Wainwright Record Breakers Map for Auction

Wainwright Record Breakers Map for Auction

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The map used at mission control for Paul Tierney’s record-breaking run round the Lakeland fells is to be auctioned for charity.

We asked if it could be done…but we still want to put in a bid ourselves, for this piece of Lakeland history.

The special map, printed for the occasion by Harvey Map Services, has the line of the route over the 214 Wainwrights outlined in red. It has been signed by Paul Tierney who set a new record of six days, six hours and five minutes for the run.

After sponsoring Paul’s run, providing funds to transport his supporters and his food supplies, we watched the whole challenge on the tracker, and still can’t quite believe how anyone could move so fast!

The map was used throughout the run at the Ambleside HQ from where Paul’s run was monitored, and from where his supplies – and his team of pacers – were co-ordinated.

Harvey Map Services have given their blessing for the auction which will raise further funds of the mental health charity MIND. Paul’s run has already brought in more than £30,000, in memory of his friend and fellow runner Chris Stirling who died earlier this year.

Chris Beacock of Harvey’s said that the whole staff had avidly followed Paul’s progress on the online tracker and were very happy that the map had been useful.

As runners ourselves…and we’re ticking off the Wainwrights, one at a time… we know that this challenge gripped the imagination of everyone who loves the Lakeland hills.

It was a truly remarkable piece of fell-running history. And we really want to support the charity to raise awareness of mental health issues, particularly among the fit and active.

The online auction will take place on August 5 and 6, hosted and lived streamed by 1818 auctioneers. https://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/auctions/two-day-catalogued-specialist-auction-5/

 

Photo: Record-breaker Paul Tierney signing the map of his route

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