Dukeries 30 & 40 mile ultra

Race date: Saturday 14th May 2016

A bright, cool morning greeted 6 Striders for the Dukeries 30 & 40 mile ultra. The race was mostly run on the Robin Hood Way and was relatively easy going, with limited elevation. All-in-all an excellent introduction to the world of ultra marathons.

The winner of the 30 mile race was Alex Loach of Holme Pierrepoint RC in a time of 3:43:42. The winning lady was Emma Humphries of Gainsborough Strider, in a time of 4:36:45.

The winner of the 40 mile race was David Greenwood of Holme Pierrepoint RC in a time of 5:17:31. The winning lady was Karen Nix, in a time of 6:24:31.

Special praise goes to Anthony O’Keefe – running 30 miles with a visual impairment is a truly remarkable achievement (although he pointed out that it’s his eyes that don’t work, not his legs!). His ability to listen to Peter MacQueen talk about the MK Dons for 6+ hours should also be taken into consideration.

30 Mile

Pos Name Time
13 Al Cook 4:48:32
35 Adrian Moss 5:26:00
73 Peter MacQueen 6:30:50
74 Anthony O’Keefe 6:30:50

40 Mile

Pos Name Time
36 James Fletcher 7:02:17
54 Matt Rimmer 7:43:06

Provisional results can be found here.

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