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Adam Perry – Lake District 24-Hour Record – live tracker #78peaks

Update (June 14): Unfortunately Adam abandoned his attempt after 51 summits and over 15 hours of running. Having suffered cramp, he was 12 minutes behind schedule when he entered the Wasdale valley (after 50 summits) and soon after made the difficult decision to stop.

Adam has asked me to post this on his behalf:

I’d like to thank everyone for their unbelievable support. I feel humbled that so many people took time out to support me in person, follow my progress online and write such wonderful messages. It was a great day out running in England’s biggest mountains, I’m just sorry I couldn’t turn all the amazing goodwill into success.
The weather early on was surprisingly hot and humid. To be honest, this took its toll and I struggled to get over this. I pushed hard but never really found a rhythm. Later in the day we lost time finding our way through the mist that had rolled in over the mountains and my quad muscles had also turned to stone. I decided to stop the attempt on the top of summit 51 (Yewbarrow) after 61 miles and 27,000 feet of climb. I had run for 15 hours but was down on the record schedule I’d set myself and knew it wasn’t realistic to make up the time. Thank you all once again for the amazing support.


Ultra runner Adam Perry is attempting to break the The Lake District 24-Hour Record. Starting at 5am on Saturday (June 13) in Braithwaite, Lake District, England, he hopes to summit 78 mountain peaks in under 24 hours.

The current record of 77 peaks, set by Mark Hartell, has stood for 18 years. Read about the history of the record, Adam’s preparations and the thoughts of Mark Hartell in this BLOG.

Adam is carrying a tracking device, courtesy of Open Tracking. His progress throughout can be followed on the live map at the top of this blog page.

Follow inov-8 on Twitter and Facebook for updates, including photographs and videos. If posting on social media, use the hashtag #78peaks

Post messages for Adam in the comments box on this page.

Adam Perry

Adam Perry narrowly missed out on breaking the Lake District 24-Hour Record in 2014. This year he hopes to summit #78peaks and better Mark Hartell’s record, set in 1997

20 Responses to Adam Perry – Lake District 24-Hour Record – live tracker #78peaks

  1. jdwr@sedberghschool.org' jon richardson says:

    Best of luck Adam

  2. wcrowther1@me.com' Bill Crowther says:

    Very best of luck with this Adam. I did the BG a few weeks ago and just looking at he map I can’t imagine how anyone can do all those extra peaks within 24 hours. I’m going to be glued to that tracker and willing you on.


  3. jsfr100@hotmail.com' sue findlay-robinson says:

    Good luck Adam. Sure you will do it this year!
    Sue and John Findlay-Robinson

  4. stuart@sillytrouts.me.uk' Stuart Willis says:

    Good luck, Adam. You really are amazing!

  5. guy.pounder@btinternet.com' Guy & Jane Pounder says:

    All the very best of luck tomorrow. You can do it!

  6. terrieperry@live.ie' All the Perry's in Ireland says:

    Hi Adam good luck love Ella
    GD luck mate know you can do it .Brandon.
    Best of luck Adam.Owen
    Wishing u luck Adam.Abigail
    Good luck from Becky
    Good luck I’m going to track online with Mammy. Conor.
    We are super excited & very proud Adam.Terrie x

  7. Gillallinson@aol.com' Gill Allinson says:

    Good Luck Adam, I know you can do it

  8. […] I sure hope Adam can pull off this record in the Lakes District. It looks like such great terrain for a 24 charge like this! Track him live here. […]

  9. Tina.tea.collin@gmail.com' Tina says:

    Wow good luck, now go smash it x

  10. colin@adams.me.uk' Colin Adams says:

    GO team Perry.
    Good luck to you Adam, I hope that weather is kind and the visibility is good.
    I will be there with you in spirit even if not waiting for you on Broad Stand.
    Best wishes from Colin and all the Adams family

  11. Awalsh640@googlemail.com' Andrew Walsh says:

    Good luck Adam to do 78 is just incredible, I supported for a friend on his Bob Graham round just the other week. He did it in 19hrs 21mins, so hats off to you mate that’s just insane!

  12. subscriptions@baynham-hughes.com' chris baynham-hughes says:

    All the best Adam, its a ridiculous record that mere mortals can’t contemplate. Your attempt last year made me believe it might just be possible to break. This time i hope you get to take your place in history!

  13. spykyd@hotmail.co.uk' Spike says:

    Well done Adam, you’re making history lad! Go Go Go!!!

  14. crowndaleroad2007@yahoo.co.uk' Peter Bainbridge says:

    Good luck – you can do it!!! All the best Peter

  15. Very best of luck to you, what an amazing example of human fortitude and sheer dedication.

  16. andynichol@gmail.com' andy nichol says:

    Good going mate not long now and looks like your on track

  17. Petermccartanbell@hotmail.co.uk' Pete says:

    Go, Adam, go, keep going it’s all mental.

  18. janasdawid@wp.pl' Dawid Janas says:

    Good luck, fingers crossed

  19. mikkmurray85@gmail.com' Mick Tor says:

    Awesome epic challenge Adam! Enjoying following the tracker and upmost respect for taking on the challenge!

  20. kashm10@hotmail.com' Misfar Hassan says:

    Best of Luck Adam

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