15 episodes

A podcast about the Bob Graham Round - a 66 mile run in the Lake District up and over 42 of England's tallest mountains in under 24 hours. Recorded throughout 2018 and 2019, this an audio account of a year preparing for and attempting the BGR - these are our Bob Graham Sounds.

From the makers of 'Dad Does Drugs' - Shortlisted for Best Education Podcast of 2019 People's Choice Podcast Awards

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    • 4.9, 51 Ratings

A podcast about the Bob Graham Round - a 66 mile run in the Lake District up and over 42 of England's tallest mountains in under 24 hours. Recorded throughout 2018 and 2019, this an audio account of a year preparing for and attempting the BGR - these are our Bob Graham Sounds.

From the makers of 'Dad Does Drugs' - Shortlisted for Best Education Podcast of 2019 People's Choice Podcast Awards

    Episode 11c: Bob Graham Zooms

    Episode 11c: Bob Graham Zooms

    We’re living in a weird locked down world, a long way from the training and BGR anticipation of 12 months ago. Here are some reflections, memories and lessons from last year, a Zoom quiz about Kilian and some much missed Lake District sounds to savour. This mini bonus episode features music from Kris Drever, Eddie […]

    • 29 min
    Episode 11b: Actions Of A Team

    Episode 11b: Actions Of A Team

    The waiting is over. After a fitful midsummer night’s eve spent failing to fall asleep, Mark & Bob meet at the Moot Hall in Keswick’s Market Square and set off on their BGR attempt. These are their Bob Graham Sounds. With music from Kris Drever, Wild Beasts, Public Service Broadcasting, Stone Roses, The War On […]

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Episode 11a: Prelude To A Dream

    Episode 11a: Prelude To A Dream

    The first movement in a modest three part podcast finale, BGR: Bob Graham Requiem. Five years in the making, Mark and Bob’s attempt is now just days away. But there’s still time for injuries, treatment, travel and bromance before the Grand Depart at midnight on Midsummer Night 2019. With music from Walter Murphy, Kris Drever, […]

    • 31 min
    Episode 10: Feet In The Clouds

    Episode 10: Feet In The Clouds

    A romping good chat with THE author of THE book about THE round, Richard Askwith, with just a fortnight to go before THE attempt for Mark & Bob. Bob takes a wet & windy recce along Leg 3 & then… back along Leg 3 in the other direction. And Mark receives an unusual offer in […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 9c: Ricky Lightfoot

    Episode 9c: Ricky Lightfoot

    On a recce weekend with Mark, Beany & Matt, Bob meets elite Cumbrian fell runner Ricky Lightfoot to try and glean some of his local knowledge & experience of the Bob Graham. There are big questions for Bob to ponder after the weekend, the answer is definitely not cycling, but it might be vinegar. With […]

    • 35 min
    Episode 9b: Nicky Spinks Revisited

    Episode 9b: Nicky Spinks Revisited

    UK ultra-running leading-lady Nicky Spinks gives an honest debrief on her history-making double Paddy Buckley Round and her debut in The Barkley Marathons, plus some indispensable 7-weeks-to-go BGR advice. And the team celebrate Easter with runs in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Race, along the South West Coast Path and the South Downs Way and up […]

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Little wingers ,

Well done Bob and Co ( BGR )

Loved it , light hearted , honest and funny. Now it’s my turn next June on my own . All the best and stay healthy everybody.

LawrieW ,

Lovely.

Moving , honest, entertaining and motivational even for a non hill runner.

Harry at Gorsebush ,

An inspiration to those that aspire to running glory.

A fascinating insight into the planning, training, tribulations and considerations for the BGR, England’s most epic trail run.
Great contributions from authors of the most highly regarded running books of most recent years.
Highly interesting commentary on the bio-mechanics of running from Helen Hall adds to this open, honest and humorous adventure of a great group of friends.
If you run, if you want to run, if you want to run further, listen to this and be inspired.

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