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Crawley 6 & 12 hour race 2015

Well after the success of last years race I was hoping to make this years race another successful one. Unfortunately due to the London Marathon deciding to use my usual date I decided to bring my race forward by one week therefore being one week after Brighton and one week before London.
As I write this entries have been slow coming in especially for the 6 hour race but I am hopeful that, now the expense of Christmas is out of the way, people will start sending in their entry forms.
A.I.M.the charity that benefits from this race are desperately in need of money to support our community in Uganda and, as all race entry fees go directly to the charity, it is important to get a ‘full house’.
In the meantime there is a small matter of a British Ultrafest 2015 to organise!

The Gloucester 24 hour track race

The race took place as planned on the track at Blackbridge, Gloucester on Saturday 14th of June 2014 and it was a resounding success. We have kept the website going so that you can see how the event went with a super race report written by my great friend and P.R. man Phil Howells. The members of Gloucester A.C. that helped both before and during the race were superb.
It is not envisaged that we will be holding another race at this venue but who knows, one day…..

Crawley A.I.M. Charity 6 & 12 hour race 2014

Well, considering before Christmas I was worried that I would not get enough entries, all was well when I was advised that the UKA ultra distance (24 hour) squad had chosen my event for their ‘Squad weekend’ and some of the team would be taking part in the 6 or 12 hour races.
What an honour to think that they chose my event and that some of the best past and present ultra distance stars would be coming.
The event turned out to be the best ever since the first race in 2006.
Thanks to everyone involved, competitors, UKA team officials, Ian Champion (Race Referee) Ian and Carol Murdoch, Sharon Herbert and all the lap recorders and other helpers. Without you all this event could not take place. Over £1000 was raised for Advance International Ministries to go to the work being done in Uganda.
A race report and results can be found on
Next years race will be on Saturday 18th of April.

Gloucester 24 hour track race

Well I am really busy at the moment with a new race on the horizon. I am the Race Director for the new Gloucester 24 hour track race which is taking place on the lovely Blackbridge Jubilee athletic track in Gloucester.
On this very track in 1982 Gloucester Athletic Club member Dave Dowdle set a world record of 274.480 kms, 170 miles 974 yds which still stands as the British record.
Gloucester track
Gloucester Athletic Club have kindly agreed to host this event and it is hoped that we might attract runners from all over the world with an entry limit of 50.

The race website is and there is also a facebook page.

It is hoped that online entries will be available very soon.
If you are not able to run but can spare a few hours to come along and help this would be much appreciated. Please let me know.


I will be taking part for the 5th time in the No Finish Line 8 day race in Monaco starting on Saturday 16th of November.badge9

I personally will be running to raise money for my charity  You can sponsor me on

It would be great if, as in 2012, we could take a team from the U.K. to help support a local charity.

Details of the race can be found on www.nofinishline.comMonaco 2011

Please contact me if you are interested in coming along. There is also a 24 hour race.

If you scroll down you will find my stories from previous years.

No Finish Line report

Well at last I thought I had better post something about my favourite multi day race, the No Finish Line race in Monaco.
This was my fourth visit to this event and probably the best so far. We had a nice little team from the U.K. this time. Of course our star was William Sichel and we also had Heather Foundling Hawker, Iveagh Jameson (from Ireland) Abichal Sherrington, Linsey Stewart, Elaine Oddie and of course moi.P J Monaco 2012
Great results by all with William completing 1019 kms for 2nd place and Iveagh in his first multi day race, 758 kms for 8th place overall. Abichal who is a very experienced multi day runner did 500 kms but had to leave before the end due to a commitment at home.
Heather set a U.K. record for 48 hours (sorry Heather, not sure of your distance). Linsey and Elaine both enjoyed their 24 hours and, having set a very ambitious target of 50 kms per day for myself I managed a total of 356 kms (221 miles) not quite reaching my target. Nevertheless I had a great time especially meeting up with my chums David and Andrew who live in Monaco and, of course Alan Young and Tim Rainey from U.K.who were crewing for William. Flight is now booked for 2013 but I will spend more time helping/crewing others and less time competing myself.