Sunday, 24 June 2012

Endurancelife Classic Quarter 44 mile Ultra - Quick Update


Just a quick update on yesterday's race down in Cornwall, which was part of the Runfurther UK Championship Ultra Trail Series.  The race went really well, and it was nice to gain 1000 points for the Runfurther series with first place in 6 hours 35 minutes. 

I guess there were around 150 - 175 runners at the start point at Lizard Point, the most southern tip of Britain.  During the race it was dry with the sun making an appearance at times, however, the very strong head wind pretty well the whole way had one benefit at keeping the temperature down. The course followed the Cornwall Coastal path the entire way to Lands End, the most western tip of Britain, hence the name of the race the Classic QUARTER, as we ran one quarter of Britain's coast! 

With three times winner and current record holder (6:33) for the Classic Quarter Pete Roper not able to run due to injury I found myself running on my own immediately from the start, and ended up finishing 56 minutes ahead of the second placed runner (7:31), who unfortunately I have forgotten his name, likewise for the women's winner who finished 4th overall in 7:34.

So another great event put on by Endurancelife.  It felt really good to be racing again.  The excitement builds as it is now less than five weeks to go to the Olympic Opening Ceremony, I mean the start of the Montane Lakeland 100!

Hope all of you that raced this weekend had pleasing performances.


  1. Great to see you back online, running and winning Stuart! Really glad to hear that you've come through injury well and are still on top form. See you in five weeks :-). By the way, the Delamere Spartans are manning the Mardale Head checkpoint at the Lakeland 100 so get ready for a good reception there!

    1. Hi Steve, Yes it is great to be back. I met one of the Delamere Spartan guys at the Classic Quarter during the weekend, he mentioned you were back to full fitness. Good to hear. See you at the Lakeland 100. Stuart

  2. That's absolutely brilliant - well done!