Montane Summer Spine Race 2021 Results

Anna Troup
Anna Troup photo courtesy Montane Spine Race

The Montane Spine Sprint race is an ‘entry-level’ challenge that offers a taste of what it takes to move on to the Challenger and full spine races. 43 miles with a 18 hour time limit starting in Edale and finishing in Hebden Bridge. Women’s race saw a dramatic finish as the top three women finished within 7 seconds of each other. First was Sara Abbott in 9:54:01, second was Sue Straw in 9:54:04 and third was Lynn Murphy in 9:54:08. First man was Niki Worrall in 7:30:00. Full Results.

The Montane® Spine® Challenger is a non-stop, 108 mile race between Edale and Hardraw with a time limit of 60 hours. Victoria Morris 32:20:14 Victoria Morris 24:34:24 Full Results.

Eoin Keith
Eoin Keith photo courtesy Montane Spine Race 2021

The Montane Summer Spine is the summer version of the original Montane Spine. A non-stop, 156 hour race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. Eoin Keith led from the early stages though that took a while to be clear as the runners set off in waves however Anna Troup was never far behind and the experienced Irishman admitted he felt the pressure but nevertheless set a new course record. James Leavesley finished in second place and Ed Gwynne-Harris came in third.
Anna rounded off an incredible performance by reaching the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm as first woman, the 2nd overall, setting a new course record of 80:28:35 breaking Sabrina Verjee’s time and finishing ahead of her husband who came in in 7th place. Eloise Eccles managed to hold off Sharon Gayter for second place. Sharon took a fall mid-race and damaged a rib but still put in a great performance. Full Results

91 starters, 49 finishers

Pos Name Time
1 Anna Troup 80:28:35
2 Eloise Eccles 120:35:26
3 Sharon Gayter 123:08:01
1 Eoin Keith 77:34:52
2 James Leavesley 91:39:06
3 Ed Gwynne-Harris 94:33:15

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