The 6 Hour Road Race Series

We are pleased to announce a new series of three 6 hour races that will take place from August 2017 to April 2018.
First up will be the Preston 6 Hour which will take place on August 12th at the same location as Stan’s Foxton24 hour race at UCLAN. This is a great venue with all the facilities necessary and plenty of space and comes with all the benefits of running a track race.

The 3rd Chorley 6 Hour takes place at Astley Park on October 7th. This event, like all the 6 hour events, has an entry limit of 40 and Chorley is filling up quicker than last year. The course is a 732.234m loop and the race will start at 10:00 am.

The third event is also a new 6 hour race and will take place in Liverpool on Friday 27th of April 2018. Discussions concerning the details are ongoing and will be announced shortly.

6 Hours is a great distance for those who are curious to see what can be accomplished in 6 hours and forms a stepping stone to the 12 and 24 hour events that are more challenging. Getting beyond the marathon is not as difficult as it seems. Check out any or all of the races and discover what you can achieve on your own two feet.

All races can be entered online via Race Space
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Chorley 6 Hour 2017 Chip Timed

The Chorley 6 Hour Race 2017 is pleased to announce a new partnership with HillrunHill runner chip timingner Chip Timing who will be providing the results service.

Phillip Eccleston’s well established chip timing company based in North West Bolton is an events organiser/management company¬† offering chip-timing system hire & event equipment, training and coaching and also has a mobile and online shop.

Visit www.hillrunner.org.uk

Entrants List Posted

With a week to go before the Chorley 6 Hour Race, the field has filled out with a great mix of runners and there’s still time and room for more.

We are delighted to see three runners return for the second annual event. Mark Bissel who had such a good race last year is back with Les Hill and Geoff Russell who all set records and who no doubt will be looking to improve on those excellent performances.

Multiday runner Adrian MacDermott who took second place at the Foxton 24 hour earlier this year comes to stretch his legs and the Womens winner at the Foxton, Jane Lightfoot, also makes her debut here and with all the women well capable of surpassing the womens course record, its going to be a fascinating event.

The weather forecast is promising for next weekend though we know how much that can change but the temperatures are still very reasonable after a warmer than usual September so hydrate well throughout this week.

If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Email Stan: stanjewell317@gmail.com
Tel: 01257 415632

Chorley 6 Hour Race 2015 Records Ratified

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Start of the inaugural Chorley 6 Hour Race 2015

Race Director Stan Jewell has just been informed that the Chorley 6 Hour Race 2015 records have been ratified.

Les Hill set a new GBR M55 Road 6 hour record – 63.200 km, 39m 587y
Mark Bissell set a new GBR M35 Road 6 hour record -75.058 km, 46m 1126y
Geoff Russell set a new GBR M45 road 6 hour record – 57.776 km, 35m 1584y

The inaugural 2015 event had a very small field but that field was a high quality turnout and Stan is delighted that these performances have raised the standards to new highs that is commensurate with the recent performances of the British Athletics team in Rio and we congratulate these runners for these excellent achievements.

Hopefully these new benchmarks will inspire other runners to test themselves.

 

 

UK 6 Hour Records

corley_new_logoWhilst this event in intended for novices as well as experienced ultrarunners, there are always the competitive types who are interested in records.
A quick look at the DUV shows Helen Taranowski as having run 78.776 km at Les 6 hores en pista, Barcelona in 2012 and holding the overall British women’s record.

Amazingly, Cavin Woodward ran 94.146 km as a split in the 1975 Tipton 100 mile race which was on a track. The World Best Performance belongs to Don Ritchie who ran 97.2 km in 1978 – absolutely phenomenal.

Back on Earth, the Chorley course records set last year were:

Mark Bissell 75.058 km
Gillian Verdin 43.731 km