Leaving the Moot Hall, Keswick, at 11pm on Friday 21st April, John Ryan and Graham Nash returned 21 hours 39 mins later having completed the 66 miles, 27,000 ft circuit of 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District. They were met at Dunmail and Wasdale by Nicola, Andrew and Rachael providing support, food, tea and encouragement.
During the night sections, over Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Helvellyn ridge, the ground was partially frozen, with thin ice on some rocks (some would say winter conditions…). The day was sunny, but the cool north westerly wind made for excellent running conditions.
Greeted by a clapping, cheering crowd of 3 strangers on the run into the Moot Hall, they touched the steps, and celebrated with beer and fish & chips.