John Kelly breaks record for scaling all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District

37-year-old data scientist completed feat many walkers see as a lifetime challenge in five and a half days

A former World of Warcraft fanatic who was “good but not great” at running at school has broken the record for scaling all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District.

Many walkers set themselves a lifetime challenge of summiting every peak in Alfred Wainwright’s seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. John Kelly, a 37-year-old data scientist from Tennessee in the US, completed them all in five days, 12 hours and 14 minutes.

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