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Tony Redmond and his friend Nicola took on this absolute grueler of a challenge. No less than 46 miles of which 43 are spent traversing the the national trail route of the Pennine Way. The route of the race runs from the southern terminus of the Pennine Way, Edale, to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. This Sprint event must be completed in 18 hours and competitors should have good physical fitness and resolve. There are no checkpoints on the route, but there are welfare checks at road crossings, and runners carry GPS trackers with an emergency button.From appearances alone 18 hours looks like ample time, however, this challenging and technical section of the Pennine Way is a physically and psychologically demanding route that demands concentration, good physical fitness, resolve and respect.You can expect to experience extreme weather, storm force winds, snow, extreme ice, bogs, fog, hail, mud and almost anything else you can think of! There is very little hand-holding on this race. You are expected to travel with a degree of self-sufficiency and skill which sets this race apart from others. It takes a lot of courage to even consider entering such a challenging event of this magnitude, this is reflected in the kit requirement and rules and regulations which are there to protect all entrants who are out there on their own. As bad luck would have it danger struck when at approximately mile 16 Tony’s friend Nicola went over on her ankle which put paid to both of them finishing the event. Glossop Mountain rescue came to to their defence, taking them down off the course. No shame in that a sterling effort. Well done Tony and friend!