All posts by Malcolm Sygrove

Nina Mason’s Bob Graham Round 2022

Lake District, Friday, June 24, 2022

66 miles, 27,000 feet

Nina Mason

There is lots out there about the ‘BGR’ – books, short films, blogs, and some really excellent Strider reports. To join the Bob Graham Club you need to complete the circuit of 42 Lakeland fells in under 24 hours (clockwise or anticlockwise). There is no set route you must take, though most stick to the … Continue reading Nina Mason’s Bob Graham Round 2022

Osmotherley Show Fell Race 2022

Osmotherley, Saturday, August 6, 2022

BS / 6.4 miles / 1050 feet

Malcolm Sygrove

The Race A Facebook post from Geoff Davis the day before piqued my interest in this race. It is part of the Elvet Striders Grand Prix Fell category. Sadly, these races have not had a huge take-up from Striders, so I thought I would give it a go, and at only “5.5 miles” it couldn’t … Continue reading Osmotherley Show Fell Race 2022

Geoff Davis’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2022

Pooley Bridge to Greendale, Sunday, June 12, 2022

48 miles, 17,000' of ascent, 30 Lakeland peaks

Geoff Davis

Leaving Red Screes on a mission The Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge (JNLC) was set up by the veteran fell runner himself in 1990. It is a self organised, anytime mountain challenge for fell runners over 50. So there are no race directors, no exorbitant entry fees, no way markers, mile markers or fellow competitors. The … Continue reading Geoff Davis’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2022

Blencathra Fell Race 2022

Mungrisdale, Wednesday, June 1, 2022

AM / 8.1 miles / 2,700 feet

Nick Latham

Blencathra descent © Grand Day Out Photography “Why am I doing this?” I think that if you haven’t thought this in at least one race or run, you’re probably in a distinct minority. That I was only a few minutes into this race when the thought passed through my brain didn’t bode well, but then … Continue reading Blencathra Fell Race 2022