AVR duo Lenton and Clist tame the gruelling Bob Graham Round event

Tim Lenton (right) and Matt Clist looking forward to a roadside breakfast at Dunmail Raise before em

Tim Lenton (right) and Matt Clist looking forward to a roadside breakfast at Dunmail Raise before embarking upon the middle, longest and hardest leg, of the Bob Graham Round - Credit: Archant

Last weekend, Tim Lenton and Matt Clist joined the select group of AVRs who have completed the Bob Graham Round (BGR), writes Dave Mutter.

This anytime challenge is to do a 65-mile circuit of 42 Lake District peaks, ideally within 24 hours. (Although only just over three Grizzlies long, it’s about eight Grizzlies high, much of it very rocky!)

Most BGR runners have a support team, including pacers to carry all their food, drink and gear, but Tim and Matt had just two supporters, Garry ‘Oh my knackered legs’ Perratt and a hasher called Gromit.

The intrepid duo ran about half of it alone and carried everything themselves even on the legs with one of the supporters accompanying them.

Despite this, and it being only the second time Matt had run on proper mountain terrain, they finished the round in a very impressive 22 hours and 28 minutes with unfailing good humour all the way.


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