The Fleetwood Welsh Round                                North Wales

This round of 63 miles, 26,700 feet and 38 summits was devised and completed by John Fleetwood in 2004 in a trademark solo, unsupported run of 23 hours 20 minutes.  It is based on the Paddy Buckley Round but with some significant variations to create what he considered to be a more logical and symmetrical route. The Moelwyns and Moel yr Hydd were ommited taking a direct line from Cnicht to Moel Siabod while the classic north ridges of Tryfan and Crib Goch are included.  Another difference was to swap the slate quarries of Elidir Fach for the Welsh 3000s route from Elidir Fawr to Crib Goch, and Yr Aran for Mynydd Mawr. There is the option of including the Northern Carneddau 3000 foot peaks which adds a further 7 miles and 1300 feet and about 2 hours. See the link below to John’s blog giving a full account of his run. 



Click on the icon to view/print a pdf schedule of the round



This is an informal 24 hour challenge without registrations.  Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 Links and Further Information


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!


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.


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.



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:


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