Nicky Spinks


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Nicky Spinks is a British long distance runner, specialising in fell running, who set women's records for the major fell running challenges the Ramsay Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Bob Graham Round. She is the holder of the overall record for the double Bob Graham Round.

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Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

My Mountains - Nicky Spinks

Fiona Russell catches up with fell running royalty Nicky Spinks, arguably the highest achieving long distance specialist in British running history. She walks a lot too!

Interview Nicky Spinks on Her Historic Triple Double

In mid May, Nicky Spinks completed a double lap of the Paddy Buckley Round to become the first person to do a double on all three classic British 24-hour hill routes, and cementing her reputation as possibly our greatest ever long distance hill...

Nicky training on the Welsh hills  © Inov-8
Nicky training on the Welsh hills  © Inov-8

News Nicky Spinks Completes Double Paddy Buckley Round

Nicky Spinks has run a double Paddy Buckley Round, in a total time of 57 hours 27 minutes. The classic North Wales challenge completes her unique trio of double rounds on the UK's big three.

Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks
Nicky on a reccy of the round  © Nicky Spinks

News Nicky Spinks Runs Double Ramsay Round

Nicky Spinks has completed a double Ramsay Round with a time of 55:56:38. The Ramsay is a classic 24-hour challenge which...

Some of the team manning the Rockfax/UKC/UKH stand  © Ola Stepien
Some of the team manning the Rockfax/UKC/UKH stand  © Ola Stepien

News Kendal Mountain Festival 2016: Report

The Kendal Mountain Festival 2016 proved once again to be a busy and inspiring four days of films, photos, music, art...

Nicky Spinks and Nick Brown receive the trophy from Keme Nzerem  © Kendal Mountain Festival
Nicky Spinks and Nick Brown receive the trophy from Keme Nzerem  © Kendal Mountain Festival

News Kendal Success for UKC/UKH Film 'Run Forever'

UKC/UKH film 'Run Forever' - directed by our very own Nick Brown and featuring ultra runner Nicky Spinks - scooped...

Raise, 5:43am  © Dan Bailey
Raise, 5:43am  © Dan Bailey

News New Feature Length Documentary from UKC/UKH

In May we reported that Nicky Spinks had completed a double Bob Graham Round, in a new record time of 45 hours and 30...

Nicky Spinks film montage  © Alpkit
Nicky Spinks film montage  © Alpkit

News Film: Nicky Spinks

Nicky Spinks montage  © Various
Nicky Spinks montage  © Various

News Nicky Spinks on Her Record Ramsay Round


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Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear
Alpkit Softshell  © UKC Gear

Alpkit Resolute Jacket & Ardent Trousers

Through winter and spring on the Scottish hills, John McKenna puts this softshell jacket and trouser combo to the test.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean?...

Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna
Approaching Stob Coire nan Lochan just before dawn  © John McKenna

Alpkit Prism & Qark Headtorches

John McKenna tests two higher end models from Alpkit's extensive torch range. Which did he prefer for all-round mountain use,...

Alpkit gloves thumb  © Dan Bailey
Alpkit gloves thumb  © Dan Bailey

Alpkit's New Glove Range

Decent gloves don't tend to come cheap, but this season Alpkit have pulled off an affordable range that we think compares well with...

Alpkit Tyrol thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Alpkit Tyrol thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

Alpkit Tyrol Pack

We road test this retro-styled day pack made from waxed cotton...


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Alpkit doubles donations to Alpkit Foundation for Black Friday

Alpkit will be doubling its donation to the Alpkit Foundation for the duration of the Black Friday sales period. All week, 2% of every sale will go towards helping as many people as possible get outdoors, to 'go nice places, do good things' whatev...

Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit
Men's Fantom Lifestyle  © Alpkit

Alpkit Fantom Down Jacket

Whether it's scaling alpine aretes, winter walking lunch stops, long belays in the shade, or just knocking about the tent after sundown, a toasty down jacket is your number one ally against the cold. 

Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jeans Scrambling  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jeanius and Sequence Jeans

New jeans launched for all scenarios and with hidden superpowers in the Cordura® denim. Tougher, stretchier, warmer, and with better wicking than regular denim jeans.

Korri Camsole  © Alpkit
Korri Camsole  © Alpkit

Made for movement - or stopping for ice cream. New Alpkit clothing for summer.

Whether you're bouldering in the Val di Mello valley or scrambling your way...

New lightweight tent and bivvy from Alpkit

The Soloist is our first 1 man tent and the Kloke is our lightest ever bivvy bag.

New season down jackets

For this winter season we've been plumping up and reworking our down range of insulated jacket. Spawning and evolving from our very...

Prism Slovenia  © Alpkit
Prism Slovenia  © Alpkit

All new range of head torches from Alpkit

See our new range of 6 headtorches available now so you can make the most of shorter winter days.