OAC’s Chris Carver represented England in the second Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra-distance Running Championships at Llandudno as previewed in the Telegraph & Argus and Wharfedale Observer.
The 24 Hour run was around a 1km loop on a tarmac-based dual-carriageway, well lit for night-time running.
Chris reports after the event,
“Out of 43 starters, I finished seventh with 220.719km. A poor performance with good reason and further details on my blog entry dated Tuesday 27th September 2011.
England won the men’s team Gold from Wales followed by New Zealand.
Although I had a bad run for medical reasons, I am particularly pleased that I was able to dig deep and get out there to help the team to a Gold medal. 220km isn’t too bad in the circumstances either.
About 15 hours after the race I went for a run around the Great Orme (local big hill) clocking about 55 minutes for about 6 miles on the undulating road … still windy but not as bad as the day before. Spectacular views though”.
Individual results from ultramountaincommonwealthchampionships.org.
More information from Chris’s own blog here.
Event report from englandathletics.