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Chorley 6 Hour Road Race - Latest News

Entries will be taken on the day - prior notice by interested runners would be appreciated.
Registration from 8:30 am for a 10 am start.

Awards and prizes to at least the first three men/women and further down, dependent on loyal sponsors support.

Our competent TEAM CHORLEY manual lap recording squad will be joined by WHATS MY TIME, a qualified experienced company run by JULIE and GRAHAM BURROWS in the essential engine room.
New recruits welcome on board to serve ultra-distance sport will be District senior/junior Explorer Scouts. We are very grateful for their support for the event and we hope they have a memorable experience.

Dignitaries from Chorley Council (more details later) will start the event and present awards on site, as soon as possible after the finish.

The winners of the women’s and men’s races will receive free entry to the Liverpool 6 hour road race, Friday April 27th 2018, 10 am to 4 pm.
The venue is at Liverpool Hope University on-campus - race name: RUN FOR HOPE

Also, the winning team at Chorley will be presented with THE ASTLEY SHIELD in 2017. Dumfries R.C. were the winners in 2016, clocking up 117.004 km

We are ready. If you are, give us a try over the 6 hours allotted period.

Best wishes from the Team at Chorley.

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The 2nd Annual Chorley 6 Hour Road Race in Astley Park, October the 8th awaits 40 lucky runners.
Online entry via Bookitzone.com

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With the launch of the Chorley 6 Hour Road Race on Google+ as well as Facebook and Twitter with 46 days to go the team is looking forward to welcoming the runners who have already signed up.
One of the main aims of the event is to promote road running at a time when marathons and shorter distances predominate the calendar. Road ulras are relatively few and far between as trail ultras are currently the main attraction.
Road running has a long history - as long as there have been roads there have been people ready to take advantage of smooth flat surfaces that offer the possibility of getting from A to B quickly. The London to Brighton event has been run at least since the early 19th century though eventually too much traffic on roads made it more and more difficult to hold large events and road racing ultras and multidays in the UK are largely confined to parks and traffic-free surfaces that offer looped course rather than A to B or point to point events.

In this spirit, Stan Jewell slipped quietly back into the role of organising ultras to offer once again the opportunity to run on paved surfaces in accessible locations.

In 2015 Stan inaugurated the Foxton 24 hour at UCLAN, in Preston followed by the inaugural Chorley 6 Hour Road Race in October. With small fields in both events, Stan slowly began to adapt to the new technology available that didnt exist when he was last organising races.
Stans pedigree as a Race Director is outstanding having organised 24 and 48 hour events from the early 1980's in the Blackpool/Chorley/Preston area after cutting his teeth in the Billy Butlins 1000 Mile Race from John 'O' Groats to Lands End in February 1960. By 1990 Stan was helping organise the Gateshead 6 Day Track Race.
Continuing to run until 2010, well into his 70's, Stan and his wife Barbara have re-entered the ultra scene as hosts and are rekindling the spirit of road running in the North of England along with Race crew specialists Alang Young and Wendy Edwards who share a vast amount of ultrarunning history and who together are providing Old School style in the modern era.
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