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!)

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.

Lake District 24 Hour Fell Record (Men)

Name Year Tops Time Extra tops added
Bob Graham (~)193242 peaks23:39
Alan Heaton (1)196042 peaks22:18
Ken Heaton (3)196151 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 (1)196254 peaks23:48Added: Scar Crags, Causey Pike, Aiken Knott
Eric Beard (4)196356 peaks23:35Omitted: Scar Crags, Causey Pike. Added: Fairfield, Greatrigg Man, Sail, Crag Hill, Grisedale Pike
Alan Heaton (1)196560 peaks23:34Omitted: Fairfield, Greatrigg Man. Added: Red Howe/Little Stand, Scar Crags, Wandope, Grasmoor, Sand Hill, Hobcarton Pike
Joss Naylor (5)197161 peaks23:37Omitted: Lingmell. Added: Base Brown, Causey Pike
Joss Naylor (5)197263 peaks23:35Added: Lingmell, Whiteless Pike
Joss Naylor (5)197572 peaks23:11Added: Lonscale Fell, Little Calva, Great Sca Fell, Knott, Coombe Height, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Greatrigg Man, Rossett Pike
Mark McDermott (375)198876 peaks23:26Added: Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags, Ladyside Pike, Whiteside
Mark Hartell (668)199777 peaks23:47Added: Catstycam
Kim Collison (1463)202078 peaks23:45Added: Fleetwith Pike

Lake District 24 Hour Fell Record (Women)

Name Year Tops Time Extra tops added
Jean Dawes (69)197742 peaks23:37
Anne-Marie Grindley (98)197842 peaks21:05
Ros Coats (129)197942 peaks20:31
Anne-Marie Grindley (98)197958 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 (652)199462 peaks23:17Added: Catstycam, Lingmell, Haycock, Grasmoor
Nicky Spinks (1257)201164 peaks23:15Added: Fleetwith Pike, Sand Hill
Carol Morgan (1766)202065 peaks23:57Added: Grizedale Pike

Double Bob Graham Rounds

Boyd Millen (14)1977 ♦ 52 hours 30 minutes ♦ Keswick - CW - Keswick - ACW - Keswick
Roger Baumeister (60)1979 ♦ 46 hours 34 minutes ♦ Keswick - CW - Wasdale - ACW - Wasdale - CW - Keswick
Eric Draper (769)1995 ♦ 50 hours 35 minutes ♦ Keswick - CW - Keswick - ACW - Keswick
Nicky Spinks (1257)14/15 05 2016 ♦ 45 hours 30 minutes ♦ Keswick - CW - Wasdale - ACW - Wasdale - CW - Keswick
Tom Hollins (1750)2018 ♦ 52 hours 30 minutes ♦ Keswick - ACW - Keswick - CW - Keswick
Gwynn Stokes (1957)1/3 08 2020 ♦ 54 hours 30 minutes ♦ Keswick - CW - Keswick - CW - Keswick

60 Peaks at 60

Yiannis Tridimas (901) 2005  ♦  23 hours 52 minutes

55 Peaks at 55

Paul Murray (91)1997 ♦ 23 hours 24 minutes ♦ The first 55@55
George Brass (19)1998 ♦ 23 hours 44 minutes ♦ Actually 56 at the time
Dennis Lucas (600)1998 ♦ 23 hours 36 minutes
Julie Carter (1292)2019 ♦ 23 hours 48 minutes ♦ First lady to complete 55@55

53 Peaks at 50

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.

Skiddaw Little Man, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeEddy Hill (32)1977 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1975.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeDon Talbot (7)1982 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1971.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeTom Sykes (17)1983 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1974.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikePeter Parkin (176)1983 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1980.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Little Calva, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Allen Crags, Scoat FellAlan Barber (33)1987 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1975.
Pavey Ark, Scoat Fell, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikePaul Murray (91)1993 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1978.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellDennis Lucas (600)1993 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1989.
Not knownRalph Stephenson (284)1994 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1983.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellYiannis Tridimas (901)1995 ♦ This was their qualifying round.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Little Calva, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellLionel Howarth (893)1995 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1994.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Little Calva, Bannerdale Crags, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellPeter Simpson (93)1998 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1978.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Hart Crag, Great Rigg Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Allen Crags, Scoat FellMike Sadula (583)1999 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1989.
Skiddaw Little Man, Mungrisedale Common, Calfhow Pike, High Crag, Loft Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Looking SteadGeoff Davis (1109)2007 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1999.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Pavey Ark, Loft Crags, Stirrup Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crags, Looking SteadDavid Waide (1414)2008 ♦ This was their qualifying round.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Calfhow Pike, Great Rigg Man, Loft Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Looking SteadGeoff Pettengell (435)2008 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 1986.
Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw Little Man, Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Sail, Eel Crag, Wandhope, Whitless PikeMark Richards (1556)2010 ♦ This was their qualifying round.
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 (1196)1977 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 2003.
Skiddaw Little Man, Calfhow Pike, High Crag, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Looking SteadClare Regan (1360)2018 ♦ Completed their qualifying round in 2007.

The Wainwrights Round (214 Summits)

We have chosen to record the times of all attempts on this challenge. The men's and women's record times have ✶ before their name.

Alan Heaton (1)1985 ♦ 9 days 16 hours 42 minutes
Joss Naylor (5)1986 ♦ 7 days 1 hours 25 minutes
Steve Birkinshaw (1244)2014 ♦ 6 days 12 hours 58 minutes
✶ Paul Tierney (1725)2019 ♦ 6 days 6 hours 5 minutes
✶ Mel Steventon (2304)2020 ♦ 13 days 12 hours 16 minutes
James Forrest (~)2020 ♦ 14 days 11 hours 0 minutes ♦ Solo Self Supported

The fastest men's time is that by Paul Tierney in 2019 in a time of 6 days 6 hours 5 minutes. The fastest women's time is that by Mel Steventon in 2020 in a time of 13 days 12 hours 16 minutes.

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 attempts on this challenge. Sub 48hr times have ≼ before their name.

≼ Steve Parr (203)1984-07-28 ♦ 42 hours 55 minutes ♦ First completion
Tim Ripper (1873)2019-03-29 ♦ 51 hours 39 minutes ♦ 
≼ Paul Wilson (2067)2020 ♦ 47 hours 35 minutes ♦ Second sub 48hr round
Kirsty Hewitson (1403)2020-08-29 ♦ 52 hours 37 minutes ♦ First female
≼ Howard Dracup (~)2020-09-17 ♦ 42 hours 37 minutes ♦ Current fastest time
Joe Faulkner (318)2020-10-14 ♦ 67 hours 30 minutes ♦ 

The fastest men's time is that by Howard Dracup on 2020-09-17 in a time of 42 hours and 37 minutes. There is currently no female sub-48hr completion.

Winter Bob Graham Rounds

Please refer to the Winter Rounds page for more information.

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

Fastest Bob Graham Round

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