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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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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: email@example.com
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!
The UK Big 3
All Ultra Routes
The Pikes of the Lakes UK Ultras
Lonscale Fell (Tim Ripper 2017)
This is a mega-horseshoe of the Lakes that takes in the 29 pikes of a height of 700m or more which are named on OS maps. It covers some 88 miles and 40,000 feet of ascent starting at Kentmere over in the eastern fells and ending at Broughton Mills north of Broughton- in-Furness. The challenge, inspired by Beth Ripper, was devised and completed by Tim Ripper on 3 September 2017 in a time of 32 hours 28 minutes. A full report of his run was published in The Fellrunner - see the link below.
Click on the icon to view/print an excel schedule of the pikes visited together with Tim Ripper's actual times. A schedule is also included in the Fellrunner article - see below for link.
Maps: Use OS OL7 - The English Lakes South-eastern area, OL5 - The English Lakes North-eastern area, OL4 - The English Lakes North-western area, OL6 - The English Lakes South-western area.
This an informal challenge without rules, registrations or time limits. However, Tim Ripper would be pleased to hear of any future attempts on the pikes. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links and Further Information
□ Pikes of the Lakes, Tim Ripper (The Fellrunner, Winter 2017) - Tim Ripper's account and schedule. Note: Tim's completion time of 33-28 should read 32-28