Tom Hollins: Successful Wainwrights round

On Sunday 16th May Montane athlete Tom Hollins embarked to attempt a VERY big FKT, returning to Moot hall after 6 days 21hrs 33minutes. He now holds the third-fastest time.

Tom Hollins Vertical Marathon

'The Wainwrights' - a continual, concerted push to summit all 214 of Alfred Wainwright’s Lake District peaks in one go. To accomplish this Tom was on the move almost continually for the best part of a week. Typically taking 525km and over 27,000m of ascent, he contended with freezing temperatures, high winds, impenetrable rain, and a light dashing of sunshine - all the joys of a burgeoning British summer.  This feat raising over £2000 so far for the charity Covid Aid, for those with Long Covid.

"I am so proud of what we achieved together. It was an incredible experience from start to finish with so many twists and turns in the story."

- Tom Hollins, Montane athlete.



Tom is no stranger to these hardships - he has held the Spine Race course record and won the Yorkshire Three Peaks Ultra - to succeed everything needed to go right, and kit selection and management played a large part: