Beth Pascall has set the second fastest woman’s time for a Paddy Buckley round (61 miles, 28,000ft of ascent, 47 summits, in Snowdonia), of 18:50. “I enjoyed most of it,” said the Raidlight athlete. “But there were times I wanted to chuck my shoes in the bog.”
Four-time World Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington ran her first ultra marathon, the inaugural Race to the Tower, winning the women’s race and placing third overall.
A Mexican woman has won a 31-mile ultra wearing sandals made from recycled tyre rubber. She’s from the Tarahumara tribe, made famous in Christopher McDougall’s Born To Run.