This is a great short documentary about 52-year old Nicky Spinks, one of the last two women standing at this year’s bonkers Barkley Marathon in Tennesee. For the second year in a row, nobody completed the race – five soul-sucking laps of 20 miles in treacherous terrain and wild weather. In fact, in 33 years of this insanity (I say that with utmost admiration; this race is truly insane – and considered to be the one of the toughest ultramarathons on the planet), only 15 people have completed the race. (If you want to learn more about the Barkley, I strongly recommend this entertaining documentary, “The Race That Eats Its Young.”)
Ms. Spinks began fell running in the UK in 2001, and has racked up some astonishing achievements, including a record-breaking Double Bob Graham Round – 132 miles and 54,000 feet of ascent – in 2016, to mark her 10-year breast cancer survivorsary. Earlier this year she did a double Paddy Buckley Round: 122 miles and 56,000 feet of ascent. And she hasn’t given up her day job: she and her husband raise cattle.
It’s folks like Nicky Spinks, who somehow accomplish great fitness feats while juggling regular life, that help me get my tuckus in gear!
Crazy stuff. Amazing. Happy Thanksgiving! Suez
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019, 10:10 PM 50 is the new forte wrote:
> Marilyn posted: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJAW8STfiko This is a > great short documentary about 52-year old Nicky Spinks, one of the last two > women standing at this year’s bonkers Barkley Marathon in Tennesee. For the > second year in a row, nobody completed the race” >
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! 🙂