The Bob Graham 24 Hour Club

Records

Eric Beard on his 56 peaks record run, 1963 - Eric Beard, Des Oliver, Stan Bradshaw, Alan Heaton, Ken Heaton.  Photo: Fred Rogerson

For many members of the Club, achievement of the 42 Peaks Round in under 24 hours is their sole goal. But as Selwyn records in his Introduction there have been some ‘extraordinary achievements’ across the Lakeland Fells since 1960. Here are some of them (and apologies in advance for any errors, or if your list would be different to this one!)

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Record Lists

The following section uses the data from the list of the completions of standard rounds, that list is complete to the end of last year - (2021). Select options from the drop down lists to see the relevant data.

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See the 24hr Record page for the criteria for that and other extended Rounds and challenges.

The number in parentheses after a name is their club membership number. For more information about any of those listed click on their membership number.

Lake District 24 Hour Fell Record (Men)

Name Year Tops Time Extra tops added
Bob Graham (~)193242 peaks23:39
Alan Heaton ⪡1196042 peaks22:18
Ken Heaton ⪡3196151 peaks22:13OMITTED: Rossett Pike.
ADDED: Pike o'Blisco, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags, Allen Craggs, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Lingmell, Scoat Fell, Skiddaw Little Man
Alan Heaton ⪡1196254 peaks23:48ADDED: Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Aiken Knott
Eric Beard ⪡4196356 peaks23:35OMITTED: Scar Crags, Causey Pike.
ADDED: Fairfield, Greatrigg Man, Sail, Crag Hill, Grisedale Pike
Alan Heaton ⪡1196560 peaks23:34OMITTED: Fairfield, Greatrigg Man.
ADDED: Red Howe/Little Stand, Scar Crags, Wandope, Grasmoor, Sand Hill, Hobcarton Pike
Joss Naylor ⪡5197161 peaks23:37OMITTED: Lingmell.
ADDED: Base Brown, Causey Pike
Joss Naylor ⪡5197263 peaks23:35ADDED: Lingmell, Whiteless Pike
Joss Naylor ⪡5197572 peaks23:11ADDED: Lonscale Fell, Little Calva, Great Sca Fell, Knott, Coombe Height, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Greatrigg Man, Rossett Pike
Mark McDermott ⪡375198876 peaks23:26ADDED: Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Ladyside Pike, Whiteside
Mark Hartell ⪡668199777 peaks23:47ADDED: Catstycam
Kim Collison ⪡1463202078 peaks23:45ADDED: Fleetwith Pike

Lake District 24 Hour Fell Record (Women)

Name Year Tops Time Extra tops added
Jean Dawes ⪡69197742 peaks23:37
Anne-Marie Grindley ⪡98197842 peaks21:05
Ros Coats ⪡129197942 peaks20:31
Anne-Marie Grindley ⪡98197958 peaks23:30ADDED: Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Sale How, Calfhowe Pike, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Stirrup Crag, Scoat Fell, Looking Stead, Kirkfell East top, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Eel Crag, Sail, Scar Crags, Causey Pike
Ann Stentiford ⪡652199462 peaks23:17ADDED: Catstycam, Lingmell, Haycock, Grasmoor
Nicky Spinks ⪡1257201164 peaks23:15ADDED: Fleetwith Pike, Sand Hill
Carol Morgan ⪡1766202065 peaks23:57ADDED: Grizedale Pike
Nicky Spinks ⪡1257202165 peaks23:45
Fiona Pascall ⪡2257202268 peaks23:26ADDED: Knott, Bowscale Fell, High Spy

Double Bob Graham Rounds

We have recorded the times of all completions of this challenge. The current fastest time has a gold background.

NameDateTimeNotes
Boyd Millen ⪡14197752 hours 30 minsKeswick - CW - Keswick - ACW - Keswick
Roger Baumeister ⪡60197946 hours 34 minsKeswick - CW - Wasdale - ACW - Wasdale - CW - Keswick
Eric Draper ⪡769199550 hours 35 minsKeswick - CW - Keswick - ACW - Keswick
Nicky Spinks ⪡12572016 05 14/1545 hours 30 minsKeswick - CW - Wasdale - ACW - Wasdale - CW - Keswick
Tom Hollins ⪡1750201852 hours 30 minsKeswick - ACW - Keswick - CW - Keswick
Stuart Walker ⪡15422019 08 24/2651 hours 18 minsKeswick - CW - Keswick - CW - Keswick
Gwynn Stokes ⪡19572020 08 1/354 hours 30 minsKeswick - CW - Keswick - CW - Keswick
Dougie Zinis ⪡22682021 09 10/1145 hours 03 minsKeswick - ACW - Keswick - CW - Keswick

60 Peaks at 60

Name Date Time Notes
Yiannis Tridimas ⪡901 2005 23 hours 52 minutes

55 Peaks at 55

There is no standard set of peaks for this challenge, hover your mouse over each name to see the extra peaks that person visited.

NameDateTimeNotes
Calfhow Pike, Hanging Knotts, Stirrup Crag, Black Fell, Looking SteadGeorge Brass ⪡19199823 hours 44 minsThe first 55@55. Actually 56 at the time
Calfhow Pike, Pavey Ark, Hanging Knotts, Stirrup Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Fell, Looking Stead, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikePaul Murray ⪡91199723 hours 24 mins
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Calfhow Pike, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Hanging Knotts, Allen Crags, Stirrup Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Fell, Looking SteadDennis Lucas ⪡600199823 hours 36 mins
Dave Makin ⪡11962017Actually a 56@56
Kirk Fell East, Looking Stead, Black Crag, Scoat Fell, Stirrup Crag, Symonds Knott, Hanging Knotts, Loft Crag, Pavey Ark, Cofa Pike, High Crag, Calfhow Pike, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisedale CommonJulie Carter ⪡1292201923 hours 48 minsFirst lady to complete 55@55

53 Peaks at 50

Name Date Time Notes
Wendy Dodds ⪡139 2002 22 hours 38 minutes

50 Peaks at 50

There is no standard set of peaks for this challenge, hover your mouse over each name to see the extra peaks that person visited.

NameDateNotes
Skiddaw Little Man, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeEddy Hill ⪡321977Completed their qualifying round in 1975.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeDon Talbot ⪡71982Completed their qualifying round in 1971.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeTom Sykes ⪡171983Completed their qualifying round in 1974.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikePeter Parkin ⪡1761983Completed their qualifying round in 1980.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Little Calva, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Allen Crags, Scoat FellAlan Barber ⪡331987Completed their qualifying round in 1975.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikePaul Murray ⪡911993Completed their qualifying round in 1978.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellDennis Lucas ⪡6001993Completed their qualifying round in 1989.
Not knownRalph Stephenson ⪡2841994Completed their qualifying round in 1983.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellYiannis Tridimas ⪡9011995
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Little Calva, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellLionel Howarth ⪡8931995Completed their qualifying round in 1994.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Little Calva, Bannerdale Crags, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellPeter Simpson ⪡931998Completed their qualifying round in 1978.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellMike Sadula ⪡5831999Completed their qualifying round in 1989.
Skiddaw Little Man, Mungrisedale Common, Calfhow Pike, High Crag, Loft Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Looking SteadGeoff Davis ⪡11092007Completed their qualifying round in 1999.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Stirrup Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crags, Looking SteadDavid Waide ⪡14142008
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Calfhow Pike, Great Rigg Man, Loft Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Looking SteadGeoff Pettengell ⪡4352008Completed their qualifying round in 1986.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeMark Richards ⪡15562010
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Calfhow Pike, High Crag, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Allen Crags, Scoat Fell, Black CragDave Makin ⪡11962012Completed their qualifying round in 2003.
Skiddaw Little Man, Calfhow Pike, High Crag, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Looking SteadClare Regan ⪡13602018Completed their qualifying round in 2007.


For the two challenges below, The Wainwrights and Steve Parr Rounds, we currently maintain the data. However if in future they become more popular it may be that they have their own dedicated websites in which case we will simply link to those.

The Wainwrights Round (214 Summits)

We have chosen to record the times of all continuous completions of this challenge. The men's and women’s record times have gold backgrounds.

NameDateTimeNotes
Alan Heaton ⪡119859 days 16 hours 42 mins
Joss Naylor ⪡519867 days 1 hours 25 mins
Steve Birkinshaw ⪡124420146 days 12 hours 58 mins
Simon Barnett ⪡1451201714 days 9 hours 30 mins
Paul Tierney ⪡172520196 days 6 hours 5 mins
Mel Steventon ⪡2304202013 days 12 hours 16 minsDid not start at or visit the Moot Hall
James Forrest (~)202014 days 11 hours 0 minsSolo Self Supported
Tom Hollins ⪡175020216 days 17 hours 33 mins
Christopher Gaskin (~)202111 days 10 hours 58 minsSolo Unsupported
Sabrina Verjee ⪡225920215 days 23 hours 49 minsCurrent fastest women's time. Did not start at the Moot Hall but visited it.
James Gibson (~)20218 days 6 hours 44 minsFirst Winter completion.
James Gibson (~)20226 days 5 hours 8 mins
John Kelly ⪡228920225 days 12 hours 15 minsCurrent outright record.
Carol Morgan ⪡176620226 days 10 hours 43 mins
Dougie Zinis ⪡226820226 days 3 hours 48 mins

The fastest men's time is that by John Kelly on 2022 in a time of 5d 12hr 15m. The fastest women's time is that by Sabrina Verjee on 2021 in a time of 5d 23hr 49m.

Steve Parr Round (61 Peaks, 116 Miles and 42,550 feet of ascent, sub 48 hours)

We have chosen to record the times of all continuous completions of this challenge. The men's and women’s record times have gold backgrounds.

NameDateTimeNotes
Steve Parr ⪡2031984-07-2842 hours 55 minsFirst completion
Tim Ripper ⪡18732019-03-2951 hours 39 mins
Paul Wilson ⪡20672020-07-2547 hours 35 minsSecond sub 48hr round
Kirsty Hewitson ⪡14032020-08-2952 hours 37 minsFirst female. Did not start at the Moot Hall but visited it.
Howard Dracup (~)2020-09-1742 hours 37 mins
Joe Faulkner ⪡3182020-10-1467 hours 30 minsDid not start at or visit the Moot Hall.
James Gibson (~)2021-2-2653 hours 48 minsFirst winter completion
Angela White (~)2021-6-0972 hours 35 minsCelebrating her 62nd birthday! Did not start at or visit the Moot Hall.
Andy Berry ⪡20032021-6-1933 hours 45 minsCurrent fastest time
Paul Nelson ⪡19142021-7-1036 hours 52 mins
Richard Kendall ⪡15182022-5-0845 hours 31 mins
Sabrina Verjee ⪡22592022-5-1539 hours 11 mins

The fastest men's time is that by Andy Berry on 2021-6-19 in a time of 33:45. The fastest women's time is that by Sabrina Verjee on 2022-5-15 in a time of 39:21.

Winter Bob Graham Rounds

The fastest time for a winter round is currently that by Kim Collison on 1st December 2019 in a time of 15hrs 47 minutes. The fastest ladies’ time is that by Sabrina Verjee on 22nd December 2018 in a time of 21hrs 19 minutes

Please refer to the Winter Rounds page for more information.

Fastest Bob Graham Rounds

Kilian Jornet - 7th July 2018  ⫗  12hrs 52 minutes
Beth Pascal - 24th July 2020  ⫗  14hrs 34 minutes