Grand Union Canal Race 2017 – Ionov and Simpson Take The Wins

Cat Simpson
top 30 finishers GUCR 2017
Top 30 finishers Photo courtesy Gill Thomas

After 38 hours of the Grand Union Canal Race 2017, the top runners have crossed the finish line, mid-pack is almost done and we are edging toward the backpackers who have until 3:00 am to arrive in Venice for an official finish.

Sergey Ionov was the first person to reach London in a time of 24 hours and 54m. First lady was Cat Simpson setting a new womens course record 0f 27:26 finishing in third place overall.

Prelimnary results for the top three men and women:

Pos Name Time
Men
1 Sergey Ionov 24:54
2 Paul Beechey 26:20
3 John Stocker 28:43
Women 24 Hours
1 Cat Simpson 27:26
2 Wendy Shaw 32:46
3 Dawn Gardner 35:40
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