278 miles The Pennine Way January
This Monster is as far removed from 100mile ultra runs as a 1k fun run is to a Marathon.
Only ten of us made it to the finish carrying full packs for 7 days over the toughest trail in the UK. The 2013 Spine race is the toughest in the UK. Continuous 20hr + runs with short (average 4hr) sleeps sometimes in a bivi bag in the snow . Self navigation on invisible tracks covered in snow. Bogs ,Mountains Fell and forest.
On the last day some of us ended up on the Cheviot Ridge at night -8c and a 65mph full blizzard. Pure fight for survival for our team of 5. 7hrs to fight 10k through deep snow to a mountain refuge hut.
Whatever you road runners do. beware straying into the Ultra Section Of The Forum. Your life be changed forever!!!!
And no this is not boys own fantasy ,it happened last week.
Finally finished my race report and it is almost as long as the race.
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