Sabrina Verjee ascends Skiddaw Little Man on the third day of her challenge. Photo: Steve Ashworth

Sabrina Verjee ascends Skiddaw Little Man on the third day of her challenge. Photo: Steve Ashworth

Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee is forging ahead in her attempt on the record for a continuous round of the Wainwright fells.

By Sunday evening she was more than 11 hours ahead of her planned schedule and had summited more than half of the peaks in the route.

She began the quest to traverse the Wainwrights in Great Langdale at 7.30am on Friday and, at the time of writing, had been on the hoof for more than 60 hours.

Verjee has run strongly so far, with ground conditions much drier than last year, when she set the third-fastest ever time for visiting all 214 fells described by Alfred Wainwright in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.

Her aim is to reach Great Langdale by 12.30pm on Thursday.

Ahead of her as Sunday turns to Monday are the fells west of Bassenthwaite Lake, and then the Coledale mountains. The weather is set to turn less favourable, with a forecast for freezing temperatures on the highest peaks, accompanied by heavy showers of rain or snow.

During the coronavirus outbreak, she is asking members of the public to not join her at any time on the fells or at the finish. Her progress can be followed online via the Open Tracking website.

  • Steve Ashworth and Summit Fever Media have produced a video of the third day of Sabrina Verjee’s challenge

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