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Corkman and former hurler, Paul Tierney has summited all 214 peaks featured in Alfred Wainwright’s seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells (1955-66) beating the previous record by a whopping seven hours. The previous record was set in 2014 by Steve Birkenshaw at 6 days 13 hours and 1 minute. The 512 kilometre route over the 214 peaks has Tierney ascent 36,000m, akin to 12 marathons over 4 Everest summits. Paul and his wife Sarah McCormack (herself an international runner) operate a running coaching business in Cumbria, UK. Check them out at Missing Link Running Coaching.

The crew have raised over €27,500 in memory of Chris Stirling for mental health charity Mind. You can see the JustGiving campaign and donations are still welcome here.

More on the story at BBC and EchoLive and at BreakingNews.

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