The race report from the Crawley 24 Hour Track Race which attracted several elite British competitors in 2023.
Women’s ultrarunning history articles
In 1982 British ultrarunner Ros Paul, aged 23, set a new women’s six day race record at a track race in Nottingham.
The history of women’s six day races starting with Marcy Schwam – the first woman to run a six day event after its revival in 1980.
On 7th April 1923, five mothers took part in a Mothers’ Marathon, pushing their babies in their prams the 52 miles from London to Brighton.
Women typically make up less than 30% of finishers in ultramarathons. How has women’s participation in ultrarunning changed over the past 50 years?
1983 was the year of the first Spartathlon – 245km from Athens to Sparta. The organisers did not want women to run in the race but the male competitors insisted Eleanor Adams must be allowed to take part.
The Nanango 1000 Mile Track Race in Queensland, Australia, was the perfect way for top ultrarunner Eleanor Robinson to mark her 50th birthday.
All the competitors and the results of the 1998 Nanango 1000 Mile Track Race in Australia where world records were set.
In 1990 the inaugural IAU 24 Hour Championships were held in a shopping mall in Milton Keynes, an unusual venue for an indoor ultramarathon.