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spine race 2019

26/06/2019
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Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion

Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion, a non-stop 268-mile endurance race along the Pennine Way.  “Right now I feel ok, pretty good, very happy. It’s a shame Cees wasn’t there with me at the finish, but I have the win outright now” she joked. “Over the Cheviot’s there were gale force winds, it was terrible up there. But it was the only way I was staying awake. I would just doze off and be facing the other way at times and think where have I been for the last half... Read More

2019 spine challenger kit list | montane 21/01/2019
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JEN SCOTNEY: SPINE CHALLENGER KIT

Montane Athlete Jen Scotney finished the 2019 Montane Spine Challenger in 3rd place.  Here she talks through her kit selection. Click here to read Jen’s SPINE CHALLENGER report The challenge of this race was clearly the wet, wild, cold weather, with only one chance to pick up dry kit at Hebden. The outstanding piece of kit for me was my Prismatic Jacket – I put it on under my Spine Jacket when I was cold at 30 miles and it was instance warmth. It then kept me warm and dry... Read More

21/01/2019
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JEN SCOTNEY: SPINE CHALLENGER 2019

When is a DNF (Did Not Finish) acceptable for you? What red lines have to be crossed before you can make that decision to pull out of a race without regrets? For me, I usually think it would be an injury that could impact on future races, or create long term difficulties if I carried on, that would make the decision for me. That would be acceptable in my mind to pull out and mentally know it just couldn’t have carried on. A sensible, even if still disappointing, DNF. But... Read More

spine race day 9 | montane 20/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – SUNDAY 20TH

Colin Green (GBR) takes last-place to close seven days of racing in Britain’s most brutal race Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 After 166h 32m 05s of racing, Colin Green ran under the finish arch and on to touch the wall of the Borders Hotel. In doing so, Green took last place and brought the 2019 MONTANE® Spine® Race to a close. Seven days ago, 126 athletes set off on a 268 mile adventure along the Pennine Way and after a... Read More

spine race day 8 report | montane 19/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – SATURDAY 19TH

Episode 9 of the Montane Spine Race – Despite the thrills at the front of the pack, competitors remain united against the elements and look after each other with good-natured, easy compassion. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 Runner 143 Satoshi Funakoshi (JPN) found out when he discovered runner 223 Glyn Thomas sat on the ground, injured, exhausted and freezing. Thomas had already been in contact with race HQ and requested assistance but Funakoshi recognized the severity of the situation and... Read More

spine race day 7 report | montane 18/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – FRIDAY 18TH

As the Montane Spine Race enters its sixth night, Shelli Gordon completes her 268 mile tribute to her former partner and takes second place in the women’s race with the time of 128h 26m 50s. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 Gordon entered the Montane Spine Race to raise awareness of and raise funds for CALM, The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a movement against male suicide.  When asked about training for the race she said, “The build up was hard.... Read More

spine race day 6 | Montane 17/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – THURSDAY 17TH

As the MONTANE Spine Race enters its fifth night, Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP) in a tragic turn of events, pulls out of the race with only 6 km to go. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 During the night, a Montane Spine Race safety team attended a refuge hut in the Cheviots. The open tracking system, which all competitors carry and which is monitored 24 hours a day during the race, had indicated that he had not moved onward from the... Read More

spine race day 5 | Montane 17/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – WEDNESDAY 16TH

Jasmin Paris has finished first place completing the Spine Race in a record-breaking 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.  Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters its fourth night, Paris completes another historic victory. Capitalising on her strategic decision 194 miles into the race to go it alone, Paris showed no sign of fatigue as she crossed the line in overall first place. Not content with getting first-place, Paris demonstrated fortitude and strength across... Read More

2019 spine race day 4 | montane 15/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – TUESDAY 15th JANUARY

As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters its third night, Paris, first placed female, has forged ahead of 2013 MONTANE® Spine® Race winner, Roselló Solé, first placed male. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 Both Paris and Roselló Solé started the day by increasing their lead over Eoin Keith (IRL). They continued to run together until they reached CP4 at Alston, 194 miles into the race.  However, even though they elected to rest, Paris pushed on ahead of Roselló Solé after just... Read More

spine race and challenger | montane 14/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – MONDAY 14th JANUARY

Britain’s Jasmin Paris battles Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP) in brutal 268 mile race. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 As the MONTANE® Spine® Race enters into its second night, an epic contest for lead position is being played out across the Pennines. Jasmin Paris (GBR), first placed female, is running neck and neck with 2013 MONTANE® Spine® Race winner, Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP), first placed male. This battle of the sexes commenced from the start of the race when both Paris and... Read More