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Bob Graham Round - Swift Running Co and RunUphill

$5,250.00
Bob Graham Round - Swift Running Co and RunUphill

Bob Graham Round - Swift Running Co and RunUphill

$5,250.00
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For trail runningnothing is more classic than the “Bob Graham Round”. This was one of the first big traverse running events. Just last year Kilian Jornet beat the record. This trail run is located north of London in the Lake District and our partnership with Swift Running Co will get you to the start line and ready to tackle one of the toughest fell running courses in the UK. The weather changes quickly and can become nasty at a moments notice which is why the camps are set up as “attempts”. If the weather doesn’t allow for safe travel, the guides are available for the next day. All great achievements have moments that hang in the balance and this running camp will not disappoint. If you’ve ever had the inclinging to do something great, this is it.

Full concierge Bob Graham Round package includes:
- Fully Guided Round by MTA Mountain Leader Qualified Swift Running Guides - Support vehicle at road crossings
- Train station pickup and drop-off
- Guided shake out runs
- GPS Tracker
- All nutrition and supplies included for Bob Graham Attempt. Each weather window attempt gives you one less attempt than the overall days.

Three camps; 5 days (4 attempts), 6 days (5 attempts) and 7 days (6 attempts). In the down time there are so many amazing routes to explore in the Lake District with Swift Running Co.

More information on Swift Running Co can be found here on their website.

More information on RunUphill can be found at RunUphill.ca or SkiUphill.ca. SkiUphill is a backcountry skiing and trail running store located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Building community and getting people off paved trails into the backcountry, off of chair lifts at resorts and onto skin tracks. 

Bob Graham Round Info:

 Kilian’s Record Breaking Run

History and Stats;

110 kms

8,000 metres elevation gain

24 hours

Availability is May through September.

The Bob Graham Round is a fell running challenge in the English Lake District. It is named after Bob Graham (1889–1966), a Keswick guest-house owner, who in June 1932 broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24-hour period.

The Round was first repeated, in a better time, in 1960 by Alan Heaton. Since then over 2000 individuals have completed the Round with the fastest time being 12hr 52m set by Kilian Jornet, surpassing by more than a hour, Billy Bland's record which had stood for 36 years. The women's record is 15hr 24m set by Jasmin Paris in 2016. The Lakeland 24 Hour record has also been improved with the current holder, Mark Hartell, successfully reaching 77 summits in the allotted time.

Along with the Paddy Buckley Round and the Ramsay Round, the Bob Graham Round is one of the classic big three mountain challenges in the UK. Some thirty individuals have completed all three.