Spyke's record Munro Run, UKHillwalking
On Thursday 3rd June 2010 Spyke, 45 and originally from Staffordshire, reached the summit of Ben Hope to claim one of the biggest prizes in fell running, a continuous round of Scotland's 283 Munros in the record time of 39 days, nine hours, six minutes.
Spyke, who will be speaking at this year's Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) March 6th, is no stranger to epic challenges. Previous achievements have included a 2007 record of 20 hours 23 minutes on the Scottish 4000ft peaks (nine mountains, 85 miles and 17,000ft of ascent). Later that year, with Mark Hartell and Lizzy Hawker, Spyke shaved five hours from the next-best time on the gruelling Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu route, taking an impressive 3 days, 2 hours and 36 minutes to cover 190 miles.