24 Hour Racing: Mountain Biking, Ultra-Running, Races and Training

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After a considerable downtime caused initially by a hosting issue then extended by a hacking issue, I'm working to relaunch 24 Hour Racing and get it back to the useful and fun site you know and love.

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24 Hour Running World Championships

by Craig Benson

Miho Nakata set a new world record in the 24 Hour running world championships. She broke the existing world record, held by Camille Herron, by running 167.996 miles.

In second place was Olena Shevchenko, from the Ukraine, with 158.12 miles, and third was Patrycja Bereznowska of Poland who completed 155.06 miles.

The men's competition was won by Lithuanian Aleksandr Sorkin with 187.52 miles, followed by Fotios Zisimopoulos, from Greece, with 181.59 miles and another Ukraininan, Andrii Tkachuk, in third with 176.8 miles.

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24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest

From medium by Craig Benson

It’s 3 AM, I’m laying in the back of the spotlessly clean rental car tormented by feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, anxiously checking if the charged indicator on the bike light has turned green, as if the more I look the faster it will recharge — a watched pot and all that. I’m 15 hours into a solo 24 hour... ....

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English and LeMaitre win JetBlack 24hr titles!

From marathonmtb.com by MarathonMTB

For the first time in it’s 10-year history, the JetBlack 24 Hour with its JetBlack 6+6 Hour offspring took place at Rydal Showgrounds near Lithgow on 3+4 March 2018. In the men’s 24 hour solo competition, it was the race favourite and multiple 24-hour Solo World Champion Jason English from Newcastle who claimed his seventh race title ahead of last year’s winner and runner up, Sam Moffitt from Canberra... ....

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24hr tips from Ed McDonald

From marathonmtb.com by Ed McDonald

Here at MarathonMTB.com we have a bit of 24 hour pedigree amongst our team. Not only was Ed McDonald 2016 Australian 24hr Solo champion, our XCO/XCM/Stage racer Imogen Smith has raced a 24hr solo, and many team events. And Mike Blewitt has also done plenty of 24hr team events with podium finishes. ....

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Another successful ( and cold ) Strathpuffer 24 hour race.

From 24 Hour Racing by Craig Benson

The Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike race took place over the weekend of the 24th. Keith Forsyth won the men's solo category for the 4th time, cementing him as the king of the 'Puffer. The women's event was won by Cat Hirst, who covered 165 freezing miles in 15 laps. The conditions were cold and snowy but clear for a good part of the time. Of special note Tom Seipp, 13 years old, finished 38th with 13 laps. read about his adventure ( with his Dad ) here: http://minipips.blogspot.co.uk/ ....

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Getting Ready – 24 Hour Racing Prep

From Kielder Chiller Blog by bkemp247

With a few weeks to go your mind may well start wandering and thinking about preparation for the big day. You training may have gone very well or training might just be a word that you’ve heard other people talk about. Either way, if you think about your options now then you’ll save yourself a lot of stress on the day. Here’s just a few things you might want to consider leading up to race day: ....

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Welcome to 24 Hour Racing

24 Hour Racing is about inspiration, information and training for solo 24 hour Mountain Bike races.

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Upcoming Races

Jan 13, 2024 Strathpuffer 24 Scotland, UK

Feb 16, 2024 24 Hours in Old Pueblo Tucson, AZ

Mar 2, 2024 The Chiller Newcastleton, Scotland

Jun 20, 2024 24 Hours In The Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM

Sept 28, 2024 24 Hours of Palmer Lake Palmer Lake, CO

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