Paul Tierney sets new 214-peak Wainwright record
Paul Tierney ran into the record books today when he set a new fastest time for summitting all 214 of Alfred Wainwright’s Lake District peaks in one go. He completed the 318-mile journey and the equivalent ascent of four times Mt Everest on foot in six days, six hours and five minutes.
He beat Steve Birkinshaw’s five-year-old record by almost seven hours.
The scenes captured by inov-8 as Paul ran into Keswick today to finish his run.
Paul fought exhaustion, sleep deprivation and widely varying weather during his impressive challenge. He was supported on and off the fells by friends.
Photos tell an impressive story
Paul, was raising funds for MIND, UK in memory of his friend and fellow athlete Chris Stirling, who died recently. MIND provide advice and support to those experiencing mental health struggles. Donate via his Justgiving page.
The inov-8 ambassador was greeted on the finish steps by family, friends and Joss Naylor, who was the first man to run the Wainwrights in one continuous circuit in 1987.
See a video of Paul reaching peak number 185 (Dodd) with 29 peaks to go….