Nicky Spinks


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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 the Ramsay Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Bob Graham Round. She is the holder of the overall record for the double Bob Graham Round.

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Interview Nicky Spinks on Her Historic Triple Double

In mid May, Nicky Spinks completed a double lap of the Paddy Buckley Round to become the first person to do a double on all three classic British 24-hour hill routes, and cementing her reputation as possibly our greatest ever long distance hill ru...

News Nicky Spinks Completes Double Paddy Buckley Round

Nicky Spinks has run a double Paddy Buckley Round, in a total time of 57 hours 27 minutes. The classic North Wales challenge completes her unique trio of double rounds on the UK's big three.

News Nicky Spinks Runs Double Ramsay Round

Nicky Spinks has completed a double Ramsay Round with a time of 55:56:38. The Ramsay is a classic 24-hour challenge which begins in Glen Nevis and takes in 58 miles and 28,000ft of ascent. Nicky is the first person to complete two consecutive rounds.

News Kendal Mountain Festival 2016: Report

The Kendal Mountain Festival 2016 proved once again to be a busy and inspiring four days of films, photos, music, art...

News Kendal Success for UKC / UKH Film 'Run Forever'

UKC/UKH film 'Run Forever' - directed by our very own Nick Brown and featuring ultra runner Nicky Spinks -...

News New Feature Length Documentary from UKC / UKH

In May we reported that Nicky Spinks had completed a double Bob Graham Round, in a new record time of 45 hours and 30...

Interview Nicky Spinks on Her Double Bob Graham Round

Over the weekend of 14-15 May Nicky Spinks broke the record for a double Bob Graham Round, completing the 132...

News Nicky Spinks Breaks Double Bob Graham Record

News Major Lakes Record Topped by Nicky Spinks

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