Top ultramarathon runner Damian Hall has set a new record time (FKT) for the 268-mile Pennine Way – while also cleaning the trail of litter at the same time!
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BOOKS Damian mentions in this live chat
Damian’s plastic-free / eco-friendly food stuffs
Damian says, “Not necessarily every product from each of these companies is vegan and comes in a compostable wrapper. But they’re all trying hard to do the right thing. It just so happens they’re making super-healthy and tasty stuff too. Let’s try and support these brave pioneers of lush hill nosh!”
@delushious_treats (lush flapjacks, plus low-sugar jams and treats)
@outdoorprovisions (ace bars)
@luchodillitos (use luchohero for a 20% DISCOUNT)
Also fruit, anything in a tin/can and humous and avocado sangers
More about the Pennine Way FKT
The 44-year-old inov-8 ambassador completed Great Britain’s oldest – and arguably toughest – National Trail in an incredible time of 61 hours 34 minutes, beating the previous record by more than three hours. That previous record was set by his friend, American John Kelly, just the week before. Prior to that it had stood unbeaten for 31 years, belonging to Mike Hartley.
The dad-of-two from Wiltshire, England, and his 11 teams of pacers also cleaned the famous trail of litter as they ran, stuffing it in their packs before handing it to support team members at road crossing meet-up points.
The whole attempt was certified as ‘carbon negative’, by Our Carbon. Damian, a climate change campaigner, used the challenge to help raise funds for Greenpeace UK www.justgiving.com/fundraising/penninewaybimble
He completed the record run at 7:34pm on Friday night in Edale, Derbyshire, having started at 6am on Wednesday morning in Kirk Yetholm, Scottish Borders. His route along the Pennine Way amassed more ascent than Mount Everest and included a section along Hadrian’s Wall.
Damian ran it from north to south – the same direction as Mike Hartley. John Kelly ran it south to north.
Damian’s coaching website is here. Book him for fantastic training for any trail and ultra distance or race!