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Anna Troup Breaks Women's Pennine Way Record Newsflash

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Anna Troup has broken the women's speed record on the Pennine Way, setting a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) of 72 hours 46 minutes 37 seconds (to be confirmed), to beat Sabrina Verjee's 2020 time of 74 hours 28 minutes by a convincing margin.

Anna Troup

She also beats her own ladies' record time of 80 hours 28 minutes on the summer Spine race, only set earlier this season. You can hear more about that on the Beyond the Ultimate podcast:

Over the three or so days of her run, Anna's progress was followed on Opentracking, and Twitter updates were posted with #supertrouper.

Running south to north, she set off on the 268-mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm at mid day on Saturday 14th August, and managed to keep ahead of her target checkpoint times, and the record pace, most of the way, only beginning to lag in the final gruelling stages over the Cheviots, where an unscheduled 40 minute nap also bit into her lead.

Dot watchers were given a white knuckle finish as her pace slowed and the margin began to narrow. By the summit of The Cheviot she was nearly 2.5 hours down on schedule, while the imaginary figure of Sabrina Verjee crept closer along the border ridge behind. But perseverance paid off, and in a display of incredible determination Anna stormed down the final long descent to cross the line with a new record.

The men's record on the Pennine Way, currently held by John Kelly, is an amazing 2 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes.


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Congratulations.

Totally off-this-topic, but following a link or two - is that Sabrina V I see supporting John Kelly's Pennine Way record? Nice to see if so.

jcm

17 Aug

what a feat! just mindblowing. I saw the tracker link on somewhere today and was just gobsmacked at how far the Pennine Way is... and to do it in 3 days!

What is an average amount of time people usually set aside to walk it? 3 weeks?

17 Aug

I suspect that there might be some way to go with the women’s record. Anna Troup’s new record is 25% slower than John Kelly’s record. The usual rule of thumb is 10% to account for physiological differences between men and women, but this is often much less for very long events and challenges like this. Very impressive non the less.

17 Aug

He attempted it towards the end of July when it was really hot but had to pull out sadly. Believe he's back in the States at the moment.

17 Aug

That was the Wainwright's - he successfully beat the PWFKT in May in sub-60.

And I believe Sabrina did do some pacing yes, it's pretty common to see the big names pacing each other on different challenges - Jasmin Paris was did a stretch of John's PW too I think

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