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Spine Race organisers suspend running in face of severe weather warnings Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:59:00
Organisers of the Montane Spine Race have halted the event in the face of severe weather warnings.

Runners are being held at checkpoints until it is safe to resume running


Pavel Paloncý leads Spine Race after Eoin Keith withdraws Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:50:49
Irish athlete Eoin Keith, who took over the lead of the Montane Spine Race when frontrunner Jim Mann retired, has himself dropped out of the race.

Pavel Paloncý of the Czech Republic, who has twice won the event, is now at the head of the runners as they enter the final leg of the race along the Border Ridge before dropping down into Kirk Yetholm


Eoin Keith takes the lead in Spine Race as Jim Mann retires injured Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:21:35
The Montane Spine Race earned its reputation as Britain’s most brutal over the past 24 hours as runners battled high winds and blizzards in the north Pennines.

The race gained a new leader after Jim Mann, who had pushed the pace since the start, was forced to retire injured


Lake District Friends plan zipwire protest as John Muir Trust adds its objection Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:30:17
Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has announced plans for a rally in protest against the planned zipwire over Thirlmere.

The gathering will be held at a secret location on Saturday 27 January


Search dogs found walker Richard Cockerham alive after 48 hours on Lakeland fells Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:25:59
Rescuers have revealed details of the huge operation to find a walker who was missing on the Lakeland fells for 48 hours in severe weather.

Seven mountain rescue teams, two helicopters and search dogs from across the North of England took part in the search for Richard Cockerham, who was found on Monday near Scafell Pike


Missing walker Richard Cockerham airlifted after being found on Scafell Pike Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:14:17
Missing walker Richard Cockerham has been found by rescuers on the slopes of Scafell Pike.

The 29-year-old was airlifted to hospital after being discovered heading towards Eskdale from the mountain


Spine Race leader Jim Mann sets blistering pace as athletes endure overnight snow Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:59:08
Montane Spine Race leader Jim Mann is continuing to set a blistering pace as runners contend with harsh winter conditions in the northern Pennines.

Organisers of the race are having to open checkpoints five hours earlier than anticipated as the Durham-based athlete heads up the course


Rescuers in search for missing Scafell Pike walker Richard Cockerham Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:24:12
Police are appealing for sightings of a man who went missing in the Lake District.

Richard Cockerham of Leeds is believed to have travelled to the area on Sunday morning, with the intention of ascending Scafell Pike


Body of missing Tryfan walker found after search by more than 40 rescuers Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:05:08
Rescuers have found the body of a walker who went missing overnight on a Snowdonia mountain.

The experienced hillwalker from north Wales was reported overdue from a scramble on Tryfan shortly after 8pm on Sunday


Jim Mann sets the pace as Spine Race runners face worsening weather Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:12:31
Runners in the Montane Spine Race, dubbed Britain’s most brutal race, face worsening conditions as the race enters its second day.

Jim Mann heads the field, setting a fast pace, as the event continues into the early morning hours, with record-holder Eoin Keith in second place and two-times winner Pavel Paloncý close behind in third place


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