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Cleveland Hills Challenge
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Dark Peak County Tops

Dark Peak 15 Trigs

Dartmoor Round

Denis Rankin Round

Dragon’s Tongue
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Etive Munros Round

Freeman Round

George Fischer Tea Round
Glen Lyon Corbett Round
Great North Inns Run
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John Fleetwood Lakes Routes

John Fleetwood Scottish Routes

John Fleetwood Welsh Round

Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge

Knoydart 7
Lakes 24

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Llangollen Hills Run

Loch  Lomond  Round

Leventon’s Line
Meirionnydd Round
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No Cure Always Hope
Over The Hill Round
Paddy Buckley Round

Peak Traverses & Rounds

Pikes of the Lakes

Rigby Round - Cairngorms

Run the Line - Dales

Ring of Fire - Galloway

Saddleworth 10 Trigs
Scottish 4000’s
Six County Tops - Peak
Snowdonia Skyline
Snowdon to Pumlumon

South Pennine 39 Trigs
South Wales Traverse

Steve Parr Round

Tan Hill to Kirkstone Pass Inn
Tranter’s Round

Tyndrum Round
Upper Calder 13 Trigs
Wainwright 7 Summits

Wainwrights 30@30

Wicklow  Round
Yorkshire Round
Yorkshire 2000’s


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Sub-ultras (under 50 km)


Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 The Saddleworth 10 Trigs                                    South Pennines
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West Nab Trig Point

© Copyright Rude Health and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

This route has its origin in what were two popular challenge walks: the Saddleworth 5 Trigs and the Saddleworth New 5 Trigs.  Bob Tait, then leader of the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team devised the walks in 1971 and 1979 respectively. More recently the routes have become regular training runs for members of Saddleworth Runners.In April 2019 Chris Webb decided to combine the two routes into one long circuit, bagging all 10 trigs in an inaugural time of 6-17-54.  Overall it involves traversing some 36 miles and ascending 6,500 feet, including long stretches of the boggy and tussocky terrain for which these moors are renowned.


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The objective is to visit the 10 trig points listed below starting and finishing at Tanners Mill car park, Greenfield (SE 002 039 ).  Use in conjunction with OS Maps OL1 The Peak District Dark Peak area and OL21 South Pennines.


Chris Webb's account of his inaugural run includes actual times at each trig - see link below.


Finishers are invited to add their name to a completions log. Please supply a short report plus a track/schedule of times for each trig.

Email Chris Webb:

Why not report your experience on facebook to inspire and encourage other runners to have a go!

Links and Further Information

Chris Webb's Account - Report on the 2019 inaugural run including a schedule of actual times. 

Sub-Ultra menu - both the Saddleworth 5 trigs and the Northern 5 Trigs are listed as training routes



All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.


The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past four or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.




Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email:

Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.


If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush.:

Similarly, if you wish to submit any new (or old) routes for inclusion see the contact page for the information and format that is required:. 

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