Talkback: Wacky Racers

Maybe a bit more research needed on the reference to the Bob Graham round

 " If you really want to challenge yourself before the race, try the Bob Graham Round in Scotland - runners have to climb 24 peaks above 4000 feet in 24 hours."

Try this site for the correct information (for a start, it's in the Lake District!)

 http://www.bobgrahamclub.org.uk/index.php?page=intro

Comments

  • Yeah it does seem like an article written after spending 30 seconds on google.
    And they managed to miss the most mental ultra of all
    http://www.alaskaultrasport.com/race_info.html
  • MdS for me next year! <<wibble>>
  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭
    Fishy wrote (see)

     " If you really want to challenge yourself before the race, try the Bob Graham Round in Scotland - runners have to climb 24 peaks above 4000 feet in 24 hours."

    Hahaa!  24 peaks over 4000 ft??!  Would that be both of the peaks in the British Isles over 4,000ft, climbed 12 times each?  I'll stick the marathon thanks.  22.6 miles is far enough for anybody!  image
  • I'm doing the MDS 2012 suppose to be 2011 but pushed it back due to my wedding and personal fitness
  • I wouldn't call the OMM wacky.  Tough Guy is wacky.  But how about the Himalayas Marathon, or if you want distance, the 145 mile Grand Union Canal Run in 45 hrs, or the 260 mile Thames Ring in 100 hrs - still not tough enough?  How about the 6633 Ultra, 350 miles through the Canadian Arctic Circle.
  • I'm afraid that is pretty symptomatic of today's "Runners' World" that such a disgracefully innacurate statement about the Bob Graham Round should be made.

    Hang your heads in shame RW.  Really.

     Next up:  "Try the London Marathon : a 10k race in France"

  • Of course..... you could have meant "Ramsay's Round" : 24 peaks in 24 hrs in Scotland.  Start and finish at Glen Nevis youth hostel.

     I would suggest that the OMM is used as preparation for the Bob Graham / Ramsay's - rather than the other way around.

     Anyway.... you can still hang your heads in shame.

  • Sorry guys - this was a clanger of an error! I've now edited the OMM entry to correct it to Ramsay's Round...

    Alice

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