Ultra running vet enters the history books

25 Jul 2020

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Vet Sabrina Verjee has become the first woman to complete the Wainwright challenge – scaling 214 summits in the Lake District back-to-back.

The 325-mile challenge, encompassing all the peaks listed in Alfred Wainwright’s original guide to the Lakeland fells, took her 6 days, 17 hours and 51 minutes to complete and was a welcome break from her busy vet work, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown, she said.

A keen ultra runner, Verjee (pictured right) is no stranger to multiday events, and won the women’s category in the Montane Spine race along the Pennine Way last year.

Speaking to Vet Record, she said: ‘I’ve wanted to do it for a long while, to do all the Wainwrights in one go. I really enjoyed it. It was pretty epic.

‘It was also a nice break from work. I own my own practice and staffing got slimmed down to me, working on...