Paul Tierney signs the map that will be auctioned

Paul Tierney signs the map that will be auctioned

A map used to plot the route taken by record-breaking Wainwrights runner Paul Tierney is to be auctioned for charity.

The map was used throughout the run at the Ambleside HQ from where Tierney’s run was monitored, and from where his supplies – and his team of pacers – were co-ordinated.

The special map, printed for the occasion by Harvey Map Services, has the line of the route over the 214 Wainwrights outlined in red. It has been signed by Paul Tierney who set a new record of 6 days, 6 hrs 5 mins for the run in June.

He beat the existing fastest time set by Steve Birkinshaw by seven hours.

The auction is being organised by Jonathan Kaye at the Cedar Manor Hotel in Windermere, one of the sponsors of the attempt.

Harvey Map Services have given their blessing for the auction which will raise further funds of the mental health charity Mind. Paul Tierney’s run has already brought in more than £30,000, in memory of his friend and fellow runner Chris Stirling who died earlier this year.

Chris Beacock of Harvey’s said that the whole staff had avidly followed Tierney’s progress on the online tracker and were very happy that the map had been useful.

He said: “Auctioning off the map to raise money for Mind is an excellent idea. And with Paul’s signature on it, this will make a really unique memento of the challenge.”

Jonathan Kaye, himself a runner who is in the process of ticking off the Wainwrights ‘one at a time’ said that the challenge had gripped the imagination of everyone who loved the Lakeland hills.

“It was a truly remarkable piece of fellrunning history,” he said. “And we really want to support the charity to raise awareness of mental health issues, particularly among the fit and active.”

The online auction will take place on 5 and 6 August 5, hosted and lived streamed by 1818 auctioneers.

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