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Steve Birkinshaw – Fell Runner

Steve Birkinshaw


From a young age, Steve Birkinshaw was active and tried lots of sports eventually settling on a love of fell running.  Since then he has been regularly competing in prestigious outdoor events including the Dragon’s Back Race across the spine of Wales, which he placed first in 2013. He then went onto break the 27 year old record set by, legend and inspiration to Steve, Joss Naylor by summiting the 214 wainwright peaks in the Lake District in a staggering 6 days and 13 hours.

Steve balances a work and family life with competing at an elite level in some of the toughest races in the running calendar.


  • Record holder of the fastest time summiting all 214 Wainwright Fells
  • Winner of the 2012 Dragons Back Race
  • 7 times winner of KIMM/OMM elite
  • Winner at several elite mountain marathons
  • Winner Lakeland 100 (UTLD) – 105 mile trail race
  • 2 times winner British Adventure Racing Champs
  • 7th World Adventure Racing Champs
  • Winner Hebridean Challenge
  • British 35+ Orienteering Champion
  • British Night Orienteering Champion
  • Bob Graham Round (17:09) 10th fastest
  • Charlie Ramsay round (21:02) 9th fastest -fastest solo round
  • Paddy Buckley round (20:27) 9th fastest

Favourite kit:

It’s not Berghaus but that’s ok, because it’s pretty important. Steve’s favourite piece of kit is a map.

“I always need to know where I am. With a map I feel happy and in control. Sometimes in the Lake District I do not take a physical map with me, I have looked at the maps and been in the fells so much I have a three-dimensional mental map in my head.”

Fun facts:

In 1988 Steve was given a Berghaus Trango jacket for a birthday present by his parents. He took it on his first big adventure but upon leaving it in his tent at the Grand Canyon he returned to find a chipmunk has chewed a hole in the left arm. Naturally he was very upset but continued to wear it for another 8 years…hole and all. That’s true Berghaus love.

Blog / follow me:

You can follow Steve on social media.

TWITTER - https://twitter.com/sjbirkinshaw

BLOG - http://stevebirkinshaw-wainwright2014.blogspot.co.uk/