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Nicky Spinks cel­e­brated her 50th birth­day in inim­itable style, with yet an­other fell-run­ning record. The Inov-8 am­bas­sador ran a new fastest women’s time (11:02) on the Joss Nay­lor Chal­lenge, eclips­ing the pre­vi­ous best by over an hour. The Joss Nay­lor, only open to those 50 and above, in­cludes 30 sum­mits, 17,000ft of as­cent and around 48-50 miles, fin­ish­ing next to Joss’s house.

“It was an un­for­get­table day,” Nicky told www.inov-8.com. The can­cer sur­vivor and se­rial record-breaker set off on a 11:59 sched­ule, but was 57 min­utes quicker, ac­com­pa­nied ev­ery step of the way by her dog, Wisp. And Joss met her at the fin­ish.

“His wife was cross with him be­cause he nearly missed us. He’d been watch­ing an­other race. He’s been a hero of mine for many years, so when he gave me a card in which he’d writ­ten that I was his hero, I was to­tally shocked.”

Turn to p54 for Nicky Spinks’ story.

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