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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!

  Tranter's Round                                                               Scotland

Stob Ban's northern corrie (Alan Reid) 
© Copyright Alan Reid and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, this is considered to be Scotland's original 24 hour challenge, before being extended by Charlie Ramsay in 1978. It is a round of some 36 miles and over 20,000' taking in 19 Munros in the Mamores, Grey Corries and Aonachs together with Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. It still remains a creditable and rewarding challenge in its own right.  Both Pete Duggan's website and the FRA Forum are useful sources of practical information for contenders while record runs are logged by the Scottish Hill Runners - see below.


Route

 Schedule

Pete Duggan's website includes a schedule of actual times for his 18-22 round of 2005 together with a proposed schedule for a 15 hour round based on further experience.

 Finishers

This is an informal challenge without registrations or time limits, although most runners would expect to complete it well under 24 hours.  Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!  .
 

 Links and Further Information

 

  • Petestack.com - Pete Duggan's report on his 2005 round together with a schedule and other useful information.

  • John Fleetwood's blog - a report on his solo, unsupported rounds of December 2002 and April 2003.

  • FRA Forum - Tranter's Round  - advice on route choice.

  • Charlie Ramsay Round - the history section of the CRR official site contains a photo of Philip Tranter and an outline of Tranter's Round.

  • Scottish Hill Runners - This long distance section of their website provides a brief summary of the route including records and a list of winter attempts.

  • Three Peaks, Ten Tors, Ronald Turnbull (Cicerone, 2007) - includes a short chapter entitled Tranter's Walk together with a 23-50 schedule.

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.

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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