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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance 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.
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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 let us know via the contact page.
FRA LONG DISTANCE RECORDS and NEWS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where a route contact name is given please notify that person of your attempt on the route to enable accurate records to be maintained for the dubious benefit of future generations of fell runners!
The UK Big 3
All Ultra Routes
The Charlie Ramsay Round The UK Big 3 Rounds
Binnein Mor, June 2009, © Bob Wightman
This is the Scottish equivalent of the BGR with a circuit of 24 peaks in 24 hours involving some 60 miles and 28000' ascent. Starting from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel it takes in the Mamores, the Loch Treig munros, the Grey Corries, the Aanochs, Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. Ramsay first completed it in 1978 as an extension of Philip Tranter's Round of 19 munros in 1964. Although the shortest of the UK Big 3 it is widely regarded as the toughest due to the limited support points, its high remote terrain and its more testing navigation. There is an official CRR website providing route details, advice, history, contacts and a record of all finishers. The Round may be completed in either direction. Charlie Ramsay completed his original round anti-clockwise and the official website map and schedule reflect that. For those who choose to go the opposite way the route and schedule below are shown in a clockwise direction.
Click on the icon to download summit details and a sub-24 hour schedule. This is in an Excel spreadsheet format that can be viewed and printed or, alternatively, there is the option to save the file so that it can then be customised to your personal pace and start time - see the notes at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
Jonathon Broxap is the official recorder on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Successful completions should be notified to him by supplying the information listed on the finishers page of the official site (see link below).
Links and Further Information
□ The Charlie Ramsay Round - An official guide to everything about the round that also includes a list of finishers.
□ The UK Big 3 records - an overview of the CRR, BGR and PBR.
□ Charlie Ramsey Round, 1:40,000 map (Harvey Map Services, 2012)