FacebookTwitterYouTubeGoogle+
RUNNING NEWS AROUND THE CLOCK
Friday, 2nd December 2022
EventsResultsTrainingMarathonNutritionHealthProducts
Article Image

Limits set to be pushed in Lake District 24-Hour Record attempt

by Editor
Wednesday 10th June 2015
 
 

 

Athlete news: This weekend inov-8 athlete Adam Perry will attempt to beat The Lake District 24-Hour Record

inov-8 athlete Adam Perry will attempt to beat The Lake District 24-Hour Record

Photo: Adam Perry during his attempt on the record in 2014

Having made an attempt at the record last year, he admits that he will be right on, perhaps even beyond, the limit of his physical abilities.

The challenge of The Lake District 24-Hour Record is relatively simple – bag as many summits as possible within the 24-hour limit. In reality, it’s brutally difficult. In 1975, Joss Naylor managed 72 tops (100 miles / 37,000 feet of elevation gain). The bar was raised several times after that until current record holder, ultra runner Mark Hartell, topped 77 peaks (109 miles / 39,000 feet) in 1997.

To put this amount of elevation gain in perspective, that is like climbing Mount Everest almost one-and-a-half times. The route roughly follows the traditional Bob Graham Round (a 66-mile circuit over 42 summits including 27,000ft of elevation gain), with, of course, the addition of all the extra summits and miles.

Adam has planned a schedule that will see him attempt 78 peaks, starting at Braithwaite at 5am on Saturday morning and finishing at exactly the same place a shade under 24 hours later.

Find out more about the challenge, Adam's preparation and how current record holder Mark Hartell feels about the attempt at team.inov-8.com/adam-perry-ultra-running-record-challenge

Find out more about the The Lake District 24-Hour Record at: www.bobgrahamclub.org.uk/index.php?page=hour24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Related Articles

 
Article Image
Inov-8 X-Talon 230 reviewRob Neal tests out the new inov-8 X-Talon 230
 
Article Image
Inov-8 PARKCLAW reviewWe ask a parkrun Run Director to review the PARKCLAW
 
 
 
 
Article Image
Inov-8 PROTEC-SHELL jacket review A new game-changing jacket for inov-8
 
Article Image
Damian Hall on the glitz and glamour of ...We spoke to Damian Hall, 12th at this year's UTMB
 
 
 
Article Image
Obstacle Course Racing World Champs newsTwo exciting pieces of news!
 
Article Image
Inov-8 launch unique downhill raceFancy running a race down a ski slope on foot?
 
 
 
 
Article Image
News from ISPOWe bring you some of the highlights from ISPO in Munich
 
Article Image
A world-first from inov-8: the G-Seriesinov-8 pioneer use of graphene in sports shoes
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post A Comment

 
 
 
 
TereréJordan Blood