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Sabrina Verjee Halts Wainwrights Run After Four Days

Press Release / 04.05.2021Live TrackingSee All Event Posts Follow Event
Sabrina Verjee descends in strong winds
Sabrina Verjee descends in strong winds / © Steve Ashworth

Sabrina Verjee has confirmed that she has ended her latest attempt to complete a continuous round of the Wainwrights. After setting off early last Friday, Sabrina made excellent progress and was well ahead of schedule during her first three days of running, but lower than expected temperatures were starting to set off her asthma. On day four, brutal weather conditions aggravated the situation, making it increasingly difficult for Sabrina to breathe comfortably during ascents. Although she was still ahead of schedule, this forced her to stop for a substantial rest early on Tuesday morning.

At that point, Sabrina took stock of the situation. Her asthma was not settling down, the weather forecast remained unfavourable, and ground conditions were poor, with snow from 400m. In those circumstances, Sabrina decided that the sensible decision was to end the attempt early.

Sabrina comments: “This is not the conclusion that I had anticipated and of course I am hugely disappointed to have had to stop. However, for a good part of the run, it was a great experience with wonderful company. I said at the start that this was a team effort and I couldn’t have asked for better team mates on my journey around the Wainwrights. I am so grateful for their support, and humbled by it. I am also grateful to everyone who has been following our progress and for the many lovely messages that I have received throughout.

“This story isn’t over. I love running and I love exploring the Wainwrights. We have unfinished business.”  

Thanks to support from La Sportiva, Berghaus and Right Lines Communications, Sabrina’s run was filmed and photographed by Steve Ashworth and Summit Fever Media, with short episodes of ‘A Run Around the Wainwrights by Sabrina Verjee and Friends’ being released each day. A final episode will be released on Wednesday 5 May and shared via social media.

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