This year, John Kelly became a Spine Race winner and broke a Pennine Way FKT which had stood for over 30 years (setting a record which was rudely broken a week later by Damian Hall!).
As if this wasn’t enough achievement, he also recently completed his ‘Hartley Slam’ project by completing the Grand Round. This monstrous endeavour saw John take on all 3 UK grand rounds (the Paddy Buckley, Bob Graham and Charlie Ramsay) consecutively, whilst cycling the distances in between.
Each of those runs are around the 100km mark with stacks of ascent, and the rides between are around the 300km each!
John Kelly was fundraising throughout the Hartley Slam for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Read all about their work and donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hartleyslam
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