Birkinshaw to take on the Wainwrights

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Tue 25 Mar '14

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Steve Birkinshaw

Top fell and mountain marathon man Steve Birkinshaw is to set his sights on one of the longest and toughest fell records this summer, as the Cumbria-based runner attempts The Wainwrights, 214 peaks, taking in 511km with 36000m of ascent!

On the attempt page he writes:

The current record for a continuous route of all 214 tops is held by the legendary Joss Naylor at 7 days 1 hour and 25 minutes. Hopefully I can get close to or beat this time, but there are so many things that can go wrong over this sort of distance that I have no idea what will happen and how fast I can go. All I can do is have a go and see how long it takes.

Steve has a very impressive CV…

… and with a fair wind and some good fitness we think the Threlkeld man should get close.

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