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Friday 23rd September – Commonwealth 24-Hour Championships in Llandudno


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.

Lizzy Hawker (England) won the race with 247.076km (a new world best) and the first man was John Pares (Wales) with 244.335km.

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.

Reports also in the Telegraph & Argus and Wharfedale Observer.

  1. #1 by Liam Dunne on September 21, 2011 - 9:57 pm

    Good luck Chris, don’t think I could manage to stay awake for that long never mind run for that lenght time! Hats off

  2. #2 by reid haddow on September 25, 2011 - 8:05 am

    well done chris, excellent effort ,keep going strong!
    reid haddow.

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