A FILM recounting the story of a determined ultra-runner’s record breaking feat is due for its premiere next week.

Paul Tierney recently took on the huge challenge of scaling all of Alfred Wainwright’s 214 Lake District peaks - which have been popularised in this fellwalking guidebooks.

The gruelling challenge involved a total of 328 miles which he completed in a in six days, six hours and five minutes.

Paul climbed a total of 36,000m, the equivalent of four times up Mount Everest.

He conquered sleep deprivation and battled against wind, rain of and a host of other weather conditions in his bid to beat the previous record holder, Steve Birkinshaw.

And he beat Steve’s time by almost seven hours.

The film, by Dave MacFarlane, from dmtwo.media, tells the story of Paul’s epic running adventure in June last year.

It’s an exploit that gripped not only running communities across the country but also the wider sporting world.

The premiere is on inov-8’s, a Cumbrian running footwear firm, YouTube channel on Monday, February 24 at 7pm.

Paul said: “Eight months on from the Wainwrights and I’m still recovering.

“I’m back to running again and occasionally racing but I’m taking my time.

“Dave has done a superb job with the film.

“It highlights what a huge team effort it took to beat Steve’s record and also shows off our beautiful Lake District in all its glory.”

Paul spent months mapping out what he believed to be the quickest, continuous route over the 214 peaks that featured in Alfred Wainwright’s iconic pictorial guide to the Lakeland fells.

The Irish-born running coach and former policeman slept briefly in a van at intervals during the challenge.

Groups of runners also took it in turns to pace and navigate him over different sections of the route.

The Windermere based 36-year-old, who’s an ambassador for the footwear firm, finished the challenge wearing the Ambleside Athletics Club vest of his friend Chris Stirling, who died in 2019.

Paul ran in his memory and has raised £35,000 for mental health charity MIND.

The peaks were popularised by Alfred Wainwright in the 1950s who published his first pictorial guide in the Westmorland Gazette.

He also published the guides in seven volumes listing the mountains and tops.

It's been the ambition of many walkers and runners to reach the summits.

For details visit www.inov-8.com/paul-tierney-running-wainwrights