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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


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