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 FRA Long Distance Award
The Award is presented annually and is not restricted to FRA members, although the recipient must be resident in the UK. It is for one or more long distance mountain achievements within a year and the majority of the journey/s should be on foot. Performances in races are not considered. The award year ends on 30th September and in the first part of October, Martin Stone canvases a panel of some 28 long distance ‘enthusiasts’ and previous award winners. They review the list of outstanding performances and a suitable recipient of the award is chosen. The winner is usually presented with the award in November at the FRA Annual Dinner.
The following definitions apply to all record contenders:
You have supporters or pacers that meet you along the way. It can be one person handing you water once, to an entire team that accompanies you the whole distance giving you everything except physical assistance. Whether it’s just once or continuously, any support at all means it is a Supported trip. Supported can enable the fastest trips due to the ability to carry less weight. For an achievement to be described as a Supported record you also have to beat the fastest Solo Self-Supported and Solo Unsupported times.
You may have as much support as you can manage or find along the way, but not from any pre-arranged people helping you. This can range from caching supplies in advance, purchasing supplies along the way, to finding or begging for food or water. For an achievement to be described as a Solo Self-Supported record you also have to beat the fastest Solo Unsupported time.
Unsupported means you have no external support of any kind. This means you carry everything you need from start to finish except water from natural sources (public taps along the route are acceptable, but if you ask for water, that's Solo Self-Supported).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.
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: email@example.com . 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 email Tony Wimbush: firstname.lastname@example.org