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Tycoon Getty’s grandson withdraws controversial Chilterns deer-fence bid Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:13:31
The grandson of the late oil tycoon John Paul II has withdrawn his plans to build a deer fence across a Chilterns bridleway.

Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone Getty had submitted a proposal to erect the controversial fencing along the right of way at his home at Twigside Farm at Ibstone in Buckinghamshire


Eugeni Roselló Solé drops out of Montane Spine Race four miles from finish Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:41:52
Ultrarunner Eugeni Roselló Solé has had to pull out of the Montane Spine Race agonisingly close to the finish.

The Spanish runner was on track to take the first men’s place in the endurance event, but pressed his emergency button 6km from Kirk Yetholm


Jasmin Paris celebrates as first woman to win Spine Race and smashes course record Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:17:50
Jasmin Paris, first female winner of the race. Photo: Bob Smith/grough Jasmin Paris, first female winner of the race. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Runner Jasmin Paris has won the Montane Spine Race, the first woman to take victory in the event’s history.

The long-distance specialist also smashed the race record set three years ago


Jasmin Paris opens up lead over Eugeni Roselló Solé as Spine Race enters third night Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:26:54
Jasmin Paris has established a five-mile lead over second-place runner Eugeni Roselló Solé in the Montane Spine Race as competitors continue north for the third night.

The two runners were neck-and-neck for much of the race, one of Britain’s toughest endurance events, until Paris pulled away after the Alston checkpoint, 194 miles into the route


Rising stream water forces Highland walkers to spend night on mountain Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:03:16
Two walkers had to spend the night on the hill after getting trapped by rising water in a Highland stream.

Rescuers were unable to ford the stream and a helicopter had to turn back because of severe weather conditions


Carol Morgan adds Spine Challenger win to list as Jasmin Paris leads Spine Race Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:54:05
Carol Morgan has added another Pennine Way endurance-running win to her list.

The Irish runner won the women’s trophy in the Montane Spine Challenger Race, adding the victory to last year’s female first place in the full-length Spine Race


Jim Mann smashes record to take Spine Challenger race victory Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:09:48
Jim Mann has won the Montane Spine Challenger race in a record time.

The British runner arrived at the finish in Hardraw in the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday more than three hours ahead of second-place man Wouter Huitzing of the Netherlands, who won the race last year


Jim Mann and Carol Morgan head Montane Spine Challenger runners as night falls Sat, 12 Jan 2019 17:11:29
More than 100 runners are currently battling gale force winds and driving rain as night falls on the Montane Spine Challenger race.

The 108-mile race up the Pennine Way began at 8am, with the Spine MRT Challenger, for active mountain rescue team members, beginning an hour later


Walkers guided to safety after getting lost in fog on Cadair Idris Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:54:22
Two walkers were guided to safety from Cadair Idris after getting lost in hill fog.

The pair called for help on Thursday from the Snowdonia peak after summiting the mountain


Mountaineers urge planners to look at bigger picture with Glen Etive hydro schemes Wed, 09 Jan 2019 21:14:29
Mountaineers in Scotland are urging planners to look at the bigger picture when considering proposals for hydro-electric schemes in Glen Etive.

Highland Council is being asked by developers to approve seven separate small-scale hydro-power proposals in the glen.


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