We are 4 30 somethings, OK so a couple are 40 somethings, that are starting out our journey to compete in the Spine Challenger 2014.

The Spine Challenger is a 108 mile, non-stop, 60 hour, winter mountain marathon between Edale in the Peak District and Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales.

This challenging and extremely technical section of the Pennine Way is not just the baby brother to the Spine Race – it is a physically and psychologically demanding route that demands concentration and respect.

We are Andy (me), Chris, Glyn and Wayne.

There’ll be more about us all later along with a blow by blow account of how our journey as a group and as individuals progresses towards and beyond, the Spine Challenger…….