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The challenge of England’s Everest – The Bob Graham Round

The challenge of England’s Everest


Selwyn Wright, project manager for Surestart Barrow.         (Wed Aug 16 2006)        DENNIS SHARP       REF: 03499130DENNIS SHARP

Selwyn Wright

EXPLAINING any extreme sport to a non-competitor can be tricky.

Attempting to explain why anyone would want to run for up to 24 hours, covering 72 miles of England’s toughest terrain, is even trickier. Ambleside AC runner and Broughton resident Selwyn Wright can remember the exact moment 30 years ago, when he decided to take on the challenge.

He said: “I was having a pint at the Old Dungeon Ghyll after a walk and this guy appeared. He had a team of people around him who fed him and changed his socks and then off he set again.

“I asked somebody what was going on and that was when I first heard of the Bob Graham Round.”

Selwyn, 52, is now the chair of the Bob Graham 24 Hour Club, a growing band of fell runners who can claim to have taken on the challenge and succeeded.

Read the whole article at the NorthWest Evening Mail