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Tim Jenner’s Cumbrian Challenge

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Ambleside AC runner Tim Jenner and his friend Kirk Wadsworth (from another club that shall not be named here) are embarking on a charity fundraiser by doing the Frog Graham, Bob Graham and Fred Whitton in under 60 hours!

It sounds like an epic challenge, and if Amblesiders feel able to help out, encourage or donate to the brilliant charities they are fundraising for then please do.

You can find out more about the challenge by visiting their website ‘The Cumbrian’. You can also look follow them on instagram @thecumbrian2022

Here’s all the info from Tim below:

Tim Jenner (Ambleside AC ) and Kirk Wadsworth (Helm Hill) are attempting a 352km ultra-endurance challenge to raise money for Brathay and other local charities.


On July 22nd  Kirk Wadsworth and Tim Jenner will begin their attempt of ‘The Cumbrian‘, taking on three classic and gruelling Lake District challenges: The Bob GrahamThe Frog Graham and The Fred Whitton. Each one of these challenges are tough, and competitors spend months, even years, training to complete just one. No one has ever tried to do all three back-to-back, until now. In less than 60 hours, the pair will attempt to run 170km across fells, swim across four lakes and cycle 180km across mountain passes, if completed they will have climbed the equivalent elevation of Everest… twice.


Tim was introduced to fell running by joining the Tue and Fri morning Ambleside club group, in fact it was the welcoming and inspirational nature of the group (the stories from Richard, Colin, Mike, Selywn, Roger, Al, Andrew and many more) which got me loving fell running and has led me to ‘the cumbrian’ challenge. I’m still as slow as ever going down hill so fingers crossed I climb well.


But, the challenge is only one part of the overall aim – the other part being, to change people’s lives. Kirk and Tim’s goal is to raise at least £10,000 for three local charities: Brathay, Jigsaw Children’s Hospice and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.


“Kirk and I have been fortunate to grew up in the Lake District with access to these beautiful spaces, we’ve taken that for granted at times. We want to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to experience the Lake District and benefit from the amazing work Brathay do across Cumbria and Yorkshire.”


Money raised by The Cumbrian will go towards various community projects. Support Kirk and Tim on The Cumbrian 2022 with a donation, if everyone gives £3 (£1 per challenge) they will reach their goal. Donate through the website


The Cumbrian starts on Friday 22nd July 6am at Moot Hall and fingers crossed will finish by 1600 on Sunday 24th July at the Moot Hall.


A feature will be shown on BBC North west in the next few months. The Ambleside fells will be seen by all!”

You can get in touch with Tim by emailing: