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ULTRA-DISTANCE CHALLENGES
Three in One
The Big 3 in one go
Mike Hartley completed all three rounds consecutively in 3 days 14 hours and 20 minutes in July 1990.  That's some 187 miles with 83000 feet of ascent involving 113 tops!  Times for each round were as follows:
Charlie Ramsay Round
21 hours 14 minutes
Bob Graham Round
23 hours 48 minutes
Paddy Buckley Round
33 hours 30 minutes
The Big 3 in one season
Adrian Belton
1989
Helen Diamantides
1989
Jon Chapman
2008
Adrian completed his 3 rounds within 29 days.  Helen and Adrian combined forces to do their final round, the BGR, together.  They both finished in a "steady" 19 hours 11 minutes producing a new women's BGR record for Helen.
Jon completed the BGR on 3 May 08 in 22-25, the PBR on 4/5 July 08 in 23-30 and the CRR on 13/14 Sept 08 in 22-37
Extended Rounds
Bob Graham Round
Charlie Ramsay Round
Paddy Buckley Round
(24 Hour Fell-walking Record)
42
Alan Heaton
22-18
1960
26
Martin Stone
23-24
1987
51
Adrian Belton
22-00
1989
51
Ken Heaton
22-13
1961
28
Adrian Belton
23-57
1991
54
Alan Heaton
23-48
1962
56
Eric Beard
23-35
1963
60
Alan Heaton
23-34
1965
61
Joss Naylor
23-37
1971
63
Joss Naylor
23-35
1972
72
Joss Naylor
23-11
1975
76
Mark McDermott
23-26
1988
77
Mark Hartell
23-47
1998
The UK Big 3 Rounds - Records at 1st January 2009
Bob Graham Round
Charlie Ramsay Round
Paddy Buckley Round
Distance - miles
66
60
61
Summits
42
24
47
Ascent - feet
27000
28000
28000
First Completed
1932/1960
1978
1984
Completions
1459
52
67 (50 under 24 hours)
Fastest Time
Billy Bland
13-53 (1982)
Adrian Belton
18-23 (1989)
Mark Hartell & Chris Near
18-10 (1992 & 2008)
Fastest Lady
Anne Stentiford
18-49 (1991)
Helen Diamantides
20-24 (1989)
Anne Stentiford
19-19 (1991)
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