Great Gielinor Run

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Great Gielinor Run is an achievement that after speaking to Linford at the Tyras Camp to accept the challenge, requires the player to run from the Tyras Camp to Castle Drakan without teleporting or using other methods of travel. Agility shortcuts and the boat from south Burgh de Rott to south Meiyerditch can be used; however, Temple Trekking shortcuts, the Meiyerditch Laboratories tunnel, and other boats cannot. The achievement must be completed within one game session; lobbying or logging out cancels all progress. There may be a glitch that disqualifies the player if they use Surge and Bladed Dive in the same tick to cover a long distance.[1]

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Skills[edit | edit source]

To complete the required quests and all their prerequisites, the following stats will be needed.

Total level: 879
Attack 1Constitution 1Mining 50
Strength 50Agility 63Smithing 50
Defence 25*Herblore 45Fishing 53
Ranged 1Thieving 50Cooking 53
Prayer 43Crafting 64Firemaking 1
Magic 70Fletching 70Woodcutting 76
Runecrafting 1Slayer 67Farming 63
Construction 1Hunter 1Summoning 1
Dungeoneering 1Divination 1Invention 1
Archaeology 1Combat 57.25Quests 136
Music ----Tasks ----RuneScore ----
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* Only if in Black Arm gang

Suggested preparations[edit | edit source]

Visual guide[edit | edit source]

The route through Meiyerditch with the Shortcut key unlocked:

Text guide[edit | edit source]

From Tirannwn to Meiyerditch:

Speak with Linford at the Tyras Camp to accept the challenge.
Leave the Tyras Camp by exiting north through the dense forest.
Run south-east and pass through the dense forest to the south.
Step over the tripwire to the south.
Pass through the dense forest to the south-east.
Run around the Tirannwn lodestone to the north-east.
Run north-east to the first leaf trap. Jump leaves.
Run north and pass through dense forest to the west. Do not take the tripwire to the east.
Run north to the second leaf trap. Jump leaves.
Run east through trees towards cave entrance Underground Pass. Do not enter.
Pass north through dense forest just before cave entrance.
Run north-west to log balance and cross over the river.
Step over tripwire to the north.
Run east through trees to the entrance of the Arandar pass.
Follow the path over the Arandar pass. Shortcuts can be used as well.
Go through the big gates and run east.
Cross the first bridge north of East Ardougne.
Go north-east to southern corner of the Ranging Guild.
Go east to Catherby.
Use the grappling hook shortcut from Catherby to Taverley, east of the fruit tree farming patch and then run east to exit Taverley. There is currently a bug causing the underground mountain shortcut to fail the achievement when you exit the tunnel.
Go south-east to the eastern exit of Taverley.
Go all the way east to Varrock, through Barbarian Village.
Go through Varrock to the eastern gate.
Exit through the eastern gate and go north-east to Paterdomus.
Use the Saradomin statue shortcut to cross the river Salve.
Go south, and open the gate to enter Mort Myre Swamp. If the shortcut from Temple Trekking is enabled then a warning will be shown to disable the shortcut before going further, as using this shortcut will disqualify the player for this challenge.
Go all the way south through the Swamp.
Go to Burgh de Rott.
Go south-east to the boat shack.
Use the boat to travel to Meiyerditch.

From Meiyerditch to Darkmeyer with the shortcut key:

Jump onto the rocks.
Climb up the rocks.
Go a little bit north-west and climb down the floor.
Climb over the wall rubble.
Go north to house with the Taskmaster icon on the minimap that contains Old Man Ral.
Enter shortcut door in house most north-western from Old Man Ral. The shortcut has a Myreque symbol on the door.
Climb up the shelf.
Crawl under the wall to the east side.
Jump to the floorboards to the east.
Down the ladder.
Open the door to the east.
Exit north and enter shortcut door immediately to east, open door just south and go up ladder.
Climb up shelf on the south side of the room on the outside.
Climb down shelf to the north-east of the room.
Jump to the floorboards to the north.
Jump to floorboards north (again).
Jump to floorboards east - north-east part of the room.
Climb down the ladder.
Open the door and go north and slightly west to a house with a portrait on the south wall.
Go up the ladder.
Go to the west side of the room and jump the wall to the next building.
Go down the ladder.
Open the door, take one step outside, close the door and go all the way north until a huge wall appears.
Squeeze through the grate shortcut.
Go through Darkmeyer to the entrance of Castle Drakan. Do not enter Vanstrom's Mansion to the south, as you will be disqualified.
Once near the entrance the achievement will be complete.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name of this achievement is probably a reference to the Great North Run, a half marathon event held annually in the north-east of England.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Reports of this glitch were from 2018, but reproducing the bug in 2021 was unsuccessful.