"Steeped in history, this National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience."
The Montane Spine Race covers the entire Pennine Way in winter. The overall course record was set in January 2019 by fell running phenom & nursing mother Jasmine Paris in 83h12m23s: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46906365
Josh Perry alerted us to an early unsupported FKT on the Pennine Way. In 1989, Robin Price completed in 4days 8hrs and 39mins. Reported on in that September's issue of Fellrunner Magazine (see p.35). As best we can tell this is still (August 2020) the unsupported FKT
|John Kelly||2d 10h 4m 53s|
|Damian Hall||2d 13h 35m 15s|
|John Kelly||2d 16h 46m 0s|
|Mike Hartley||2d 17h 20m 15s|
|Anna Troup||3d 0h 46m 37s|
What an amazing effort that has lasted many years. www.kristianultra.com
Anyone know of a self supported record here?
The unsupported (not self supported) record appears to be Robin Prince in a time of 4 days 8 hours and 39 minutes, as reported in the September 1989 issue of Fellrunner Magazine.
For reference, Robin Prince's record is mentioned here (search PDF for 'Robin Prince'):
Any male self-supported or unsupported FKT would need to beat this time.
Forgot to say - thanks to Josh for this info!
Hi All, I am going to go for an unsupported/self-supported attempt (south to north) from August 16-20 2021. This will be my first FKT attempt so I would love any advice :). I plan to record on my watch and use the GPS track provided on the website. Anything else I should know? Thanks!
Hi Kelly, think I’ll be setting off just ahead of you by a few days. Same idea. I was going for supported but I’ve had to isolate and don’t want to put my team through that again so planning on getting dropped off and off I go. Good luck ? ?
Starting on Mon 22/05/2022 I will attempt to set the self-supported speed record on the Pennine Way going Northbound from Edale. I will carry a small pack with my gear and resupply along the way.
Made it to Alston (290km) in approx. 3d and 4hrs where I decided to quit.
day1 Edale - Ickornshaw 96km
day2 Ickornshaw - Hawes 89km
day3 Hawes - Gregs Hut 108km
had a flyby with Damian Hall in the middle of the night above Dufton which was pretty cool I think.