We have assembled a table of records across all categories. The "margin" figures show the gap to the next fastest result by a different runner in the same category.

Perhaps the most outstanding figure in the table is the margin between Keith Anderson's descent record and the descent time of any other runner. His fastest descent was achieved in 1990, two years before he broke the overall record; the descent time in the record-breaking run was 7:10. This highlights how hard the overall record will be to beat, because although there are probably plenty of top road/track athletes who could summit in around 22 minutes, that would still leave them needing to descend in 8 minutes - a time that has only been achieved by the very best specialist fell running descenders like Keith Anderson, Colin Donnelly, Gavin Bland and Mark Rigby. Will anyone be able to combine both skills?

 

Category Time Name Club Year Margin Margin%
M 30.00 Keith Anderson Ambleside 1992 1:03 3.5%
F 38.15 P.Calder/C.Crofts ESPLC/Dark Peak FR 1990/1992 0:43 1.9%
MV40 32:45 Bob Whitfield Bingley Harriers 1992 0:33 1.7%
FV40 38:15 P.Calder ESPLC 1990 2:39 6.9%
MV50 35:59 Mark Palmer Mynydd Du 2014 0:51 2.4%
FV50 48:53 Wendy Dodds Clayton le Moors 2005 0:49 1.7%
MV60 40:24 David Spedding Keswick AC 2005 2:43 6.7%
FV60 55:32 Sally Law Unattached 2008 4:08 7.4%
MV70 56:15 John Morris  Buckley Runners 2017 0:47 1.4%
FV70 -- -- -- -- --  
Ascent 22:20 James Ward Derby 1992 0:01 <0.1%
Descent 07:05 Keith Anderson Ambleside 1990 0:38 8.9%

 

Modified 10/07/2017