Record breaking weekend for Team Mountain Fuel in historic Billy Bland challenge

A phenomenal performance from team Mountain Fuel over the weekend in the Billy Bland challenge resulted in numerous records being broken including smashing the mixed team record with the 2nd and 3rd fastest Bob Graham rounds ever! Numerous individual leg records were also broken:

  • Mixed 1st leg record 2hrs 40 mins – Rupert Bonington & Kirsty Hall 
  • Mens 2nd leg record 2hrs 20 mins – Ben Mounsey & Calum Tinnion
  • Mens 3rd leg record 3hrs 2 mins – James Appleton & Mark Lamb
  • Mens 4th leg record 2hrs 36 minutes – Jacob Snochowski & Nichola Jackson (Despite being a mixed team!)
  • Women’s 5th leg record 1hr 35 mins – Sally Fawcett & Julie Briscoe

Here are a few images of the groundbreaking event unfolding:


Leg 1

Calm before the storm..

Mountain Fuel Billy Bland Latrigg split

Which way is faster?


Leg 2 men’s record breakers Calum Tinnion & Ben Mounsey

Leg 2

Alex Pilcher & Mārcis Gubāts battle on leg 2

Leg 3 James Appleton & Mark Lamb

Leg 3 Men’s record breakers James Appleton and Mark Lamb

Leg 3 Phil Winskill & Mark McGoldrick

Phil Winskill & Mark McGoldrick during leg 3

Leg 4

Lee Newton & Dave Troman do battle with Jacob Snochowski & Nichola Jackson on leg 4

Leg 4

Leg 4 record breakers Jacob Snochowski & Nichola Jackson

Dan Page & Ste Lord leg 5

Dan Page & Ste Lord coming into Keswick

Sally Fawcett & Julie Briscoe leg 5

Sally Fawcett & Julie Briscoe during their record breaking leg 5 run

Team Mountain Fuel

Team Mountain Fuel