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.
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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.
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.
Next Friday I will be jetting off to Monaco once again for my favourite multi day race. My target is to complete 50K a day for 8 days to raise more money by sponsorship for my charity Advance International Ministries.
I shall be visiting Kiyindi, Uganda again in January so will have plenty to think about as I go round and round in circles again.
If you wish to sponsor me please follow the link on the right hand side to justgiving.com
Please give generously.
At last, after 2 years planning, I am pleased to announce that our 6 day ultrafest is well and truly on!
With the help of my good friends Alan Young and Abichal Sherrington the races will take place in August 2013.
The website is up and running www.britishultrafest.com
Please contact me if you would like to run or come along and help at the event.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon recently, Gerry, Rose and I organised a cream tea party in a friend, Margarets, beautiful garden. 17 people attended and it was a great success. Gerry and Rose gave a talk about the work in Uganda and we had a raffle. There were so many prizes that everybody went home witth a prize!
A total of £196 was raised for the charity and it is hoped that this will become an annual event.
Thank you to Margaret and Jeremy for hosting the party.
The entry form for next years race can be downloaded by clicking on ‘entry’ above. If you would like to find out more about our charity and see a little film about our project in Uganda, there is a link on the right hand column.
Also, why not check out our Facebook page to see who is coming to the race.