It’s a PB for Lee & Dougie

The Paddy Buckley Round or Everest in a Day

The Paddy Buckley Round or the Welsh Classical is a true endurance challenge taking in forty-seven of Snowdonia’s peaks. The challenge, first completed in 1982, is just over 100km in length and includes 29,000 feet of climbing. With the Lakeland Bob Graham Round and the Ramsey Round in Scotland, it counts as one of the ‘Big 3’ fell running Rounds.

So, what better way to spend the early May holiday weekend than climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest (29,032 ft) in 24 hours supported by a group of your running buddies.

Calder Valley Fell Runners Lee Shimwell and Dougie Zinis took on the challenge supported by a team of club mates who each ran sections of the Paddy Buckley with them while others provided road back-up.  Moral support and safety in these difficult times are paramount. 

The Round is organised in five sections and takes in four 1,000 metre peaks including Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewleyn, Garnedd Ugain and at 1,085m altitude, the big one, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). There is no precise route for the challenge but runners must scale all forty-seven peaks in order.

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