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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: martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

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Over the Hill Series


Tan Hill Inn to Kirkstone Pass Inn                                   UK Ultras

The 120 mile epic of linking the two highest pubs in England, the Tan Hill Inn and the Cat and Fiddle Inn, was established in 1952 by the Rucsack Club.  This outing is a more modest but much more varied pub crawl from the first to the third highest pub at 1732 feet and 1481 feet respectively. It involves climbing 18 tops, crossing some 45 miles of arduous terrain and ascending 11000' in an inspiring traverse notable for including some wild, less frequented stretches of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes.  There is no time limit but arriving at the Kirkstone Inn before last orders will be sufficient incentive for most runners!  Pete Simpson devised the route and completed it as a solo supported run in 2006 in a time of 13 hours 36 minutes.

Route

The start is at the Tan Hill Inn (GR 896067) and the finish at Kirkstone Inn (GR 401082).  The route must visit the following 18 summits:

OS Explorer Maps:  Use OL19 Howgills & Upper Eden Valley and OL7 English Lakes - south-east area

Schedule

gofar - uk ultras - tan - kirk Pete Simpson schedule.pdf


Click on the icon to view/print the schedule of Pete Simpson's inaugural 2006 run.


Completions

The Tan Hill to Kirkstone Inn route was originally part of the Over the Hill Series.  That has been discontinued but all its former routes are now independent informal challenges without time limits, certificates or registrations.  An archive of registered completions (2002-2012) for the series is available together with some background. (see below). Although there are now no formal registrations news of any future attempts on any of the routes would be welcome.  Email: info@gofar.org.uk.  

Links and Further Information

□   Over The Hill Series - An archive of registrations (2002 to 2012) plus some background to the series.


Nine Standards

825061

Docker Knott

652999

Harter Fell

458093


High Pike

803032

Uldale Head

640001

Mardale Ill Bell

455102


High Seat

802013

Robin Hood

531059

High Street

441110


Wild Boar Fell

758988

High House

518066

Thornthwaite Beacon

431101


The Calf

667970

Harrop Pike

501078

Stoney Cove Pike

418100


Wind Scarth

655986

Pillar

487078

Pike How

411090