Russell Bentley, 40, set the overall Winter FKT (Fastest Known Time) in the gruelling Paddy Buckley Round – a punishing run set in the mountains of Snowdonia over 24 hours on December 20th 2021.
The challenge sees athletes covering a distance of some 100km, climbing 8,000 metres and taking in no fewer than 47 summits.
Russell’s nail-biting adventure has been captured in a short 30-minute film made by Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da, produced and directed by Huw Erddyn and has Llion Iwan as Executive Producer and co-director.
The film, called SOLO and UNSUPPORTED, is set to be premiered in the Cell B cinema in Russell’s home town of Blaenau Ffestiniog on March 5 in honour of his good friend, GB Team mountain runner Chris Smith, from Hayward’s Heath in West Sussex, who tragically died of hypothermia while out on a Scottish mountain run in 2020.
Read the full article at nation.cymru/sport
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