after finishing I can just about walk !!
Prior to the event I didn't undertake to fundraise as I was conscious that I may not complete this challenge and didn't want to let anyone down But as my followers online, via social media and the live tracker have asked to donate, so here we are. I have chosen one of our local Mountain rescue teams to be one of two beneficiaries (the other being Pendleside hospice, on a separate page) as we regularly spend time on the hills and they provide a vital service when anyone gets into trouble due to whatever circumstances. Please give whatever you can, ever pound will be very much appreciated. You choose which one or give a little to each.
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