Bob Graham & other Mountain Endurance Challenges

This page details attempts by club members of long distance runs, commonly known as “rounds”. The most famous of which is the Bob Graham round of 42 peaks that is meant to be completed in 24 hours.

The slightly lesser known rounds of the Ramsey in Scotland and Paddy Buckley in N. Wales are also “24 hour” challenges, while other rounds don’t have recognised time limits.

Note: Select the Round (or other challenges) from the Tabs below

THE BOB GRAHAM ROUND 42 Peaks Ascent 27000ft Distance 66 miles

Bob Graham achieved his round of 42 Lake District peaks in 1932. To this day, completion of the round inside 24 hours marks a rite of passage for fell and endurance runners. It remains a stern challenge, accomplished by around 50% of those who attempt it. For Macclesfield Harriers, with its impeccable long-distance pedigree, the “BG” holds a special allure. Completers get to join the exclusive BGR Club.

1980 Peter Nolan
1981 Alan Ireland
1984 Nigel Robinson, Andy Thornton
1985 Adrian Belton, Alison Wright, Mark McDermott
1986 Brian Jackson John Amies, Geoff Pettengell, Mike Hartley
1987 Mike Lawrence, Phil Cheek, Andrew Addis
1988 Bob Smith, Jim Kelly
1989 John Axson, Anne Stentiford
1990 Paul Driver, Mark Hartell
1992 Craig Harwood
1994 Pete Coppack
1995 Richard Calder, Dave Tucker
1996 Dave Parry, Chris Rhodes, Margaret Huyton
1998 Annette Morris, Andy Ardron
2000 Mandy Calvert, Trevor Longman, Barry Blyth
2002 Roger Teagle
2003 Martin Rands, Chris Cripps
2004 Julian Brown
2005 Steve Watts, Warren Mason, Phil Janaway
2006 Dan Parker, Karen Parker, Mike Nelson
2007 Neil King, Dave Kilpatrick, Digby Harris, Ross Litherland
2008 Kirsty Hewitson, Ian Hughes, Steve Swallow, Clare Griffin, Jonathon Bradshaw
2009 Julie Gardner, Cath Litherland
2010 Larry Day, Rick Houghton, Ian Symington
2011 Jon Tatham
2015 Rob Gittins
2016 Dan Croft
2017 Carl Hanaghan, Graham Brown
2019 Tom Whittington
2020 Mark Burley
2021 Matt Lynas, Nathanael Booker

Mark Hartell (1999)

Mandy Calvert (2000)

Digby Harris (2007)

Carl Hanaghan (2017)

Matthew Lynas (2021)

Bill Johnson (2000)

Martin Rands (2003)

Mark Cornes (2013)

Graham Brown (2017)

Barry Blyth (2000)

Julian Brown (2004)

Rob Gittins (2015)

Tom Whittington (2019)

Trevor Longman (2000)

Dave Kilpatrick (2007)

Dan Croft (2016)

Mark Burley (2020)