EXTREME RUNNING CHALLENGES
Now the story of Nicky’s incredible life and phenomenal Double Bob Graham Round success will be told in a new film called RUN FOREVER. The film will be premiered at the Kendal Mountain Festival in November, after which it will have its public release. To whet the appetite we have this exclusive film trailer.
NICKY SPINKS – PUSHING HER BODY TO THE LIMIT
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, and became only the second person after Roger – and first woman – to go sub-48 hours. Her achievement gained widespread national media attention.
Prior to her record-run, the longest period of time Nicky had run for was 36 hours. Entering into unchartered territory, she pushed her body and mind to their limits and endured countless highs and lows. She was supported throughout by family and friends, including fell running legend Joss Naylor.
Nicky was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. She underwent treatment and made a strong recovery. Since then she has set multiple fell and ultra running records across the UK and placed high in some of Europe’s toughest races.
Blog posts by Nicky: My Double Bob Graham Round | How To Run Further Than You Thought Possible