Jonathan Kaye and Nigel Braithwaite with the map

Jonathan Kaye and Nigel Braithwaite with the map

The sale of a map outlining the route taken by ultrarunner Paul Tierney on his record-breaking round of the Wainwrights has raised £350 for charity.

The autographed Harvey map was snapped up by Penrith runner Nigel Braithwaite, who twice went out on to the fells during Tierney’s run to witness the historic challenge.

Paul Tierney, left, and Steve Birkinshaw at the Moot Hall in Keswick

The outlined route is the one created by Steve Birkinshaw whose record Tierney broke. There are only three copies of the map: the one auctioned, plus one each owned by Tierney and Birkinshaw.

The auction was organised by Jonathan and Caroline Kaye of the Cedar Manor Hotel who helped sponsor the challenge.

The cash raised from selling the map will go to the mental-health charity Mind.

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.

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.

The signed map

The signed map

Tierney began and ended his June round of the Wainwrights at the Moot Hall in Keswick, and ascended 36,000m during his 318-mile (512km) challenge, running and fast walking the course, eating on the hoof and taking brief sleeps at road crossings. He completed the route in 6 days, 6hrs 5mins, beating Birkinshaw’s record by about seven hours.

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