Nicky claims yet an­other first

Trail Running (UK) - - Warm- Up -

Se­rial record-breaker Nicky Spinks has be­come the first per­son known to run a ‘Dou­ble’ Char­lie Ram­say Round. The Ram­say is a 56-mile chal­lenge in the Scot­tish High­lands, in­clud­ing 24 Mun­ros and 28,500ft of as­cent, which has had only 123 com­ple­tions.

Tech­ni­cally the 51-year-old had to com­plete the cir­cuit twice within 48 hours. She was on tar­get for some 30 hours, but two hot days and a mix-up with sup­port­ers put her be­hind sched­ule. “There was no way I was go­ing to abort,” she told

TR. “I felt a bit mis­er­able, but there was noth­ing wrong with me.” De­spite be­ing on her feet for two days and two nights – with no sleep – Nicky pushed on to fin­ish in 55hr 56 min.

“I had an in­cred­i­ble week­end run­ning with a great team of sup­port­ers,” she said. “The sun­rises and sun­sets were mind­blow­ing. I’m slowly feel­ing more pleased with it.” ■ Read more at runbg.co.uk

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