How does the Spine compare to Barkley Marathons? PLUS John Kelly’s thoughts on Jasmin’s record & top tips

by Jan 27, 2020Trail Chat LIVE Q&As with athletes & experts, Training, Ultra1 comment

John Kelly reveals which he thinks is harder and in what way – the Montane Spine Race or the Barkley Marathons – both arguably the toughest races in the UK and USA respectively. The North American endurance runner has incredibly completed both after moving to the UK last year.

John became the 15th person to complete the Barkley in 2017 and this January 2020 he won the Montane Spine Race in just under 88 hours, creating a new men’s record. Nursing mum Jasmin Paris’ overall record from 2019 still stands at just over 83 hours.

John Kelly’s Barkley Marathons full interview on how the event panned out, logistics, strategy, food, mental strength and training

Jasmin Paris’ Spine Race full interview with advice on training, pacing, food, sleep and breastfeeding

What Jasmin thinks of her Montane Spine Race record and who might break it…

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  1. Jo Turrell

    Hey there
    It was lovely to see you at the National Running Show.
    My sister and I were inspired by the talk you did last year and I have followed your page since. I love reading the interviews and used the equipment reviews. My sister has joined up too now.