146hrs 11mins, a life time, the blink of an eye, an eternity… The Montane Spine Race

The previous months had been spent worrying about gear, fitness and strategy, but now I feel relieved as I am stood in Edale barely noticing the rain falling around me. I bid farewell to my girlfriend Claire Turton, thank Andy 'Sprog' Milton, my little bro, for his surprise appearance and head off to the start …