The Round : In Bob Graham's Footsteps
The Round is not only a history of the Bob Graham Round, but also an exploration of the what, why and how of this classic fell endurance challenge. After covering the genesis of the BGR in detail, it documents its development from a more-or-less idle challenge to its present status as a rite of passage for endurance runners. Interspersed with this detail of the round are extensive profiles of many of the event's most significant individuals: innovators, record setters, recorders and supporters. Some links to resources for potential BGR completers are be included. The Round is emphatically NOT a 'how to' guide, but it IS a terrific follow up to Steve Chilton's hugely popular first book, It's a Hill, Get Over It.
- Hardback | 350 pages
- 28 x 245 x 31mm | 582g
- 19 Sep 2015
- Sandstone Press Ltd
- Dingwall, United Kingdom
This book is one of the best reads ever of this exclusive club. Steve Chilton should be a very happy man with what he has produced, and it s in the most beautiful part of the world! Bob Graham was well before his time. It was Fred Rogerson who brought the whole thing to life, and now each and every day, somewhere, Bob s name will be mentioned, that this stocky man in a pair of plimsoles That's the magic from which the Bob Graham Club was borne. Jean Dawes was the first lady followed by Anne, Helene, Nicky and many others. The in-depth interviews are just a great read. Steve Chilton has produced something very special. --Joss Naylor, fell running legend; The Bob Graham Round is the most perfect challenge I know of. It's not just a test of athletic ability: it's a test of heart. You need guts, humility, mountaincraft, resilience and the help of those who have gone before. It deserves its own bible. --Richard Askwith, author of Feet in the Clouds; An informative and interesting read, we feel it will become a valuable historical addition to the small library of previously published books on fell running and endurance. It is essential reading for all followers of the sport whether Bob Grahamites , would be Bob Grahamites or even armchair devotees. --Kenny and Pauline Stuart, former British Fell Champions; Unfailingly inspiring. Claire Maxted
About Steve Chilton
Steve Chilton is the author of the highly successful It's a Hill, Get Over It. He is a committed runner and qualified athletics coach. He has considerable experience of fell running, competing in the World Vets Champs when it was held in Keswick in 2005. He is a longtime member of the Fell Runners Association (FRA).