Totally FKT, a 52-minute film following the Pennine Way records set by John Kelly and Damian Hall last summer, is now on general release.
The film by Summit Fever Media premiered at the Kendal Mountain Festival and is available at Vimeo for £5.98 and later on Amazon.
Kelly covered the historic 268-mile route between Kirk Yetholm in Scotland and Edale in the Peak District in two days 16 hours 40 minutes in July and, a week later, his friend Hall went nearly three hours quicker.
Their exploits were captured via drone footage and on-the-ground camera work, as well as interviews with the two runners, as well as previous record-holder Mike Hartley and pacers.
Summit Fever Media’s Matt and Ellie Green said: “We were given a fantastic opportunity this summer to provide insight into two dedicated athletes giving their all, against the odds, to break a legendary trail running record. Now, we are really excited to release Totally FKT. There has been plenty of blood, sweat and late nights working on it, so we hope everyone enjoys the result.”
Summit Fever Media partnered with Trees not Tees, which offers race directors an alternative to event t-shirts – planting a tree instead. Chris Zair, director of Trees not Tees, said: “Thanks to John Kelly, Damian Hall and the wider running community, Trees not Tees will have planted more 18,000 native broadleaf trees in the UK in 2020.”