January Highlights – John Stocker Breaks The Spine

We were all captivated for one week in January watching trackers jump up and down,  move up the map and waiting for updates on Facebook so we could live the experience with John.

The MONTANE® Spine® Race is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. A truly epic challenge that tests your physical resilience and mental fortitude. Racing non-stop along the most iconic trail in the UK, experiencing the full intensity and ferocity of the British Winter.

John Stocker won the challenge with the SPINE – well there was never any doubt 🙂 – and finished the race with Helene Dumais from Canada just after 6pm on Saturday night. A total of 268 miles in 153 hours and 29 minutes – WOW, truly inspirational 🙂

Below are some pictures from John’s epic journey with some comments from Facebook, but first some very wise words from John

  • The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be
  • Let the fire within be stronger than the storm outside
  • Slow is steady, steady is smooth, smooth is fast
  • Remember dreams do not work unless you do

Good luck John, have a safe race

Lovely weather conditions on day 1

Wow, how fresh & buzzing do you look. Great work guys, keep going x

The A Team – truly amazing 🙂 Thank you Liam, we couldn’t have done this without you x

Look at those eyes. They’re screaming caffeine! Well John does like his cuppa 🙂

John the true gent as always, but mum bought you up better not to get dirty!

John Stocker you would never let anybody down. You are incredible and don’t you forget it. Most of us wouldn’t even consider doing this but you see it as a challenge and took it on and you’re only bloody did it!

Amazing achievement, something to be very proud of. We are all in awe of you John and very pleased to be part of the Evolve family. X

Amazing. Totally and Utterly Amazing. There are no words can really describe this achievement.