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​Abraham's Tea Round

Andy's  Southern Fells

Assynt Traverse
Bala Challenge

Bay Limestone Round

Bob  Baxter  Traverse
Bob Graham Round
Bowland Dozen
Bowland 1500’s
Broxap Round

Cairngorm Munros
Canary Islands 3 Peaks
Charlie Ramsay Round
Charnley Way

Cleveland Hills Challenge
Cuillin Round
Cumbrian Traverse
Dales Skyline
Dales Top Ten
Dales 2000’s

Dark Peak County Tops

Dark Peak 15 Trigs

Dartmoor Round

Denis Rankin Round

Dragon’s Tongue
Durham Hewitts

Etive Munros Round

Freeman Round
Glen Lyon Corbett Round
Great North Inns Run
Harvey Howgill Tops

John Fleetwood Lakes 40

John Fleetwood Lakes Routes

John Fleetwood Scottish Routes

John Fleetwood Welsh Round

Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge

Knoydart 7
Lakes 24
Lakes 25@25
Lakes 2500’s

Lakes Sea to Summits

Llangollen Hills Run

Loch  Lomond  Round

Leventon’s Line
Meirionnydd Round
National & Yorkshire 3 Peaks
No Cure Always Hope
Over The Hill Round
Paddy Buckley Round

Peak Traverses & Rounds

Pikes of the Lakes

Saddleworth  10 Trigs

Ring of Fire - Galloway
Scottish 4000’s

Six County Tops - Peak
Snowdonia Skyline
Snowdon to Pumlumon

South Pennine 39 Trigs
South Wales Traverse

Steve Parr Round

Tan Hill to Kirkstone Pass Inn
Tranter’s Round

Tyndrum Round
Upper Calder 13 Trigs
Wainwright 7 Summits

Wainwrights 30@30

Wicklow  Round
Yorkshire Round
Yorkshire 2000’s

 

Other  Ultras

Sub-Ultras

COMPLETIONS

Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 The Bob Graham Round                                 The UK Big 3 Rounds

Red Pike, Wasdale, 2710' - copyright Ian Charters 2012

Fell running is one of the great sporting traditions of the Lake District and, perhaps, its finest institution is the Bob Graham Club.  Becoming a member involves climbing 42 peaks within 24 hours in a round which includes some 66 miles of mountain terrain and 27000 feet of ascent.  For information on the Bob Graham Club go to their official website; for guidance on how to go about doing it go to Bob Wightman’s BGR web pages; for inspiration and encouragement read Richard Askwith’s Feet in the Clouds and; for a comprehensive history of the Bob Graham Round and the Lake District 24 hour fell-running record read Steve Chilton's The Round.


No mention of the BGR would be complete without a tribute to the late Fred Rogerson and the late Harry Griffin, who both founded the Club in 1971, and to the Heaton brothers, Alan and Ken, who were the first to equal then improve on Graham’s 1932 record.  The BGR has become the benchmark for all peak-bagging runs and it has gone on to inspire countless attempts as well as numerous other mountain challenges that appear on the gofar web site. It is a legacy that gives them a lot to answer for!

Route

Schedule

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.

 

This is an automatic version of the above schedule  provided by Nick Smith. It will allow you to insert any clock start time and to change the split times between summits and then automatically reschedule all the clock times to reflect those changes.
 

Registration

Contenders  must register in advance with the Membership Secretary, Bob Wightman. Every runner must be accompanied on every summit for verification purposes.  Following completion of the round within 24 hours contenders  should submit a Ratification of Membership form. Both the Registration and Ratification forms are available on the official website together with The Club's Guidance Notes - see link below.

Links and Further Information

The official website which includes downloadable guidance notes and a ratification form as well as a full list of all members and notable achievements.

 

A comprehensive guide on everything from how to go about it including planning, training and FAQs to it's early history, the latest records and extended rounds for 50 at 50, 55 at 55 and 60 at 60.

 An overview of the BGR, CRR and PBR.

  • A TRIBUTE TO THE ROUND, Peter McDonald (2020) - a short book published to support  Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.  Obtainable in Lakeland bookshops or by post.   Preview here.  

  • The Round - in Bob Graham's footsteps, Steve Chilton (2017)

  • Feet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith (Aurum, 2004) - a book that captures the spirit of both the BGR and the sport of fellrunning as well as its history. 

  • 42 Peaks -The Story of the Bob Graham Round, Buckley, Covell and Smith (2005) Available from good Lakeland book and outdoor shops.

  • Bob Graham Round, 1:40,000 map (Harvey Map Services Ltd, 2009)

SAFETY WARNING

 

All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  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 mountain 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, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.

FRA LONG DISTANCE

RECORDS and NEWS

 

Please send details 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

Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.

GOFAR UPDATES

 

Updates are generally made each winter and announced on gofar facebook. If you are not on facebook, to subscribe to future updates email Tony Wimbush:  gofar99@gmail.com . 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 email Tony Wimbush: gofar99@gmail.com