Record for fastest Munro round smashed by Jamie Aarons

Hill runner Jamie Aarons has smashed the record for a continuous round of the Munros. She summitted her final Munro, Ben Klibreck just before 5pm today, 26th June – in a time of 31 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes.

Jamie, photographed by Juliane Friedrich

Jamie began her round on May 26 at 6:30am on the Isle of Mull. Her round was undertaken on foot, bike and kayak. The route involved 1,315km of running and another 1,249km of cycling, 11km of kayaking, with a total of over 120,000m of ascent.

The previous record was set by Donnie Campbell who completed the round in just over 31 days and 23 hours. The previous female record for a continuous round was held by Libby Kerr and Lisa Trollope, who took 76 days and 10 hours back in 2017.

Jamie in the Cairngorms | Photo: Juliane Friedrich

Jamie is raising funds for World Bicycle Relief; as she completed the total stood at over £12,500; you can contribute using the link below. The money raised buys bikes for students, teachers and healthcare workers in rural locations around the world.

JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/jamiesmunrochallenge
More info: https://jamiesmunrochallenge.run/

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