Discover the 2023 Race to the Stones Time Chasers
The 2023 edition of Race to the Stones is only days away. This year marks the races 10th anniversary, and with that we are looking forward to welcoming 1,400 ‘Non-Stoppers’ who will be taking on the 100km distance in one go. Come 06:30 on Saturday the race will be on to reach the Avebury Stone Circle and below is a little preview of the likely candidates for podium finishes in both the women’s and men’s races.
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Race to the Stones: Females
Sophie is a strong candidate for one of the most impressive runners Race to the Stones has seen. A sub-3 marathon runner, in 2022 she completed the 100KM non-stop race in 10hr03, whilst 21 weeks pregnant. She ran an incredible 3000 miles during the pregnancy and is back this year attempting to go one step further, with a 7month old in tow.
Camilla is a regular at the Southern Counties VAC league hitting the podium on no fewer than 6 meets this year. Whilst building the miles for Race to the Stones she also achieved a 5hr3min time at the Goring Gap Run in May.
No stranger to long distance races Rachel last year completed the Robin Hood 100mile race in a fantastic time of 18hr13, which placed her as the fastest female and 3rd overall.
Henrike is making her debut at 100K distance but presents herself as a strong contender after an impressive performance at the 2022 Cotswold ultra, completing the 57-mile distance in a handy 8hr53.
Race to the Stones will be the first time Tasha has tackled 100KM non-stop, but is no stranger to the ultramarathon scene. Her most notable performance to date was being the fastest female and 4th overall at the Welsh Black Beacon 50km.
Race to the Stones: Males
Samuel comes into the race, his second Threshold event, following a strong 2022 season. A classy 50mile debut at the NDW50 last May saw him take an impressive 3rd in 7hr13, which he followed up with a dominant win at The South Coast Challenge 55KM. Not too many 2023 results listed, but Samuel looks to be one to watch at the sharp end.
Sean is another who has raced with us in the past. Clocking an impressive 9hr30 at this same race in 2021, he will be no stranger to the course and how to manage his efforts. Since then he has won The Isle of Wight Challenge so as well as having experience of the course, he also knows how to win 100KM ultras.
Keiron comes into the weekend looking to take on his first 100KM race. Boasting wins at the marathon distance over challenging, moutenous terrain, it will be exciting to see how he goes.
Mark recently ran 2:45 at London Marathon. This looks to be his first ultra.
Richard looks to be an experienced ultra runner. He has an impressive list of finishes at various 100milers, including UTMB and Thames Path 100. This year he had a great run out at Ultra Trail Snowdonia 50KM and in April of this year he took first place at the Rose of the Shires Ultra.
David is a face we know at Threshold. The 2021 Race to the King event was the last in its original double marathon format and it was David who came out victorious in an impressive time of 7hr49. This looks to be his first crack at Race to the Stones.
One of our own. Alex comes into Race to the Stones 4 weeks on from finishing 6th in his debut 100mile race, the SDW100. No stranger to the business end of ultra-racing, Alex also finished 4th at this year’s SDW50 in an impressive 6hr53. Now back to re-run the route of his first ultramarathon, where as a newbie to the distance, in 2019, he finished in 11hr25. Alex assures us #MoreIsInYou and is hoping to shave some time off that previous clocking.
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