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Sabrina Verjee is 11.5 hours ahead of Wainwrights record schedule

Written by Fiona

May 03 2021

By the end of day three of ultra runner Sabrina Verjee’s Wainwrights record bid she was 11.5 hours ahead of her schedule. She set off on Friday to attempt to set a new fastest time for the 214 Wainwrights fells.

She is hoping to beat the current Fastest Known Time (FKT) of six days and six hours, which was set by Paul Tierney in 2019.

Video credit: Summit Fever Media & Steve Ashworth Media

Day 1: Sabrina’s Wainwrights record bid

Sabrina sets off for the Wainwrights Round record bid.

Sabrina Verjee descending to Easdale from Helm Crag. Credit: Steve Ashworth
Sabrina descending Gibson Knot on the way to Helm Crag, with pacers John Kelly and husband Ben Turner. Credit: Steve Ashworth
Footcare from Ben Turner on day one. Credit: Steve Ashworth

In the early stages, Sabrina set a great pace and was two hours ahead of schedule.

Video credit: Summit Fever Media & Steve Ashworth Media

Day 2: Sabrina’s Wainwrights record bid

By early Saturday on day two of the run, Sabrina was almost six and a half hours up on her original schedule.

Sabrina on Swirral Edge Helvellyn on day two. Credit: Steve Ashworth

Video credit: Summit Fever Media & Steve Ashworth Media

Day 3: Sabrina’s Wainwrights record bid

By the end of day three, Sabrina was an impressive 11.5 hours ahead of her original schedule. She still has a long way to go but she is looking strong so far. You can track her progress.

Sabrina heads up Skiddaw Little Man on day three of her Wainwrights round. Credit: Steve Ashworth
Sabrina heads up Bakestall on day three. Credit: Steve Ashworth

Video credit: Summit Fever Media & Steve Ashworth Media

Sabrina is supported by supported by La Sportiva and Berghaus.

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