No 456 – The Bog Beauties

Libby Kerr and Lisa Trollope completed their self-propelled, continuous round of all 282 Munros this summer in 77 days, setting a new fastest-known female time!

Beauties and the bog are a team of fell running women based in Sheffield, UK, close to the Peak District National Park. Originally formed as a team for the High Peak Marathon, their adventures began when training for this 42-mile, overnight fell race.

They made a film about their training journey, which got into the official selection of the 2017 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF). You can watch our film here, and browse the rest of their website for the boggiest running routes, a bog running blog and see what other adventures the Bog Beauties have been up to!

In the summer of 2017 Libby and Lisa attempted a continuous Munro round – running all 282 Scottish Munros (Mountains > 3,000ft), cycling between them, with a little bit of kayaking thrown in. This was approximately 1,000 miles of running, 1,000 miles of cycling and 149,000 metres of ascent – 17 x the height of Everest.

This podcast covers their journey and some of the interesting people they met on route, such as Kathleen Murgatroyd, the first woman and the second person to ever attempt the round back in the 80’s.

They raised money for 3 charities. The Just Giving page is still open and if you’ve enjoyed the podcast please consider a little contribution which will be spread equally between these 3 charities.

Wateraid (International) – Wateraid improves access to safe water and sanitation for those that need it most.

Parkinson’s UK (National) – Parkinson’s UK drive better care, treatment and improves the quality of life for those living with this disease. 

Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre (part of Woodcraft Folk) (Local) – Lockerbrook provides accommodation and Outdoor Education experiences for young people in a beautiful, remote location in the Peak District. Funds raised for Lockerbrook will help more young people experience the outdoors, perhaps for the first time. 

Our thanks too must go to our Executive Producer for this podcast Juliet Medforth – An enthusiastic wild camper with a love for the great outdoors.

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