The countdown to Adam Perry's attempt at the 24 Hour Lake District Record begins...


Adam Perry is preparing for his fourth attempt at one of the longest-standing ultra running challenges in England - The Lake District 24 hour record. Set by Mark Hartell in 1997, the 20-year-old Lake District record involves traversing 77 peaks or more within a 24 hour time limit. Roughly following the Bob Graham Round, the route will take Adam across peaks which are required to be over 2000 ft high, at least 0.25 miles apart and involve at least 250 ft of descent. 

Mount Cook has sponsored Adam, who will attempt to break the long standing record on Saturday 13th May! Click on the video below to hear Mount Cook's joint founder and director, Colin Adams, on Radio Derby this morning as he talks about Adam's ultra running challenge: 

What started out with a few of us winging it around the hills a few years back has turned in to a full-scale project for me at least. I am apprehensive about it looking like it is a publicity stunt…I tried it because I wanted to see how far I could go and now I think I can do it I am back for one last ride.
— Adam Perry

You can keep track of Adam's progress by following the Mount Cook Twitter page, which will be updating viewers in real-time as the record attempt takes place. Images and videos will also be posted on the Mount Cook's Facebook page - so make sure you're watching! 

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