Ultrarunner Andy Berry shares his Steve Parr Round experience as he set a new Fastest Known Time of 33 Hours 45 Minutes 59 Seconds. The challenge takes in all of the 2500 feet + summits in the Lake District National Park.
In 2020 following growing interest in the challenge, the Fell Running Association (FRA) adopted Steve Parr’s route of 61 peaks. It includes the 57 peaks documented by Wainwright as being higher than 2,500 feet plus Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Shelter Crags and Helvellyn Lower Man. This became the benchmark for formally registering completions and record breaking runs of the 2,500ft peaks. The round was named in honour of Steve as he completed the first round in 1984, starting and finishing at the Keswick Moot Hall. He covered some 116 miles and 42550′ of ascent in a time of 42 hours 56 minutes, a record that stood for 36 years.
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