New world record for Wainwright's peaks race

A man from Cumbria has beaten a world record only ever completed by one other man - previous record holder Joss Naylor. Steve Birkinshaw ran Wainwright's 214 peaks last week, setting a new world record in the process.

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Cumbrian athlete breaks Wainwright record

Heading for Longlands Fell

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.

Running up all 214 Wainwright peaks is a steep challenge
Steve with his wife Emma on Carrock Fell
On the home straight

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