The Spine: Britain’s Most Brutal Race

The Spine: Britain’s Most Brutal Race

The Spine calls itself “Britain’s most brutal race” and it’s a single-stage (meaning the clock is always ticking), winter mountain marathon along the 268-mile Pennine Way, England’s toughest national trail. You’re allowed seven days to complete it and race director Scott Gilmour calls his co-creation “almost perfect in its cruelty”.

It isn’t just a foot race. For some, it’s an obsession. I struggle to contain and explain the affect the Spine Race has on me. It’s combination of three of my greatest passions: the Pennine Way, distance running and getting unrecognisably muddy.

Montane’s The Spine Race by Summit Fever, enjoy!

The Montane Spine Race Film Trailer from Montane on Vimeo.