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Tranter’s Round                                                                UK Ultras

Stob Ban's northern corrie (Alan Reid)

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Named after Philip Tranter, who first completed it in 1964, this is considered to be Scotland's original 24 hour challenge, before being extended by Charlie Ramsay in 1978. It is a round of some 36 miles and over 20,000' taking in 19 Munros in the Mamores, Grey Corries and Aonachs together with Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis. It still remains a creditable and rewarding challenge in its own right.  Both Pete Duggan's website and the FRA Forum are useful sources of practical information for contenders while record runs are logged by the Scottish Hill Runners (see below).

Route

Schedule

Pete Duggan's website includes a schedule of actual times for his 18-22 round of 2005 together with a proposed schedule for a 15 hour round based on further experience.

Completions

This is an informal challenge without rules, registration or time limits, although most runners would expect to complete it well under 24 hours.  Some record runs are logged on the Scottish Hill Runners website (see below).

Links and Further Information

□   Petestack.com - Pete Duggan's report on his 2005 round together with a schedule and other useful information.

□   John Fleetwood's blog - a report on his solo, unsupported rounds of December 2002 and April 2003.

□   FRA Forum - Tranter's Round  - advice on route choice.

□   Charlie Ramsay Round - the history section of the CRR official site contains a photo of Philip Tranter and an outline of Tranter's Round.

□   Scottish Hill Runners - This long distance section of their website provides a brief summary of the route including records and a list of winter attempts.

□   Three Peaks, Ten Tors, Ronald Turnbull (Cicerone, 2007) - includes a short chapter entitled Tranter's Walk together with a 23-50 schedule.