Over 150 ultra-runners gathered on Wimbledon Common on Saturday 13 June for the annual 12 hour race; the London Enduro. The event began at 7pm and saw participants take part in the overnight 50k race or the 12 hour through-the-night option. The 12-hour race allowed both solo runners and teams of from two to six people to take part.
The 10k loop covered an undulating off-road, traffic-free course through woodland trails, rarely used paths and open fields of Wimbledon Common. Winners of the 12-hour race were Flavio Fernandes who completed 12 laps in 12:03:06 (120km) and Alice Travers with 10 laps in 12:19:21 (100km).
Winners of the 50k event were Mat Gallagher with a finishing time of 4:03:58 and Jana Studzinski with 5:40:58.
Richard Xerri at Perseverance Events who hosted the event said: “The London Enduro is now in its second year and is proving to be a popular event in the endurance running calendar. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted and being at night means that there are added challenges. The feedback from this year’s event has been incredible and it was great to see so many regular endurance runners taking part.”
“Offering a 12-hour endurance event in London means that runners don’t have to travel miles to take part in the event. We even had Rob Young, the MarathonManUK join us and take part in the team event (Young set a new world record by running the equivalent of 370 marathons in 365 days).
“He really enjoyed the challenging course and getting to know the other competitors, while continuing to raise money for good causes.”
To book your place in the 2016 London Enduro visit the event website.