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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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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 Freeman Round UK Ultras
High Spy Cairn
Steve completed this circuit of Lakeland fells in June 2013 in a time of 12-36 to mark his fiftieth year. It involved starting and finishing at his favourite pub in Ambleside, re-visiting sections of some of his favourite races and traversing most of a section of the Bob Graham Round. In all it adds up to running some 50 miles, climbing a contrasting mixture of 28 big and little fells and ascending nearly 15000 feet. It is offered as an informal challenge open to any age group, or as an alternative to the Joss Naylor Challenge but with the added attraction of finishing at a pub!
The route starts and finishes at the Golden Rule pub in Ambleside (GR 376 047)
OS Explorer (1:25000) maps: Use OL 4, OL 5, OL6 and OL7 which cover The English Lakes.
Click on icon to view Steve's schedule of actual times.
This is an informal route without rules, time limits or registrations but Steve Freeman would welcome news of any repeat rounds - see below for contact details.
Links and Further Information
□ It's My Round, Steve Freeman (The Fellrunner, Summer 2013) - a brief account of Steve's inaugural round.
□ Further route details and advice can be obtained direct from Steve. Email: email@example.com