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Saturday 8th September – World 24-Hour Running Championships in Katowice (Pol)


OAC’s Chris Carver represented Great Britain in the World 24-Hour Running Championships in Katowice, Poland.

The race was won by Mike Morton (Usa) with 277.543km (172 miles) and the first lady was Michaela Dimitriadu (Cze) with 244.232km (133 miles).

Chris had an excellent race in these, the World Championships, finishing 33rd with 231.339km (143 miles) – just short of his pb of 238km.

Chris texts in, “Very tired now after the closing ceremony. Emily Gelder won world bronze and european silver individual medals as did the women’s team. I was third GBR man. I also picked up three injuries on the same side including very bad big toenail at seventeen hours (when I was on target for 245km) and my right foot did not stop bleeding until after the race. Oh yes, and a sprained ankle after 21 hours (when I was still hopeful of more than 240km). Couldn’t run much for the last three hours”.

Chris as a counter in the Great Britain men’s team helped the team finish seventh overall.

Results here for the individual race and team race.

See the International Association of Ultrarunners and also the preview in the Telegraph & Argus.

Race reports in the Telegraph & Argus and from MilitaryTimes.

There’s also more incisive information from Chris’s own blog here and here.

  1. #1 by Joanna Hobson on September 9, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    Absolutely brilliant, well done Chris. I can not begin to imagine how you manage to do these incredible runs – you truly are amazing!

  2. #2 by Tamara on September 9, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    Well done Chris!

  3. #3 by Liam Dunne on September 9, 2012 - 8:11 pm

    Great stuff Chris! Incredible effort to keep going for so long and a fantastic result despite the injuries/problems.

  4. #4 by Graham Lake on September 9, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    Good lord, that’s put my 3 miles into perspective! Well done Chris.

  5. #5 by Sarah fuller on September 9, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    Inspiring indeed nice one Chris

  6. #6 by Richard Smith on September 9, 2012 - 8:48 pm

    Absolutely unbelievable figures, congrats Chris! Club training Tuesday night?

  7. #7 by matt on September 10, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Very well done Chris, Hard luck about injuries holding you back – but a superb effort.

  8. #8 by Matt Broughton on September 10, 2012 - 6:03 pm

    It must take a huge amount of will and focus to keep going regardless of what your body is telling you for that period of time. Congratulations Chris.

  9. #9 by reid haddow on September 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    Words cannot describe how we all feel about your tremendous courage and fortitude, brilliant Chris, proud to be in the same athletic club as yourself!
    your attitude and commitment are fantastic, well done Chris!
    “up the Black and Whites”

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