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New Feature Length Documentary from UKC/UKH

© Dan Bailey

In May we reported that Nicky Spinks had completed a double Bob Graham Round, in a new record time of 45 hours and 30 minutes. UKClimbing and UKHillwalking were there throughout the weekend to capture the action for a new feature length documentary, Run Forever, to be premiered at Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Click here for the screening schedule and tickets.

Nicky was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and has since gone on to become one of the UK's most successful fell runners, setting multiple fell and ultra running records across the UK, as well as placing highly in many of Europe's top races.

Raise summit  © Dan Bailey
Raise summit
© Dan Bailey

In our new film 'Run Forever' we delve into Nicky's inspirational backstory, whilst showing a unique perspective of the weekend when Nicky completed the double Bob Graham. Starting and finishing in Keswick, a standard Bob Graham Round involves a 66-mile circuit of 42 summits including 27,000ft of elevation gain, to be completed in less than 24 hours. Nicky, a farmer from Yorkshire, did all that twice - managing to take over an hour off the previous record set by Roger Baumeister in 1979. Roger was there throughout the weekend to support Nicky and she was also joined by 80 year old Joss Naylor, who ran from Wasdale to Honister with her.

Raise, 5:43am  © Dan Bailey
Raise, 5:43am
© Dan Bailey

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking were lucky enough to have the support from Inov-8 (Nicky's sponsor) to enable them to get six cameramen onto the hills and complete this project.

First time on Bowfell, 10:58am  © Dan Bailey
First time on Bowfell, 10:58am
© Dan Bailey

Final pit stop at Honister  © Dan Bailey
Final pit stop at Honister
© Dan Bailey

Here is a video showing the route of the Double Bob Graham:

Kendal Mountain Film Festival Kendal Mountain Festival 2016

Kendal Mountain Festival is by far the largest and most varied event of its type in the world - it is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.

'Kendal' is one of the leading festivals of its kind in the world. It is an internationally-known event, attracting film premieres from around the globe. Film makers, TV producers, adventurers, climbers and world-class lecturers gather to take part in four packed days of the very best films, speakers, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and 2016 will be our 17th straight year.

- Book tickets on the KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL SITE

- Grab a Film Pass here: FILM PASS


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Nicky Spinks is a British long distance runner, specialising in fell running, who set women's records for the major fell running challenges...

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