Upcoming Events

race-walking-animated-gifWell 2020 isn’t turning out the way we expected, is it?
Fortunately I did the Athens 48 hour race in January because I have no idea when we will have another opportunity for a ‘proper’ race.
I’m currently participating in the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee which started on 1st May.  I’m doing the double so 2,000km between 1st May and 31st August.
Hopefully life will be returning to normal by then and I might still be able to do some of the following races – but obviously the world’s number 1 priority is to beat Covid-19, and if we can’t race again this year, that isn’t the end of the world.

But if we can start racing again in August or later, these are the events I am considering:

  • 29-30 August 2020
    Last One Standing Suffolk – formally called Last One Standing England, which I won in 2018.  This is an event in which a walker can beat all the runners!
  • 29-30 August 2020
    Liverpool to Leeds Canal Race (LLCR) – another possibility.
  • September 2020
    Roubaix 28 hour race
    I have done this race in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and would love to go back.
  • September 2020
    Sri Chinmoy 24 hour track race at Tooting Bec in London.  A great opportunity to compete in a 24 hour race without having to do any travelling at all!  I entered in 2019 but had to cancel due to health issues
  • October 2020
    Royan 48 hour race
    I won this in 2018 and whilst I hated the course and said ‘never again’, I have forgotten how bad it really was and might go back again.

 

And in 2021:

  • January 2021
    1,000 miles at the The 16th international ultramarathon festival in Athens, Greece.  If I do this race, it will be my longest ever walk!
  • June 2021
    The Thames Ring 250 – my third attempt to complete this race after DNF’s at 132 miles in 2017 and 230 miles in 2019.
  • October 2021
    Lon Las CYRMU Ultra
    After my DNF in 2019, I suspect I will go back for another attempt at this 253 mile race across Wales.

 

My Bucket List:

These are races that I would like to do one day (finances permitting):

  • Paris to London (I hope to do this for charity at some stage)
  • Comrades marathon in South Africa
  • Badwater 135 – From the lowest point to the highest point in continental USA
  • The remaining centurions races (USA, Australia, South Africa)
  • Jogle (John o’Groats to Land’s End – 850 miles)
  • Length of New Zealand (1,000 miles)
  • Across the USA (3000+ miles)
  • Swedish Fotrally (walk non-stop until you are the last man standing!)
  • Probably many other events too!

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