268 miles, in January, through day & night, snow & hail, storm force winds and freezing temperatures with very little sleep... And all in under a week.
I can't even imagine what it takes, but Pavel Paloncy has won the Spine Race for the second year running, in 79 and a half hours, with first lady Beth Pascall completing in 91 hours...
If you're more of a 'fun run' person, how about the Spine Challenger at a mere 108 miles? ;) Congrats to Ed Catmur & Janson Heath in 1st & 2nd place.
And if you think 79 hours is a long time to be running, there are plenty still out there as I write, still battling the elements after a whole week and more to come.
What a job for the organising team too - managing a race in such extreme conditions and knowing at what point 'Britain's Most Brutal' goes beyond its own fearsome reputation.
I use the term superhuman way too much in relation to ultrarunning, but these guys really are! Congratulations to ALL runners, support teams and organisers!
The Spine Race Website
Janson's blog - Spine Challenger