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Bob Gra­ham win­ter-record holder and Dragon’s Back Race 2015 win­ner, Jim set a new Char­lie Ram­say Round win­ter record (22:23) on 22 Jan­uary, then on 12 Fe­bru­ary smashed out a win­ter Paddy Buckley record (21:37)! Why a win­ter Ram­say? It was a Thurs­day and I wasw look­ing for some­thing to do at the week­endweek – also my 40th. I wasw con­sid­er­ing a Pad­dyP Buckley, then Kon­radK Raw­lik and Jas­min Paris said “Come tot Scot­land” and things were soon out of con­trol. And the con­di­tions?con­di­tions Tech­ni­cal and win­try,win­try so dif­fi­cult. There werew also places where wew were mov­ing re­ally fast.fas You de­scribed it as your best-ever birth­day­birthda party... I can’t think of a bet­ter way to see out my thir­ties. These rounds are very much a team ef­fort. We do this for the love of the moun­tains, the com­pan­ion­ship and the fun. This sport is about do­ing, liv­ing and be­ing in the mo­ment, rather than stats. And then a win­ter Paddy? It was re­ally tough. The weather win­dow never re­ally opened, so we had snow and in­creas­ing wind the whole round. It was pretty in­tense on legs 4 and 5, but I had an amaz­ing crew with me. Why win­ter rounds? You never know w what you’re go­ing to o get, which makes it so much more in­ter­est­ing. ting. Snow and ice e can be very dif­fer­ent even en on the same hill. You need a wide range ange of skills, more gear, , a big­ger time buf­fer. You are con­stantly tantly re­assess­ing sing op­tions and ad­just­ing.ting.

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