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Frog Graham Round


The UK's Ultimate SwimRun Challenge

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Frog Graham Round


The UK's Ultimate SwimRun Challenge

Introduction

The Frog Graham Round is a fell-running and swimming challenge that was created by Peter Hayes via inspirations from the classic Bob Graham Round but with an added twist:

Along with covering just over 40 miles and ascending and descending 15,750 feet over the Lakeland Fells, the contender must swim across Bassenthwaite Lake, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Derwent Water before finishing where it all started at Keswick’s Moot Hall.
 
This is a formidable, very tough challenge and will appeal to endurance athletes who wish to push themselves one step further.  

It is not for novices and any considering taking on the challenge should be an experienced off-road runner and open-water swimmer.

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The Challenge


The Challenge


Unlike the Bob Graham Round, there is no time limit.  How you complete the Frog Graham Round is largely down to you and there are very few rules, but the following must be observed:

  • You must start and finish at Keswick's Moot Hall
  • You must visit all the designated summits, islands and other features
  • You must touch the summit cairns
  • You must have all of your body above the waterline when transiting the Derwentwater islands
  • You must have appropriate clothing and equipment available to ensure your safety at all times

You can choose your own route, although it goes against the spirit of the Frog Graham Round to run round the edge of the lakes instead of swimming across them.

More information about the Frog Graham Round and other adventures in and around the Lake District can be found in "Swimhiking in the Lake District and North East England" by Peter Hayes (ISBN 978-0-9558815-1-0)

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Freshwater plants and animals are threatening the Lake District’s wildlife: Floating pennywort, Australian swamp stonecrop, American signal crayfish and the killer shrimp are just a few of the species that will have devastating effects on our water ecology.
More information about this can be found on the Lake District National Park website