Karen Hathaway, Road Runners Club, covered a distance of 221.560 km (137miles 1181 yds) when placing first lady in the Barcelona 24 hour track race at the weekend (20/21 Dec 2014).
The GB 24 hour international won the women’s race and placed 5th overall. Hathaway’s distance improves her 24 hour Pb by almost 10km, and surpasses the Individual Qualification set by British Atheltics, for next April’s IAU world 24 hour championships to be held in Turin.
Placing second in her first 24 hour event was Natasha Doyle (Les Croupiers/Team Buff) with 217.409 km (135miles 161 yards). Doyle’s distance surpasses the team qualification for the same event.
The 24 hores D’atletismede Corredors Catalonia takes place on a 400metre track. The race was won by Frenchman Stephane Ruel with a fine distance of 252.271 km (156ml 1326 yds)
Race website http://www.corredors.cat/24hores/