The World and European 24 Hour Championships 2013 finished earlier today and these are provisional results as the incomplete laps still have to be added to the overall totals.
The British team produced some excellent running with Sharon Law setting a new Scottish record for 200 km and a new 24 hour record surpassing Debbie Martin-Consani’s previous best of 217 km with 226.170 km. Sharons run earned her bronze medal in the European Championships and helped the GBR Womens team to Silver Debbie Martin-Consani also surpassing her old record. Emily Gelder’s 212 km clinched a fine team performance. After running well in the early stages, Lizzy Hawker had problems around the 10 hour point and stopped around 130 km. Mami Kodo won the womens race setting a new world record breaking Lizzy’s record set in 2011 in North Wales. Mami ran 252.205km to finish 7th overall.
Steve Holyoak produced a great performance for 12th place overall, running over 152 miles as did Robbie Britton with 239 km who tweeted “Nothing has ever hurt that much”.
Congratulations to all the team, crews and management who put a lot of time and energy into performing well on the world stage.
The Irish Team saw a good performance from Eoin Keith who finished 15th overall with over 145 miles.