161 laps of a track - Unique, inspiring, crazy? you decide, the Barry 40 is back!

19/05/2021 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field /

Photo: Steve Way winning in 2016 , Credit: Paul Stillman.

The 35th annual Barry Track 40 Miles and 5th Track marathon takes place this Sunday at Jenner Park at 10.00 AM

Due to COVID Level 2 restrictions still being in place, this unique race will be held "behind closed doors" - only runners and volunteers (already confirmed)  will be allowed into the stadium to participate in this inspiring feat of mental and physical endurance as competitors take on up to 161 laps of the track . The standard of entry has been exceptionally high again this year. Ollie Garrod  (South London Harriers) looks a strong favourite to succeed Michael Taylor as champion, but it is the ladies race which looks likely to take centre stage this time.

Eve Bugler (Clapham Chasers), Valeria Sesto (Lymington Athletes) and Sophie Carter (Woodstock Harriers) all have outstanding credentials which could see a revision of the all time global rankings.

As ever, the event incorporates the Welsh Ultra Championships with 7 of the runners contesting the titles.

Particular thanks are due to Welsh Athletics and Vale of Glamorgan Council for all their help and advice in staging the event

Mick McGeoch, Race Organiser


40 MILES –  Final Entry List (18)

 

Race #

Athlete

Age

Club

1

Jon Barnes

29

Chepstow Harriers

2

Mark Bissell

33

East Hull Harriers

3

Rachel Bowen

43 WL

Lliswerry Runners

4

Eve Bugler

35 L

Clapham Chasers

5

Izzy Cairns

42 L

Tynebridge Harriers

6

Sophie Carter

42 L

Woodstock Harriers

7

Jen Coleman

46 WL

Les Croupiers

8

David Coles          

61 W

Les Croupiers

9

Andy Day

51

Unattached

10

Henry Drake

44 W

Amman Valley

11

Ollie Garrod

28

South London Harriers

12

Grant Jeans           

37

Unattached

13

Garfield Jones

64 W

Rhedwyr Eryri Harriers

14

Charlie Langley

39

Woodstock Harriers

15

Jeremy Mower

55 W

Gloucester AC

16

Valeria Sesto

48 L

Lymington Athletes

17

Veronica Singleton-Lawley

60 WL

Les Croupiers

18

Steph Wilson

42 L

Pudsey & Bramley AC

 

      Welsh Championship Entry = 7                            Ladies Entry = 8


 

MARATHON – Final Entry List (4)

 

Race #

Athlete

Age

Club

21

Lisa Cleary

56

Penarth &Dinas

22

Gabrielus Stuokus

32

Tri Hard Harriers

23

Carl Walsh

49

Ogmore Phoenix

24

Emma Wookey

27

Lliswerry Runners


Pob lwc i bawb!

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