Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Irish Ultra runner Eoin Keith wins 'Britains Most Brutal Race'
Irish Ultra runner Eoin Keith has just won 'The Spine Race', billed as one of the hardest Ultra races in Britain. Eoin who is originally from Cork completed the 268 mile (431kms) course in a time of 95h 43m knocking over 15 hours off the previous 2014 record of 110:45.
Eoin is one of the top Irish Ultra runners having won the Irish 24 hour championships in Belfast in 2015 and has represented Ireland on several occasions in the past.
As you can see from the map below, the race starts near Manchester, runs up the spine of Britain and finishes near the Scottish border.
What's even more remarkable is that it's in the middle of the winter when conditions are at their worst.