The Namibia 24 hour Ultra Race has just finished and we are delighted to announce the winners:
Picture: Tom Maguire winner of the Namibia Ultra Race, coming into checkpoint 3, just over halfway at 62km
1. Tom Maguire, 17 hours, 15 minutes
2. Andrew McMenemy, 21 hours, 40 minutes
3. Joakim (Rolf) Jonsson, 22 hours, 24 minutes – who has never run a marathon before!
4. Kenneth Dunne, 23 hours, 22 minutes
4. Alan Logue, 23 hours, 22 minutes
6. William May, 23 hours, 26 minutes
7. Pete Holdgate, 23 hours, 39 minutes
7. Bill Martin, 32 hours, 39 minutes
9. Chris McCarthy, DNF
The 120km route traversed gravel plains framed by distant ridges and mountains, running past dramatic upheavals of granite inselbergs. All participants remained self sufficient over the 24 hour period, carrying all their own food and equipment – although water was provided at every checkpoint. Nine runners completed the race.
All runners thought the race was very well organised, a great route and one of the toughest challenges ever. “It was hot, it was hard, it was awesome! A true adventure! This is a MUST for individuals who wish to test their limits on physical and mental endurancePete Holdgate, who finished in joint 7th place.
Tom the ‘coolest marathon runner’, is already a record holder of the North Pole Marathon (2007) so now adds one of the hottest marathons to his list of achievements.
The Namibia Ultra Race is part of a new series of running events launched by Across the Divide. Steve Clark, from Across the Divide and an ultra marathon runner himself explains: “These races are designed to attract the attention of experienced marathon runners, charity fundraisers and charitable organisations, our adventure series can help gain the interest of sponsors by being out of the ordinary. “
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