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Guided Paddy Buckley Round

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Guided Paddy Buckley Round

62 miles. 47 summits. 8,500m ascent. 24 hours to finish.

The ‘Welsh Classical’ is the newest of the UK rounds, and rumour has it this one is the toughest of all. Could you complete a Paddy Buckley?

24 hour fully supported round: £800
48 hour/ 72 hour rounds: on request

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We’re the UK’s leading specialist in supported mountain running ‘Rounds’, and we have enjoyed leading dozens of successful contenders to complete their Bob Graham and Charlie Ramsay rounds. They say the Paddy Buckley is the toughest round of all: are you ready for the challenge?

Thanks Charlie and Dale for supporting me on my BGR (Bob Graham Round). Your navigation in cloud/dark was spot on, you were both very good at motivating me to keep moving forwards and distracting me from my tiredness/pain. If anyone wants to have a crack at the round then I would wholeheartedly recommend you.

Phil,September 2017

The Paddy Buckley Story

The newest of the UK’s classic Rounds, the Paddy Buckley round was devised by Paddy in conjunction with Chris Brasher, and first completed by Wendy Dodds in 1982. Unlike Bob Graham and Charlie Ramsay, the man who gave the Paddy Buckley its name is not amongst its list of finishers. 214 men and women are listed on the roll of honour, and fewer than 170 of them managed to complete the challenge within the target time of 24 hours: of the three rounds in the UK, perhaps this really is the toughest.

Usually tackled in five ‘legs’, the Paddy Buckley route takes in the ‘Welsh 3000s’, including Snowdon, the Carneddau, the Glyderau and the Moelwynion. The current record is held by Kim Collison, who completed the challenge in 16h 20min in April 2021.

Unlike the Bob Graham and Charlie Ramsay Rounds, the Paddy Buckley has no fixed start point; like the Charlie Ramsay, it can be completed in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.

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