Filming with Endurance Runner for ‘CHECKPOINT’ Documentary

In November 2022 Coolbox Producers Calum and Marc joined endurance runner Luke Viney during his training for next year’s Montane Spine Race.

The Spine Race is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. A truly epic challenge that will test your physical resilience and mental fortitude. Racing non-stop along the most iconic trail in the UK, participants will experience the full intensity and ferocity of the British Winter.

Calum and Marc met Luke at Blackstone Edge, just outside Manchester to catch the sunrise. Filming Luke ascending trails and tracks, heading towards the the trigpoint, overlooking the city – the crew got to experience just a small glimpse into what Luke was about to attempt.


In January, this will be Luke’s third attempt of the race (having pulled out in 2019 due to injury, and completing it in 2020) – he’s looking to improve his time, and get to the end in a stronger state than he did last time (he admits he was in bits at the finish line).

If you have a spare five minutes today, while you’re tucking into your Greggs Festive Bake in your warm office – have a quick watch of the film.