At last I am able to announce details of the ‘son of the British Ultrafest’ which will commence on Friday 7th of August on the 400m all weather track at the K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, West Sussex.
Race start times:-
48 hours 12 noon on the 7th August Entry cost £150.00
12 & 6 hours 8.00 am on the 8th of August Entry cost ££40 & £30
24 hours 12 noon on the 8th of August Entry cost £75.00
Online entry will be available via this website soon….
There will be parking in the main Leisure Centre Car Park for cars and Motor homes. Plenty of space for tents at trackside. Also some indoor shared sleeping areas will be available.
Friday evening meal 6.00 pm
Saturday breakfast 7.30 am.
Saturday lunch 1.00 pm
Saturday evening meal 6.00 pm
Sunday breakfast 7.30 am
Sunday lunch /presentation ceremony 1.00 pm
We are sorry to announce that the British Ultra Fest will not take place this year. We are very grateful to Radley College and especially to Paul Fernandez for all their help in making the event possible in 2013.
With so many positives to arise from the event we feel confident the British Ultra Fest will grow. We are currently looking for a new venue for the race to take place in 2015 and any suggestions will be considered – please feel free to use the contact form or send email to admin(at)britishultrafest.com.
Bill Heldenbrand photo by Wendy E.
At 74 hours Didier Sessegolo and William Sichel are a mile apart in the British Ultra Fest 6 Day Race at Radley, Abingdon. With dry conditions prevailing, runners are making the most of the opportunity and several records have been set. American Bill Heldenbrand set a new mark for 48 hours on track age(M65) (new: 260.8 km, old: 256.351 km) and Christian Ritella currently 3rd place overall,set a new Swedish intermediate split for 72 hours.
After leading early on , Kenji Okiyama has settled into 5th place. Israeli runner Kobi Oren has been running well, and currently lies just behind women’s leader Christine David in 6th place overall. Christine had stomach problems after only a few hours on day one and after backing off and taking it easy has recovered and driven herself up the leaderboard and looks very confortable at the moment.
Richard Brown is in 7th place closely pursued by US 100 mile specialist Liz Bauer.
HunRun.com race results on the race website
The sun has set and the stars have emerged here at Radley beneath clear skies. The wind has died down a lot after a breezy early evening that kept temperatures down.
After an unstable internet connection for the early part of the race, it seems to be maintaining a welcome steadiness now and we are very grateful for Hunrun for working hard to provide good service for the many visitors to the site. Tomorrow we will look at a messaging system.
The leaderboard shows some runners in blue. These are runners who haven’t passed the timing mat for 20 minutes or more.
Kenji Okiyama and Didier Sessegolo are taking breaks while William is still out there reducing their advantage. The level of lighting at the track is quite low and runners pass quietly and quickly past the aid station as they settle into their rhythms deep into the night. Finishing their shifts around 10 om, Veggies, the race vegetarian caterers have said that their may be a meteor shower tonight so the crew is watching the starry starry.
The race is short of massage therapists until tomorrow evening but so far so good with a wealth of experience on the track and amongst the crews and helpers.
Brave Kate Condon unfortunately had to pull out with ankle problems.
We’re grateful to Lucozade for supplying us with 2,500 bottles of Sports Elite drink who will keep the athletes fuelled along with a contribution from Allsorts who provided the runners with Enduro-load.
Quite a few people came by today to wish the runners well and we also had quite a few volunteers, or so it seemed. James Zarei has been at the track yesterday and today and a few local runners and interested parties.
The ladies race is also a closely knit affair with Christine David still edging Liz Bauer and Scotland’s Lorna Maclean in third spot.
The full live results are avaiable on the British Ultra Fest website at:
We have heard today that sadly Alistair Stewart is injured and unable to take part in the race.
We wish him a speedy recovery.