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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: email@example.com
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 Lakes 25@25 UK Ultras
Grasmoor Group from Burtness Comb near High Crag
This circuit in the north-west Lakes was first completed in April 2013 by Stu Air in a time of 10-45 to celebrate his twenty fifth birthday. Starting from Braithwaite, near Keswick, it involves climbing 25 of the best known fells in the area, traversing nearly 35 miles and ascending over 16000 feet. Although it is hoped the challenge will appeal to mainly younger runners the route can, of course, be completed by anyone of any age.
In 2017 Ellyse Maddocks completed a 30@30 in 15-24 based on Stu Air's route. It involved 30 peaks, 44 miles and 20,000 feet - see below for her account published in the Fellrunner.
Use the above route map in conjunction with OS Explorer (1:25000) map: OL4 - The English Lakes North-western area. The route starts and finishes at Braithwaite, 3 miles west of Keswick (GR 231 236) but alternative start points are permitted.
Click on the icon to view a pdf of Stu Air's schedule of actual times.
This is an informal route without rules, time limits or registrations but Stu Air would be pleased to hear news of any repeat rounds - see below for contact details.
Links and Further Information
□ Anyone requiring further advice and information can contact Stu Air. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
□ Ell's Fells, Ellyse Maddocks (The Fellrunner, Spring 2018)