Czech Machine Runs England
About: Pavel Paloncý, Czech ultra-runner and two times The Spine Race winner, will try to break an existing fastest known time on the 430km long Pennine Way national trail. Pavel has four podium finishes on the Spine Race, which follows closely the Pennine Way, so should have a good knowledge of the course. However, completing the course in winter conditions and mandatory kit in around 100 hours is a completely different story, so Pavel will be supported by local runners. The current record is 2 days, 17 hours, 20 minutes and 15 seconds, it is held by Mike Hartley and was set on 23rd July 1989.
When: Saturday 24th 2017, 5 AM GMT (6 AM CEST). Pavel will start in Edale in central England and head north to Kirk Yetholm, just over the Scottish border as this is the direction in all his four Spine Race appearances.
Live Tracking: Pavel will be tracked online all the way along – the tracking site will go live few days before the start.
News: The main information channel is Pavel’s facebook athlete profile (like the page to stay up-to-date, see the feed on the right sidebar). Pavel will be also closely followed by Summit Fever Media crew, who followed past editions of the Spine Race and made the Spine Race Film. Pavel’s attempt is part of the Spine Race Fusion and Flare event, he is supported by the race organization and will be using some of their facilities.