Just a quick reaction to today’s results just posted on the Facebook page by Whats My Time.
Charlie Sharpe’s win at the Chorley 6 Hour Road Race with 78.36561 today was good enough for 24th best male runner in the World so far this year according to the rankings kept by the DUV and the best British performance this year by over 10km!
Having won the Persenk Ultra 160 in Bulgaria in August and this year’s Canalathon 100km in March, Charlie has raised the bar to an exceptional standard. Only seven men have covered more ground on the British all-time 6 hour list.
Last year’s women’s winner Caroline McLaughlan returned after setting the course record only to crush it again. Covering 65.37347 km, this is the best British women’s performance of the year at 6 hours and also the best since Helen James ran a fraction more at Crawley in 2015. Caroline was just 35 m away from third place overall.
Last year’s overall winner Mark Bissel, an ever-present having won both previous editions of the race, ran 71.79654 km for second place while another man who’s never failed to make the podium, Les Hill, ran 65.40847 to pip Caroline at the final horn (or whatever they used).
Second placed woman was Amanda Osgood who completed 49.88164 for fourth best British women’s performance this year. Third place lady was Sarah Scott with 48.42518.