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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.
Further routes will be added to this site approximately twice a year. If you wish to be notified of future additions please use the contact page and 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 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!
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The Denis Rankin Round UK Ultras
Slieve Bearnagh, 739m (courtesy BARF)
This 24 hour challenge presents a fitting memorial to Denis Rankin, a pioneer and leading light in fell running and mountain marathons in Northern Ireland since the 1970’s, who tragically died on 16th May 2013 competing in a fell race on Slievemoughanmore. It involves ticking-off all 39 peaks over 400 metres in height in the Mourne mountains, circumnavigating some 90km of rugged mountain terrain and climbing 6500m. The route was devised by BARF (Belfast Association of Rockclimbers and Fellrunners) and first completed by Billy Reed on 15th June in 20-29. Full details can be found on the official website - see link below.
None currently available - watch this space!
This is a formal challenge subject to rules and a registration process - see the link to the official website below. Note that attempts must be registered in advance.
Registered Members - The latest list of members
Links and Further Information
□ Denis Rankin Round - the official website giving the route, maps, rules and registration details.
□ Mourne Mountains, Harvey Superwalker Map, 1:25000 - covers the entire route