SAFETY WARNING!!!

You undertake the routes on this site at your own risk.

Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.

Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.

HAVE A GO!

The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go.

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Further routes will be added to this site approximately twice a year. If you wish to be notified of future additions please use the contact page and put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.

HELP WANTED

If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please let us know via the contact page.

FRA LONG DISTANCE RECORDS and NEWS

Please send details and a schedule of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association.  Email: martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

COMPLETIONS

Where a route contact name is given please notify that person of your  attempt on the route to enable accurate records to be maintained for the dubious benefit of future generations of fell runners!

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The Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge                                UK Ultras

Joss Naylor photographed by Val Corbett (© copyright Val Corbett)

 taken from  Keith Richardson's Book -

Joss: The Life and Times of the Legendary Lake District Fell Runner and Shepherd Joss Naylor

Increasingly regarded as an old man’s Bob Graham, this route has become the benchmark challenge for the mature runner.  It was inaugurated by Joss Naylor in 1990 as a fund-raising challenge to the over 50’s.  In addition to completing the route, successful contenders must raise at least £100 for a charity of their choice.  Joss’s challenge involves climbing 30 tops, crossing some 48 miles of mountain terrain and ascending nearly 17000 feet.  The route starts in Pooley Bridge, Ullswater and finishes at Greendale Bridge, Wasdale.  Each age group has a specific time limit varying between 12 and 24 hours with different times for men and women.  There is no emphasis on record times and pacers are mandatory for safety reasons. Full details of the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge including the history, schedules and accounts by successful contenders are available on the official blog - see below.

Route

Schedule

Individual schedules for each age group can be downloaded from the official blog - see below.

Registration

All registrations must be ratified in accordance with the specific requirements listed on the official blog - see below.

Links and Further Information

□   Joss: The Life and Times of the Legendary Lake District Fell Runner and Shepherd Joss Naylor, Keith Richardson (River Greta Writer, 2009) - The biography of Joss Naylor with photographs by Val Corbett.

□   http://jossnaylor.blogspot.co.uk - the official Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge blog with full details of the challenge, age related schedules and accounts by successful contenders

home

about-gofar

definitions

general

acknowledgements

contact



The UK Big 3


Bob Graham Round

Charlie Ramsay Round

Paddy Buckley Round

Finishers

Big 3 Records


All Ultra Routes


Assynt Traverse

Bala Challenge

Bob Graham Round

Bowland Dozen

Bowland 1500’s

Broxap Round

Brecon Beacons Traverse

Cairngorm Munros

Canary 3 Peaks

Charlie Ramsay Round

Charnley Way

Cuillin Round

Cumbrian Traverse

Dales Skyline

Dales Top Ten

Dales 2000’s

Dark Peak County Tops

Dark Peak 15 Trigs

Dragon’s Tongue

Durham Hewitts

Fleetwood Lakes Rnd

Fleetwood Welsh Rnd

Fleetwood Scottish Chall

Freeman Round

Glen Lyon Round

Harvey Howgill Tops

Joss Naylor Challenge

Knoydart 7

Lakes 24

Lakes 25@25

Lakes 2500’s

Leventon’s Line

Meirionnydd Round

Nat’l & Yorks 3 Peaks

Over The Hill Round

Paddy Buckley Round

Ring of Fire - Galloway

Scottish 4000’s

Six County Tops - Peak

Snowdon to Pumlumon

South Pennine 39 Trigs

Tan Hill to Kirkstone Inn

Tranter’s Round

Upper Calder 13 Trigs

Wainwright 7 Summits

Wainwrights 30@30

Yorkshire Round

Yorkshire 2000’s


Be Inspired!


FRA Awards

24 hour Munro Record

Training - Challenges

Over the Hill Series


SAFETY WARNING!!!

You undertake the routes on this site at your own risk.

Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.

Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.

HAVE A GO!

The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go.

SUBSCRIBE

Further routes will be added to this site approximately twice a year. If you wish to be notified of future additions please use the contact page and put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.

HELP WANTED

If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please let us know via the contact page.

FRA LONG DISTANCE RECORDS and NEWS

Please send details and a schedule of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association.  Email: martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

COMPLETIONS

Where a route contact name is given please notify that person of your  attempt on the route to enable accurate records to be maintained for the dubious benefit of future generations of fell runners!

SPECIAL OFFER

Lakeland Trails

88 page quality handbook
Now only £3-95 plus 80p (p&p). click here

(Proceeds go to maintain this site)