Friday, 13 September 2013

Past and Present

With only 4 nights to go now until the Kickstarter project goes live, things are a little tense at Cracking The Spine.  We are emailing and posting and emailing and posting until our fingers cannae write no more!
However the support we have received so far is incredible.  It is really true that the ultra running world is one of the most close-knit and friendliest communities out there.

We have had encouragement flooding in from all corners of the world, but we have to say an extra special thank you to Trail Running Magazine UK and Marathon & Beyond US.

Charlotte has come up with a Cracking logo (couldn't resist) and we hope you like the little taster film we sent out - with over 200 views now lets hope it's spreading like wild fire out there.  There is still lots to come...Scott Gilmour, race director extraordinaire has agreed to do an interview with us, so we have sent across some (we think) probing questions, and we have a live Question and Answer session with the man himself - Andy Mouncey, on Monday 16th September at 8pm (uk time).

Unrelenting snow, but only 2 miles from the end and running strong!
It's now up to us here at Summit Fever to get filming our pitch.  We have desperately been waiting for a beautiful sunny day, to showcase the stunning scenery around here on the Pennine Way - however, it looks like summer has well and truly set, so we are just going to have to come up with something amusing instead to grab your interest....

Last year  we were lucky to be on the course photographing the event and here are a few images to give you a little more insight to the true nature of the Beast.
Scott Gilmour in a mountain hut somewhere high up the mountains at the border, sheltering from a blizzard, we had three candles, no food and Ian Corless' podcast.  It was cosy.

The shoes of winner Eugenie Sole, discovered 8 miles from the finish of the race, Summit Fever photographer Matt, gave him his own shoes (Salomon of course!) to wear.  It was an incredible and very emotional moment when he got to the finish line, there was certainly a few tears.  A few people asked why he hadn't take the ice of his shoe, but Eugenie was suffering at this point and I don't think he would mind me saying he probably wasn't thinking straight!

Heading off into the night, only 168 miles to go.


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