In a fell-running FKT attempt that might humble even 2017 Barkley Marathons finisher John Kelly, Paul Tierney, 36, of Windermere is 150 peaks into the 214-peak Wainright circuit in Britain’s Lake District, a distance of 318 miles (512K) and 36,000m of ascent. With 64 peaks remaining, Tierney is on pace to better the existing FKT of 6:13:01, set by Steve Birkinshaw in 2014.
Tierney started the project four days ago, on June 14, following a similar route to Birkinshaw’s, sleeping only intermittently, and power-hiking when necessary. He is supported with family and friends pacing him, and a van at various points. Tierney is sponsored by Inov-8 and wearing the brand’s Graphene-soled shoes.
Tierney is a two-time finisher of Tor des Géants and a past winner of Lakeland 100.
Here is a link to Inov-8’s live tracker.
Tierney is also attempting to raise £10,000 for the mental-health charity MIND, in memory of his friend, the late triathlete Chris Stirling. You can support his efforts here.