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It was double success for Mike Quinn and Paul Williams who both beat 24 hours for the Bob Graham Round. (72 miles, 27,000 feet of ascent and 42 Lakeland peaks). An expectant support crew gathered at the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick, starting point for the Round, a challenge started in 1932 by Bob Graham on his 42nd birthday. As the church bells chimed at 9pm on Friday 28 July so they signalled the start for Mike and Paul, both targeting 23 hours. Setting off in the early dusk they set a strong pace up Skiddaw, reaching the top inside 80 minutes, they then continued on up and over Blencathra descending the rocky scramble of Halls Fell. First stop at Threlkeld, then onto Helvellyn and the Dodds and second restbite at Dunmail. On the third leg the support crew decided the pair had to split as Mike slowed suffering from cramp. After heading over a clag down Scafell, they reached Wasdale 'Home of Joss'. The two now running their own Bob's. Leg 4 starts with the cruel vertical ascent of Yewbarrow, next stop Honister and all downhill for here. By now Mike had recovered with the magic of salt tablets. Leg 5 took the pair over Dalehead and Robinson and then the relative ease of a 10km road run into Keswick. Tale of the Tape; Paul Williams 22hrs 52mins, Mike Quinn 23hrs 32mins and happy 42nd birthday Mike! WELL DONE! Thanks go to all the family and supporters and great effort Esk Valley Fell Club.   “Step by Step to Success” Gribdale Gallop 2017 map Inclined To Madness results Inclined to Madness photos Inclined to Madness video  Whorlton Run results UPDATE: Wednesday Night Training  To provide a steadier run to our Tuesday night training, we are trialling a Wed night run open to members, potential members and non- members. The next two sessions are scheduled for Wednesday 9 and 23 August, meeting point public car park, High Green, Great Ayton (TS9 6BJ), 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We will run two groups, 8-10km and 10-12km both in around 70-80 minutes to cater for differing fitness levels. . Latest Training news   Training Venue Maps                                                        Next Race: Gribdale Gallop 19:15hrs, Wed 16th August                Help is required, please contact:    or  Summer Series 2017 Leaders Summer Series 2017 Teams Winter Series 2016-17 Winners Winter Series 2016-17 Teams