Winter Wainwright


OS Chay (P 09-16) is showing his first feature documentary film at Rheged in Penrith on 23rd February.

‘The Winter Wainwrights’ follows the story of James Gibson. A fairly unknown fell runner based in the Lake District, who takes on his greatest challenge yet: to become the first person to complete the Winter Wainwrights Round.

The Wainwright Round consists of summiting all 214 of Wainwrights’ peaks, totalling 325 miles with 36,000m of elevation gain in winter.

Faced with the typical Lake District winter climate, James went out with the very best from the fell running community.

However, storms and snow were not the only challenge James had to face. On the 1st of December another fell runner set off one hour before he did, attempting the same challenge.

This documentary follows James from planning, training and then attempting the round. Showing both James’ highs and lows and hearing the reflections from the support runners on the successful attempt and the challenges James had to face.

A truly inspiring film about an event that brought together the powerhouse of the Lake District Fell running community.

1h 30m film followed by Q&A with James Gibson and Chay Turner-Richards.

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