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Steve Birkinshaw, a fell runner from Kendal, has raised more than £12,000 tackling all of Alfred Wainwright's 214 peaks in the Lake District.
He explains how tough it was to keep going on each of the six gruelling days it took to finish the challenge.
A fell runner from Keswick has broken the record for running all 214 Wainwright Peaks.
The record was held for 27 years by Cumbrian fell running legend Joss Naylor, who ran it in 7 days, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Steve Birkinshaw says he worked out a more efficient route, sleeping for just four hours a day (rather than Joss' eight hours) to knock 12 hours off the record.
Lake District based runner Steve Birkinshaw has set a new record for running a continuous circuit that includes the summit of each of the 214 hills or mountains that feature in Alfred Wainwright’s famous seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.
A fell runner from Keswick has broken one of the Lake District's most gruelling extreme sports records.
Steve Birkinshaw has run up all 214 Wainwright peaks in less than a week. In doing so, he's broken a record that's stood for almost thirty years.
Steve's final time was six days and 13 hours, knocking almost 12 hours off the record set by Joss Naylor in 1987.Throughout his run, Steve Birkinshaw was carrying a GPS tracker, which allowed people to follow his progress and to hike or run up to meet him at almost every Wainwright summit.
On the final day, scores of runners joined Steve for the final leg of his challenge and accompanied him as he arrived in Keswick, where hundreds more people were waiting to welcome him, including his wife Emma and their three children.
A fell runner from Keswick has vowed to become the first person to challenge the record for running all 214 Wainwright peaks, a challenge that has only been completed once before.
Steve Birkinshaw has been in training everyday, getting ready for the week-long challenge.
The record's currently held by local fell running legend Joss Naylor. He did it in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes. Steve's hoping to shave 11 hours off that time.
Joss has given his blessing to this attempt to topple the title he's held for 27 years.
Steve Birkinshaw, from Keswick, is half way through his Wainwright record challenge. He's attempting to run 214 peaks in the Lake District in less than seven days and one hour, a record set by local runner Joss Naylor.
A fell runner from Keswick has vowed to become the first person to challenge the record for running all 214 Wainwright peaks.
The Lake District challenge has only been completed by famous local runner Joss Naylor.
Steve Birkinshaw is half way through the feat, which involves running 512km over 36,000 feet of ascent.