Peak Classic Rock Round Record broken by Montane athlete Tom Newberry

Montane Athlete, Tom Newberry, has set a fastest known time for the Peak District Classic Rock Round, recording a total time of 3 hours 10 minutes.

The record, previously held by Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, stood at 7 hours 30 minutes, which was set earlier this year. The challenge is based in the Peak District and involves climbing 17 pitches across 12 routes and cycling the 55km between three crags.

The route was born from British writer, climber, and mountaineer Ken Wilson’s book ‘Classic Rock’, which was published in 1978.  The book represents the best of British climbing, celebrating 80 of the best lower-grade routes in the UK, bringing them to life through a selection of photographs, anecdotes and essays from accomplished climbers.

Speaking on the achievement, Tom Newberry said: “As far as challenges go, the Peak Classic Rock Round is a really rewarding route. I started the day with the target of under 4 hours 30 minutes, and eventually ended it on jelly legs and with my lungs screaming. It was a gruelling experience, but through my commitment to travel as fast and light as possible, I secured a brilliant time and I’m absolutely delighted with the result.”

Montane’s Global Marketing Manager, Matthew Hickman, said: “The Peak Classic Rock Round is a multi-faceted challenge that spans multiple hours, so for Tom to smash the record with a time of just over three hours is a remarkable achievement. The Montane athlete programme is all about working with exceptional individuals who are constantly seeking to push themselves further in the outdoors. Tom is a fine example of this, and perfectly encapsulates what Montane stands for – pushing yourself to the very limit, travelling fast and light, and finding your unknown.”

Through its ‘Montane Athlete’ programme, the brand work with some of the world’s leading athletes and outdoor professionals. The brand works with individuals ranging from ultra-endurance runners to high-altitude mountaineers and expert climbers, and helps them to successfully complete their challenges and go Further. Faster.

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