Lauren’s List of Legends: Hannah Rhodes-Patterson

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Lauren’s List of Legends – Q and A with Hannah Rhodes-Patterson

#1 Hannah Rhodes Patterson

On Thursday 4th June 2020 Hannah became the Women’s World Record Holder.

Hannah currently holds the UK record overall – beating all previous male and female times – for climbing the equivalent of Everest. She broke the previous record by 40 minutes,  set by Ben Goodfellow (a local lad from the lakes) and she is currently the fastest female by 50 minutes. Hannah completed this Everesting challenge in a time of 9 hours 8 minutes 31 seconds.

What is Everesting? I didn’t know what it was either. Well, once I explain it, you won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. Everesting is one of the toughest endurance challenges, involving:  8,848 metres of elevation, up one hill of your choosing. Hannah chose the lovely Kirkstone Pass hill situated in the heart of the Lake District.

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I had the pleasure of training with Hannah at Durham University Triathlon Club and I can confirm she is an absolute machine on the bike. It brings me so much happiness to see her smash out such a huge challenge and get the recognition she massively deserves. I asked her a few questions the day after she casually told me she had completed the challenge, and she “may have broken the world record on my practice session”.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION BEHIND THE EVERESTING CHALLENGE?

I guess for the motivation behind the challenge was I really do like riding my bike hard for quite a long time, so it was a challenge that was really perfect for me. It’s also a challenge that I could do with just the (much needed!) help of my family and friends.

I really like the aspect of working out the best hill, the numbers and the nutrition, I like that you can work all that out yourself and make a big difference

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BUCS Duathlon National Championships, 2014

HOW DID YOU FIND THE EVERESTING CHALLENGE ITSELF?

I didn’t feel too bad after, a bit empty. But it’s not like an absolutely massive ride compared to what I’ve been doing for the past 2 months, so I’m hoping recovery won’t be too bad! (My back is sore though).

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Hannah R-P and her super supportive cyclist boyfriend, Ruari Grant

WHAT CHARITY ARE YOU RAISING MONEY FOR AND WHY?

Hannah is raising money for North Staff Citizens Advice Bureau. I asked her why she chose this fantastic local charity;

I’ve chosen the Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent CitizensAdviceBureaux.  Through the Citizens Advice Bureaux  I hope to be able to provide support to people in the local area who have had a particularly difficult few months and for whom the little things that make a big difference. 

I wanted to raise some money for a local cause because I think it’s really easy for little causes to get overlooked with so my coverage of the big causes. Also, I think they can spend the money in a bit more of an efficient way.

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Bronze Team for us (Durham University Triathlon Girls Team) at National Relay Championships in Nottingham, 2016. (Left to right; Natalie Mitchell, Rachel Hardy, Hannah R-P, Lauren M-B)

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Links to;

Hannah’s GoFundMe page: https://gf.me/u/x7acdi

Hannah’s Everesting Strava Activity: https://www.strava.com/activities/3566450556

Everesting Challenge Official Website: https://everesting.cc/