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No Cure, Always Hope, Ultra Run

The ‘No Cure, Always Hope, Ultra Run’ is a new challenge for 2016, kindly sponsored by;

A 39 mile classic fell running challenge over 25 peaks with 17,000 feet of ascent.

This amazing fell running challenge was created in 2015 by Duncan’s brother and top fellrunner, Simon Booth.

It weaves together the three 10in10 walking challenge routes to take runners on a circuit from the Swinside Inn up Causey Pike, over Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope and Whiteless Pike, before descending into Buttermere. There he will head up Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile. High Crag, Seat, Haystacks, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Seathwaite Fell, Allen Crags, Glaramara and Thorneythwaite Fell before a descent into Rosthwaite. Next will be a climb up to Castle Crag, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson, Snockrigg and Newlands Hause, before arriving back at the Swinside Inn.

No Cure, Always Hope, Ultra Run


The inaugural challenge saw Simon out and back in a stunning eight hours and twenty minutes. It is a record that any ultra runner will be tempted to try to match, or beat!

Anyone can attempt the route. You must register your attempt beforehand here, keep a record of the time you set off from and the time you return to The Swinside Inn.  Once you register we will send you the gpx file of the route for your device. (You should not just rely on this gpx file, it is necessary that you can navigate competently using a map and compass).

After you have entered, please call into in Keswick,  to collect your goody bag. It will include a detailed route map, a 10in10 Kong t-shirt, a Buff and other goodies.

This Challenge is unsupported.  There will be no marshals on the fells.

A Roll Of Honour recognising all finishers can be found in The Swinside Inn. Again, we ask that runners try to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship for the MS Society.

Kit List

You are running the route at your own risk.

  • Full waterproof cover
  • Hat and gloves
  • Map, compass and whistle
  • Emergency food
  • Survival blanket
  • Mobile phone

Leaders Board

6/2015 8h 20m Simon Booth V45
20/3/2017 10hr 38m Mick Allen M
20/3/2017 10hr 38m Steve Angus M
20/3/2017 10hr 38m Andrew Slattery M
June 2017 10hr 48m Matthew Bazire M
7/2016 10hr 55m Paul Johnson MV40
July 2017 11hr 20m Richard Lendon M
21/1/2017 12hr 2m Steve Jones M
June 2017 12hr 23m Kate Arnold F
7/2016 13hr 6m Clare Regan FV45/40
7/2016 13hr 6m Natalie Hawkrigg FV40
August 2017 13hr 14m Duncan Potts M
6/2016 13hr 33m Oliver Tulloch MSEN
August 2017 13hr 55m Simon Kealoha M
August 2017 14hr 41m Graham Watson M
August 2017 14hr 48m Daryl Tacon M
August 2017 14hr 48m Graham Ansell M
28/5/2017 17hr 17m Clare Archibold F

Enter the No Cure, Always Hope, Ultra Run now!

Who We Are

Who We Are

The annual 10in10 challenge was designed and created by Yvonne Booth in 2011. It was her response to her husband Duncan's diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 at the age of 39. As a wife and mother of three sons, she wanted to do something positive and help raise money for research into this cruel illness. find out more →

The photography on this web site is provided by Steve Razzetti and Mat Emery

"A very well organised event, with lovely people making us feel very welcome right from the start with drinks station at Buttermere and friendly marshals at every peak. The camaraderie on the day was excellent and a lot of fun which does help keep everyone going!" Tony