In August 2022, full time staff nurse and athlete Robin Downie became the first person to complete the 'Martin Moran Round', an endurance challenge set amongst the rugged peaks and wild glens of the NW Highlands of Scotland.
Inspired by the local mountains of his youth and Martin's own record breaking Munros round back in 1984, Robin dreamt up this epic challenge to raise funds for the Martin Moran Foundation and push his own personal limits.
'These were Martin's local hills, he knew them better than anyone and shared them with many of us throughout his life. Martin spent lots of time investing in the community he lived in, especially in the young people. Hearing about his adventures and reading his books has inspired me to push and challenge myself even further in my love for hill running.’
The route, crosses over 90 km of wild, pathless terrain, with over 8,890m of ascent, and included 9 Munros and 6 Corbetts. Not only was Robin the first to complete this epic race, he was also the architect of this new round and we hope many more will take on this challenge.
If you would like to attempt the Martin Moran Round, you can officially register here. Keep reading to find out how to sign up!
THE MARTIN MORAN ROUND
Learn more about Martin, the Foundation and Robin's completion of the Round. Film by JHP Visuals.
Attempts of the Martin Moran Round should to be taken on with full awareness, knowledge and personal responsibility. Our role is to provide information, encouragement and to keep a record of all registered attempts.
The Martin Moran Round must be completed in under 24 hours. Your completion time can only be officially logged by providing your GPX file.
Any route can be chosen as long as all summits are reached. Robin's original GPX file is available for download for guidance. The circuit may be completed either clockwise or anticlockwise.
We do not advise solo attempts without support and encourage any runner who chooses to take on this challenge to have a team who understands the route logistics to ensure your safety.
This area is one of great natural beauty and must be protected, please leave no trace of your passage.
An official time will be logged and a certificate will be awarded to anyone who completes the Martin Moran Round within 24 hours.
ETHICS AND GUIDELINES
5 August 2022
20 Hours 49 Mins 50 Sec