Steve Birkinshaw - Ultra Fell Runner
20:00 SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2014
RECORD-BREAKING WAINWRIGHTS FELL RUNNER
This summer, Cumbrian fell runner Steve Birkinshaw set a new record for tackling all of Alfred Wainwright's 214 peaks in the Lake District.
Steve broke the record set by Joss Naylor in 1987, who completed the challenge in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes.
The 45 year old university researcher ran the equivalent of two marathons a day completing a total of 320 miles, with 118,000ft of ascent in six days and 13 hours. Steve's sister has Multiple Sclerosis and his challenge raised more than £12,000 for MS charities the national MS Society and a local charity, the Samson Centre.
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Like this? Book now to:
- Watch Steve in Alastair Lee's film 'The Set of Wainwrights' about his week long record attempt in Saturday night's Brit Rock Tour.
- See Scottish Mountain Marathon legend Charlie Ramsay, introduced by Peak District fell runner Nicky Spinks.
- Hear from Jen and Sim Benson - authors of Wild Running - the first UK guide book for those who love to run and who dream of exploring Britain’s spectacular mountains, forests and coastal trails.
Buy a copy of Steve Chilton's book It’s A Hill, Get Over It – Fellrunning’s History and Characters