Another successful race took place on Saturday 2nd of April. Once again £1000 was raised for Advance International Ministries.
Check the website for results. www.crawley6and12hourraces.com
It is possible that a 24 hour race might be incorporated in the 2017 event which will take place on Saturday 1st of April.
I have recently returned from an enjoyable 2 week visit to Kiyindi the village we are supporting in Uganda.
We now have 440 children at the Back To Eden School that we have built but much more work needs to be done and so I am still busy fundraising.
Here are a few photos.
Next years race will take place as usual at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley on Saturday 2nd of April 2016.
The entry form is downloadable from the website www.crawley6and12hourraces.com
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 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…..
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 www.crawley6and12hourraces.com
Next years race will be on Saturday 18th of April.
Online entries are now available via the race website www.gloucester24hourtrackrace.com
The race is taking place on Saturday 14th June 2014.
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 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 www.gloucester24hourtrackrace.com 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.
Entry forms for the Crawley A.I.M. Charity 6 & 12 Hour Track Race 2014 race can be downloaded here, at the new race website:
Crawley AIM 6 and 12 Hour Races.com
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