James Hargan Completes the Ultra-distance “Montane Spine Race”Park Square Barristers
Many Congratulations to James Hargan who last week completed the gruelling Montane Spine Race. The race which involves running the entire 268 miles of the Pennine Way is not only regarded as the toughest ultra-marathon in Britain, but also one of the hardest in the world.
The participants have 7 days to get from the start at Edale in Derbyshire to the the finish at Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.
On the way they have to climb over 40,000ft, whilst enduring horizontal rain, blizzards, 60 mph winds, sleep deprivation and walking in 16 hours of darkness each day.
James finished on Saturday morning in just under 6 days, and in a very respectable 35th place. Of the 122 starters only 70 made it to the finish line – the winner Jasmin Paris attracted worldwide media coverage last week, after she broke the course record time by over 12 hours.
After a good sleep James is looking forward to getting back into court as soon as he can!