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The UK Big 3


Bob Graham Round

Charlie Ramsay Round

Paddy Buckley Round

Finishers

Big 3 Records


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Assynt Traverse

Bala Challenge

Bob Graham Round

Bowland Dozen

Bowland 1500’s

Broxap Round

Brecon Beacons Traverse

Cairngorm Munros

Canary 3 Peaks

Charlie Ramsay Round

Charnley Way

Cuillin Round

Cumbrian Traverse

Dales Skyline

Dales Top Ten

Dales 2000’s

Dark Peak County Tops

Dark Peak 15 Trigs

Dragon’s Tongue

Durham Hewitts

Fleetwood Lakes Rnd

Fleetwood Welsh Rnd

Fleetwood Scottish Chall

Freeman Round

Glen Lyon Round

Harvey Howgill Tops

Joss Naylor Challenge

Knoydart 7

Lakes 24

Lakes 25@25

Lakes 2500’s

Leventon’s Line

Meirionnydd Round

Nat’l & Yorks 3 Peaks

Over The Hill Round

Paddy Buckley Round

Ring of Fire - Galloway

Scottish 4000’s

Six County Tops - Peak

Snowdon to Pumlumon

South Pennine 39 Trigs

Tan Hill to Kirkstone Inn

Tranter’s Round

Upper Calder 13 Trigs

Wainwright 7 Summits

Wainwrights 30@30

Yorkshire Round

Yorkshire 2000’s


Be Inspired!


FRA Awards

24 hour Munro Record

Training - Challenges

Over the Hill Series


Three in One











The Big 3 in one go










Mike Hartley completed all three rounds consecutively in 3 days 14 hours and 20 minutes in July 1990.  That's some 187 miles with 83000 feet of ascent involving 113 tops!  Times for each round were as follows:


Charlie Ramsay Round

21 hours 14 minutes










Bob Graham Round

23 hours 48 minutes










Paddy Buckley Round

33 hours 30 minutes


























The Big 3 in one season









Adrian Belton

1989














Helen Diamantides

1989














Jon Chapman

2008














Jasmin Paris

2016






























Adrian completed his 3 rounds within 29 days.  Helen and Adrian combined forces to do their final round, the BGR, together.  They both finished in a "steady" 19 hours 11 minutes producing a new women's BGR record for Helen.

Jon completed the BGR on 3 May 08 in 22-25, the PBR on 4/5 July 08 in 23-30 and the CRR on 13/14 Sept 08 in 22-37.

Jasmin completed the BGR on 23 April 16 in 15-24, the CRR on 18 June 16 in 16-13 and the PBR on 2nd October in 18-33 setting new ladies records for all 3 rounds plus the overall record for the CRR.


















The Big 3 in one Calendar Year


















Tom Phillips

2011






























Tom completed the BGR on 7 Feb 2011 in 23-19, the CRR on 19 June 2011 in 22-52 and the PBR on 19 Jul 2011 in 23-13.


















Extended Rounds



















Bob Graham Round

Charlie Ramsay Round


Paddy Buckley Round


(24 Hour Fell-walking Record)











Men















42

Alan Heaton

22-18

1960


26

Martin Stone

23-24

1987


51

Adrian Belton

22-00

1989

51

Ken Heaton

22-13

1961


28

Adrian Belton

23-57

1991






54

Alan Heaton

23-48

1962












56

Eric Beard

23-35

1963












60

Alan Heaton

23-34

1965












61

Joss Naylor

23-37

1971












63

Joss Naylor

23-35

1972












72

Joss Naylor

23-11

1975












76

Mark McDermott

23-26

1988












77

Mark Hartell

23-47

1998




























Women















42

Jean Dawes

23-37

1977












58

Anne Marie Grindley

23-20

1979












62

Anne Stentiford

23-17

1994












64

Nicky Spinks

23-15

2011




























The UK Big 3 Rounds - Records at 1st January 2016









Bob Graham Round

Charlie Ramsay Round

Paddy Buckley Round








Distance - miles

66


60


61


Summits

42


24


47


Ascent - feet

27000


28000


28000









First Completed

1932/1960


1978


1984


Completions

2055


96


147 (114 under 24 hours)








Fastest Time

Billy Bland

13-53 (1982)

Jasmin Paris

16-13 (2016)

Tim Higginbottom

17-42 (2009)

Fastest Lady

Jasmin Paris

15-24 (2016)

Jasmin Paris

16-13 (2016)

Jasmin Paris

18-33 (2016)