630-mile re­lay record

Trail Running (UK) - - Warm- Up -

A re­lay team of ten (with a sup­port crew of five) has run the 630mile South West Coast Path in an FKT of 5 days, 3hr and 33min – cross­ing all es­tu­ar­ies man­u­ally. “The lo­gis­tics for the kayak were par­tic­u­larly chal­leng­ing,” or­gan­iser Bez Berry tells TR. “But it worked like a dream.” Run­ners would run for about 60-90min, but pair up and run up to 13 miles at a time in the dark. I was sur­prised how se­ri­ously peo­ple took it – ev­ery­one ran as if it was a race and came in ab­so­lutely spent.”

The ma­jor­ity of the run­ners hadn’t done any ul­tra-run­ning be­fore. “There were lots of tears and some went to places men­tally and phys­i­cally they hadn’t been be­fore. But ev­ery­one was buzzing at the end and ask­ing about the next chal­lenge!”

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