Update (June 14): Unfortunately Adam abandoned his attempt after 51 summits and over 15 hours of running. Having suffered cramp, he was 12 minutes behind schedule when he entered the Wasdale valley (after 50 summits) and soon after made the difficult decision to stop.
Adam has asked me to post this on his behalf:
I’d like to thank everyone for their unbelievable support. I feel humbled that so many people took time out to support me in person, follow my progress online and write such wonderful messages. It was a great day out running in England’s biggest mountains, I’m just sorry I couldn’t turn all the amazing goodwill into success.
The weather early on was surprisingly hot and humid. To be honest, this took its toll and I struggled to get over this. I pushed hard but never really found a rhythm. Later in the day we lost time finding our way through the mist that had rolled in over the mountains and my quad muscles had also turned to stone. I decided to stop the attempt on the top of summit 51 (Yewbarrow) after 61 miles and 27,000 feet of climb. I had run for 15 hours but was down on the record schedule I’d set myself and knew it wasn’t realistic to make up the time. Thank you all once again for the amazing support.
Ultra runner Adam Perry is attempting to break the The Lake District 24-Hour Record. Starting at 5am on Saturday (June 13) in Braithwaite, Lake District, England, he hopes to summit 78 mountain peaks in under 24 hours.
The current record of 77 peaks, set by Mark Hartell, has stood for 18 years. Read about the history of the record, Adam’s preparations and the thoughts of Mark Hartell in this BLOG.
Adam is carrying a tracking device, courtesy of Open Tracking. His progress throughout can be followed on the live map at the top of this blog page.
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