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The Round is not only a history of the Bob Graham Round, but also an exploration of the what, why and how of this classic fell endurance challenge. After covering the genesis of the BGR in detail, it documents its development from a more-or-less idle challenge to its present status as a rite of passage for endurance runners. Interspersed with this detail of the round are e ...more
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published September 17th 2015 by Sandstone Press
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Ed Price
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The Bob Graham Round (BGR) is one of fell running's greatest, and most iconic, feats of endurance. It begins and ends in Keswick in England's Lake District, and comprises at least 42 peaks, over 62 miles, ascending 27,000 feet - all to be run in under 24 hours! As a comprehensive account of the BGR's history and the men and women who have run it, Steve Chilton's book is recommended reading for anyone interested in fell running or inspired by endurance challenges.

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I feel like I should give this book a higher rating but in trying to be as objective as possible, it is too esoteric to justify more stars. Having said that, I bought and started this book whilst holidaying in the Lakes and attempting some fellrunning (off the back of Feet In The Clouds like everyone else.). There, with the mountains and aura of the place around me, I was obsessed with this book. Having returned home to finish it I found it doesn't quite capture the imagination as much. A strang ...more
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Steve Chilton is a committed runner and qualified athletics coach with considerable experience of fell running and a marathon personal best of 2-34-53. He is a long-time member of the Fell Runners Association (FRA). In a long running career he has run in many of the classic fell races, as well as mountain marathons and has also completed the Cuillin Traverse. He worked for 42 years at Middlesex Un ...more

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