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Heart Ache As Britain’s Most Brutal Race Concludes

Press Release / 22.01.2023See All Event Posts Follow Event
Roberto Semprini
Roberto Semprini / © Spine Race

In a tense and emotional end to the race, the final runner Roberto Semprini crosses the finish line 44 minutes before the cut off. There was heart ache for Silvia Delgado Ortiz and Raf Willems who having courageously battled together for the near entirety of the Pennine Way but retired 7 miles from the finish line.

For the rest of the field, enduring 268 miles through the most gruelling of winter conditions, the runners begin to comprehend what they’ve just achieved. Having given everything of themselves most found deeper strengths that they never knew they had.

Damian Hall, this year’s winner reflects, “The Spine Race is always one hell of a ride. The historic trail, the drama of winter, the incredible community around the race and the excitement of racing others. Huge thanks to everyone involved. I’ll be back for a fifth time, deffo.” Damian Hall.

This year was the most watched Spine Race ever as the avid ‘dot watcher’ family grows. This race is different. It gets under your skin. To obsess over a ‘virtual dot’ at 2am in the morning is not normal. The Spine family epitomises a spirit so pure it touches the very soul of who we are. We thank all of our volunteers and everyone who has supported the race.

Jasmin Paris’s course record still stands. The question is, who will be back next year to take it on? Can Damian go one better? Will John Kelly set the record straight? The countdown is on. Tune in on January 13th 2024.

2024 entries open on the 6th February at www.thespinerace.com.

Ranking

Time

Name

Nationality

Race No

1 (1M)

84:36:24 NEW MCR

Damian Hall

GBR

163

2 (2M)

85:16:24

Jack Scott

GBR

241

=3 (=3M)

96:50:53

Douglas Zinis

GBR

277

=3 (=3M)

96:50:53

Joe O’Leary

IRE

218

5 (1F)

97:39:58

Claire Bannwarth

FRA

106

18 (2F)

121:23:52

Hannah Rickman

GBR

231

26 (3F)

125:56:43

Edwina Sutton

GBR

254

 

Montane Winter Spine Challenger North 2023

 

Ranking

Time

Name

Nationality

Race No

= 1 (=1M)

61:13:59

G Brian Hutchinson

IRE

534

= 1 (=1M)

61:1359

Tim Bradley

GBR

513

=3 (1F)

72:16:52

Irene Kinnegim

NLD

541

=3 (3M)

72:16:52

John Murray

IRE

583

11 (2F)

75:59:52

Fiona Lynch

IRE

550

13 (3F)

78:05:59

Jo Wallace

GBR

574

 

Montane Winter Spine Challenger South 2023

 

Ranking

Time

Name

Nationality

Race No

1 (1M)

26:25:30

Rory Harris

GBR

326

=2 (=2M)

30:28:36

Rupert Lee

GBR

308

=2 (=2M)

30:28:36

Joshua Lee

GBR

323

8 (1F)

33:26:44

Sarah Hodgson

GBR

342

12 (2F)

37:40:50

Alice Kershaw

GBR

368

25 (3F)

48:07:45

Catherine Hill

GBR

396

 

Montane Winter Spine MRT Challenge South 2023

 

Ranking

Time

Name

Nationality

Race No

1 (1M)

34:42:59

Mike Bottomley

GBR

630

2 (1F)

36:59:44 NEW WCR

Steph Dwyer

IRE

613

3 (2M)

37:12:56

Lewis James

GBR

627

4 (3M)

44:34:52

Jonothan Wright

GBR

616

=5 (=2F)

48:22:25

Abby Robertson

GBR

625

=5 (=2F)

48:22:25

Clare Cantry

GBR

624

 

Montane Winter Spine Sprint 2023

 

Ranking

Time

Name

Nationality

Race No

1 (1M)

08:10:22 NEW CR

Jon Shield

GBR

733

2 (2M)

09:06:14

Hamish Waring

GBR

755

3 (3M)

09:39:53

Andrew Morley

GBR

713

12 (1F)

11:39:21 NEW CR

Louise Venables

GBR

779

22 (2F)

12:47:34

Kim Kennedy

GBR

704

29 (3F)

13:47:52

Victoria Connelly

GBR

763

29 (3F)

13:47:52

Julia Taylor

GBR

817

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