Self-Transcendence 24 Hour Race Tooting Bec 2007

John Pares has wrirren a great account of his recent victory at the the Self-Transcendence 24 hour in Tooting Bec in London on Ultrarunner.

Self-Transcendence 24 Hour Race
Tooting Bec 6th & 7th October 2007

Whatever the reasons, whatever had been said, agreed and done, I was disappointed with my own performance at the World Challenge in Canada in July. The physical breakdown at 16 hours I could live with, and learn from, but the fact that I’d given up, mentally, was praying on my mind. Immediately after Canada I’d decided to enter Tooting Bec to prove to myself that I could do better. Andy Smith, one of the GB handlers at Drummondville had offered to support me during the race and I kindly accepted his offer. I set myself a series of targets for the race:

# To go further than Canada (>131 miles)
# To record a decent distance for this year’s rankings (>140 miles)
# A PB (>143 miles)
This was important as I had heard of several people who set a PB on their first 24 hour and never improved
# British and Commonwealth Number 1 (>147 miles)
Technically I didn’t need to do this much for this year but I felt I had to pass Jim Rogers’s distance from Verona 2006 to really make this claim.
# >150 miles

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