It has been 25 years since the last six day race took place in the UK and today at 10:00 Sharon Gayter began a quest to set a new record at the Crofts race track in Darlington.
Britains leading 24 hour runner is no stranger to multiday running setting a new record running from Lands End to John ‘O’ Groats in 2006 and consecutive wins in the Libyan Challenge in 2007 and 2008. Sharon produced the best 24 hour performance in 2008 in Bislett, Denmark and now has the current six day record, 730.642km set by Pippa Davis, in her sights.
Taking only 3-4 hours sleep at night, Sharon needs to average over 120 km/75 miles every day to reach her goal and set a new benchmark for womens ultrarunning.
Daily updates will be available on Sharon Gayter.com