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 Over The Hill Series (2002 to 2012)

The primary purpose of the series was to encourage the continued participation in ultra-distance challenges by the over 50's. It was partly inspired by The Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge but adopted a more informal approach with generous time limits to encourage everyone to have a go. Completions by under 50's were also recognised while a range of optional first class times were offered as a sporting challenge to runners in the v50 to v65 categories.  Completion of the Over the Hill Round, the first challenge in the series, acted as qualification for the membership of the Over the Hill Club but it was restricted to over 50's. The series terminated in 2012 but the individual routes are retained as independent, informal challenges - see the index on the left.

The routes that were included in the series are shown below together with the year they were inaugurated. Click on each route to see an archive of the registrations.

Over the Hill Round (2002)
Dark Peak 4 County Tops (2005)
Tan Hill Inn to Kirkstone Pass Inn (2006)
Canary Islands Three Peaks (2007)
Bowland Dozen (2008)

Traverse of Assynt (2010)


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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