HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE PEOPLE AND THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS THAT HAVE INSPIRED US THIS YEAR
Jasmin Paris wins the Spine Race outright
And smashes the record in the process in an unbelievable time of 83hrs 12mins 23sec! That’s 268mi along the Pennine way in the depths of winter in less than 4 days!
Vic Wilkinson takes her 5th win at the Three Peaks Race
Her record still stands at a fairly unassailable 03:09:19!
Nicky Spinks (right) becomes the first person to complete a DOUBLE Paddy Buckley
122mi and 17,000m of ascent in just 57hrs 27mins! This follows a valiant effort at the Barkley Marathons earlier in the year and then a successful debut at the Tor des Geants in September!
Jonathan Albon (left) wins the Trail World Championship in Portugal
Plus 1st at Tromso Skyrace, 3rd in the Skyrunning World Series, OCR World champ, 1st in European Spartan Champs…
Paul Tierney (left) visits the summit of all 214 Wainwrights in 6 days 6hrs 5min
That’s 318mi and approx. 33,000m ascent, breaking Steve Birkinshaw’s 2013 record by 7hrs!
Damian Hall (right) breaks the Paddy Buckley record in 17hrs 31mins.
61mi and over 8,000m of ascent taking in 47 Welsh peaks. Made all the more impressive as he completed 4/5 legs solo!
Georgia Tindley (left) continues a stellar season by winning Glen Coe Skyline
plus top ten finishes at Zacup Skyrace, Hamperokken Skyrace, Comapedrosa Skyrace, Snowdonia Trail Marathon & Skyrace des Matheysins…among many others!
Finlay Wild takes the win, yet again, at Ben Nevis.
His tenth win on the mountain but Kenny’s Record remains unbroken.
Jasmin Paris, Konrad Rawlik & Jim Mann are the first mixed team in the Petite Trotte à Léon
and 5th overall on the 186mi (25,000m+) course, in 103hrs 39min
The very first Scottish Mountain Marathon is a great success following on from the much-loved LAMM.
With well over 300 hardy souls taking on the wilds of Scotland, the SMM is set to be another classic in the calendar.
Josh Jardine & Pete Rigby complete potentially the fastest pairs time for the Classic Rock Challenge
40mi of running plus 15 multipitch rock routes in 18hrs 59mins
Sarah McCormack wins the World Mountain Running World Cup for Ireland
Including taking gold at Snowdon International earlier in the year. And, most importantly, she was 2nd overall at this years Langdale Xmas Pud 10km!
Eluid Kipchoge runs 26.2 miles in 1hr 59min 40sec
He is yet to respond to our invitation to take on the OMM and try a real marathon but we’ll keep you posted.
Karen Nash (pictured left with Rowena Browne) completes her second OMM in as many weeks
First of all taking 1st Vets overall (& 2nd Women’s team), with partner Rowena Browne, in October’s B Course, before jetting off to Nagano, Japan to compete in their OMM’s A Course where she and partner Richard Dearden took 1st mixed and 2nd overall!
Kim Collinson knocks 2.5hrs off Jim Mann’s 2013 Winter Bob Graham record
With a time of 15hrs 47mins, which also make his the 9th fastest time overall!
And then there’s you lot!
We’ve loved seeing what you lot have got up to all year with some amazing running and adventures around the world.
THE QUESTION NOW IS
HOW IS 2020 GOING TO TOP THAT!?
We’d love to hear your plans for the new year of running.
Is it a Bob Graham or your first ParkRun?
Let us know at the email below and we’ll share some of our favourite
running resolutions in the New Year!