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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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Yorkshire Round UK Ultras
Ribblehead Viaduct and Whernside (Christine Church)
This could be described as Yorkshire’s answer to the Bob Graham Round! The object is to ascend twenty of the two-thousand foot summits which lie on or within the county boundary of North Yorkshire by starting from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. It involves some 85 miles and climbing 17000 feet within a 24 hour limit. What it lacks in ascent is more than made up for in distance and arduous Yorkshire terrain! The route is, in fact, a reduced version of a more formidable 115 mile Yorkshire two-thousands route which devised by Peter Barker of Harrogate and first completed in 1982. The Yorkshire Round was devised by Tony Wimbush using the more recent Nuttall’s summit lists and was inaugurated by Tony Wimbush and Colin Brooke in 1994 in 23 hours 23 minutes. The basic round may be extended to include Water Crag and Rogan’s Seat north of Swaledale.
Click on the icon to download summit details and a sub-24 hour schedule. This is in an Excel spreadsheet format that can be viewed and printed or, alternatively, there is the option to save the file so that it can then be customised to your personal pace and start time - see the notes at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
Successful completions can be registered at email@example.com
Send a copy of the schedule above inserting a record of your actual times at each summit plus you name, address, age on day, date of attempt, overall time and names of any assistance on the fells and roadside.
Links and Further Information
□ The Mountains of England and Wales, Volume 2: England, John & Anne Nuttall, (Cicerone Press, 1990)
□ Hill lists in the British Isles - the Wikipedia entry giving explanations of the various lists including the definition of a Nuttall
Tony Wimbush and Colin Brooke
23 hr 23 min
Peter White and Jess Palmer
22 hr 12 min