Published on January 14, 2016
Spine Race Record Smashed
The 2016 Spine Race was been won by Eoin Keith. The Spine – more correctly The Montane Spine Race – is dubbed Britain’s most brutal ultra; it covers the full 268miles length of the Pennine Way and is invariably plagued with horrendous weather.
None of which seemed to bother Irishman Eoin Keith, he certainly didn’t make it look easy but he did knock some 15hours off the previous race record to make it home in 95:23:18. For some time it looked like a three-horse race with Keith, Spaniard Eugeni Roselló Sole and last year’s winner (and record holder) Pavel Paloncy battling it out. With Sole dropping from the race, two became one and ultimately the day was won comfortably (!) by Keith.
Paloncy finished in second place with 100:34:58 with Brit ultra-runner Peter Wilkie home in third with 117:15:15. At the time of writing the entirety of the rest of the field are still running – we told you the Spine Race was brutal.