The first of two interviews with Dave. With the 11th of May looming Dave has recorded an interview introducing himself, the background to 268 miles, training methods and the mental challenge to running this ultra distance. This part was filmed on Kinder Scout during a training day.
268 miles Ultra Running World Record Attempt
In May 2018 Dave Stevens attempted to run the 268 miles of the Pennine Way, non stop to beat the current record set by Mike Hartley in 1989. The trail is the ultimate ultra running trail, up the spine of Great Britain.
Dave’s attempt ended after 160 miles, after bad weather and the start of hyperthermia on an overnight section.
2019 celebrates the 30th anniversary of Mike Hartleys brilliant record. Dave and his team will attempt the record again.
249 timber stiles
70 miles of public path
458 waymark signs to guide the way
The trail, which was mainly devised by Tom Stephenson in the 1930s, generally follows a high route along the back of the Pennines from the Peak District to the Tyne Valley and after a short section following Hadrian’s Wall goes north to reach the Scottish border at Kirk Yetholm.