Borrowdale Fell Race Report

This is the first time I have ran this race, having been on holiday the past few years when it has been on and have been looking forward to it. It is considered one of the toughest races in the fell race calendar at 17 miles and 6500 feet of ascent – the record being […]

Fellsman Race Report

I knew it was going to be tough, after all I’ve competed and successfully finished it on 4 previous occasions and following each one of them I’d vowed never to repeat the experience. But, as usual, the memory of the pain and mental trauma somehow disappears after a few days of completing it – ‘it’ […]

Coledale Horeshoe

This race is the second in the fell series, the first being Brough Law a few weeks back (which only myself and Ian Armstrong took part in, largely due to hangovers from the presentation evening the night before).   I have been looking forward to this race for a good while now as although I […]

Chris’ Bob Graham Round

Chris Kennedy – Bob Graham Round – 19 June 2010 The idea of attempting the Bob Graham Round first enters your head like any other innocent, passing thought. The difference is this innocent thought gets stuck. Wedged somewhere within your brain. It sits there slowly feeding on the grey matter like an insect’s larva, feeding […]

Jim’s Bob Graham Round

JIM THOMPSON’S BOB GRAHAM ROUND JUNE, 2008 — MIDNIGHT START Well- there I was standing at the Moot Hall on a dark wet night in June waiting to start my attempt on the BGR. This after coming to fell running at a relatively late age of 34 and hearing of the BGR and thinking of […]

Phil’s Bob Graham Round

BOB GRAHAM ROUND 1 JUNE 2002 We pored over the weather-line faxes Christine’s Mother had kindly requested. Would it be Saturday or Sunday? Christine, my entire support crew, was due in work on Saturday, however in the end we decided that the weather forecast was more favourable for Saturday, and Christine would be able to […]

Tim’s Bob Graham Round

8th July 2000 07:19 Tim Forster 23 hours 7 minutes 4 seconds The side door of the van was flung open and Fred Smith’s voice bellowed through: “Haway Forster – time to do it”. It was 11.15pm on Friday 7th July. Having failed to get some sleep in a Keswick car park, indeed my time […]

Fred’s Bob Graham Round

Friday 27th June 1997, 23:30 hours, it was a cold windy night. The dark rain clouds that had hung over Keswick that day had not moved and there was no sign of the moon I had hoped would light the route to Skiddaw and beyond. The support team of Paul Smith, Glen Lowery and Ian […]

Keith’s Bob Graham Round

Whilst receeing the Wasdale to Honister section of the Bob Graham round I took a breather on the summit of Pillar. Like previous reconnaissance of the round, it was a fine day. I surveyed the surrounding peaks, and way in the distance Blencathra, forming its own massif, brought an intriguing question to myself, “Keith, do […]