Next years race will take place on the 15th/16th of April 2023.
Entries as usual on www.entrycentral.com
2022 was another successful event with some great performances in all three race.
It was especially great to see a lady winner beating all the men in the 24 hour race, well done Wendy Whearity.
Full results can be found on Timingmonkey.com.
I hope your training has been going well and that you are all looking forward to having some fun at the Crawley track.
If you are entered in the 24 hour race please send me your ‘bio’ as soon as possible. Just a few words about yourself, your running history and plans for Crawley.
If you are interested in finding ultra races anywhere in the world check out this excellent website.
It is great for statistics, race results etc.
From me, Pam Storey, and the Crawley track race crew, we would like to wish all Trackies a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in April.
Stay fit and safe…..
All races are now full with waiting lists.
There are places available on the 6 hour waiting list but 12 and 24 are full.
Can the 24 hour runners please start thinking about their ‘Bios’ as you will need to submit them in the new year.
There will be a race programme for the 24 hour race with brief details of all competitors. Some competitors sent ‘bios’ last year for the cancelled 2020 race but new bios would be good as your details may have changed. Please send as soon as possible.
If anyone is still thinking of entering do not delay!
You can go on the waiting list and I will notify you as soon as a place becomes available. It would be good to get the full 45 runners in the race.
Time to make a decision so I have. After a lot of thought, prayers and a discussion with the K2 Leisure Centre Manager, we have decided that 17th of April is too soon after lockdown. So, the race will now take place on Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th of July. I apologise to anyone who for whatever reason may not be able to take part on that date but the only alternative (to avoid clashing with other big events) was to postpone to April 2022. I really wanted a race this year so there we are, that is what is happening. I will be e mailing all entrants during the coming week. In the meantime I can advise you the options are to take part, withdraw or defer to April 2022. Thank you for your patience in waiting for this announcement. I am sorry I cannot offer refunds as the charity are really in need of a donation to help our needy kids in Uganda.
Just to keep you informed about this years race.
Obviously everything is subject to the Covid-19 situation but I have got to proceed assuming the race will go ahead.
UK Athletics require agreement from Crawley Borough Council and K2 that we may put the event on before they will issue the track licence.
I am working on that at the moment, not easy as K2 is of course closed.
The worst scenario is that if we cannot have the race on the 17th/18th of April I will have to make a decision. Do I postpone the race for another 12 months or hold it during the summer of 2021.
I am looking at alternative dates in either June, July or August making sure, of course that I do not clash with the three canal races..
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic huge uncertainties have materialised.
As you are all doubt aware many races are still being cancelled or postponed but at this present time it is hoped that our race will be allowed to go ahead.
I have applied to U.K. Athletics for a race licence but it seems I need to get approval from the local authority before this can be issued.
I am at present in the process of doing this and hope that all will be well.
However, based on the recommendations of UKA the Gloucester 24 hour races did go ahead at the end of October with many adjustments to the normal format and reduced numbers. e,g,. no communal aid station, extra toilets and only one crew member allowed per runner. Also, no spectators were allowed. As far as I know there were no issues regarding this event.
Obviously it is impossible to state that our race will go ahead at this moment in time but, rest assured, you will be informed as soon as possible if there are any changes.
In the meantime I suggest you continue to train as usual but take extra care to remain safe and well.
Happy New Year.