Record breaking run along the Ribble Way for Preston’s Running Mayor

Posted on - 24th April, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News
Sam (L) and Chris (R) running along the Ribble Way

On Friday, 16 April, at 4.44am, Preston’s Running Mayor Sam and his brother Chris Tyrer set off to smash a record for running on the Ribble Way.


The Ribble way is a long-distance footpath between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lancashire coast largely following the course of the River Ribble.

They set of from the source of the Ribble at Gayle Moor near Ribblehead and finished at the Dolphin Pub in Longton, which is approximately 72 miles.

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The brothers are both from Preston and have grown up along the River Ribble.


With all the races being cancelled, they both decided they wanted to complete a challenge with a difference, so wanted to beat the previous record which was set in 2018.

The former record was completed in 21 hours and 20 minutes.

Sam and Chris managed to keep a consistent pace throughout the run, completing it in 12 hours, 10 minutes and 19 seconds.

Their record has been confirmed by the global platform Fastest Known Times.

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