William has now passed the 200km mark (around 125 miles) at just after 5.20pm UK time.
A photo of William running in Taipei a little before 16hrs into the 48hr race
William passed the 100km point and will be continuing through the night. As I type, he is on approx. 68 miles / 109 km
|4801||外籍選手||Masayuki OTAKI||1||M50||第 1 名||145.624|
|4802||外籍選手||Kevin Muller||2||M40||第 2 名||140.948|
|4808||張智銘||3||M45||第 3 名||132.264|
|4817||吳勝銘||4||M50||第 4 名||128.924|
|4804||外籍選手||Muneharu KURODA||5||M65||第 5 名||127.588|
|4807||蘆洲慢跑||王雅芬||8||F45||第 1 名||118.904|
Alan at trackside tells me that William to his first break (30 mins) at the 12hr point (in other words, 1/4 of the way in to the 48hr race).
A the 6hr point William had covered 55kms.
Thus far William has been having something of a rough time as he’s not entirely recovered from the Across the Years 6-Day race which finished last month.
After 6 hrs, William had to strap his ankle somewhat and reduce his planned pace.
As I type, William had covered 76.152 kms at the 12hr point.
During the Across the Years, William picked up a little soft tissue damage in the ankle/ Achilles tendon area as the result of the unexpectedly rough track at the event, and while massage, RICE treatment and generally avoiding anything likely to worsen the situation (including running) has kept things on just the right side of being an actual injury, William has gone into this race at less than 100% and Alan tells me he’s been having to tough it out in the early stages.
Conditions at the race are generally good, Alan describing the weather as ‘”Fair and 12c. ”
Adding that the course provides “Good conditions and surface but very cramped for napping and food tables making things a little challenging.”
William is running in the 48hr race in Taiwan and we’ll be doing our best to bring you updates throughout the race, although both Alan in person and I via the internet are having to do our best to work things out without being able to read Taiwanese very well (to put it mildly…)
|4802||外籍選手||Kevin Muller||1||M40||第 1 名||97.528|
|4801||外籍選手||Masayuki OTAKI||2||M50||第 2 名||90.848|
|4815||彭弼聲||3||M45||第 3 名||87.508|
|4808||張智銘||4||M45||第 4 名||87.508|
|4820||尤彥龍||5||M35||第 5 名||85.504|
|4807||蘆洲慢跑||王雅芬||10||F45||第 1 名||79.492|
I’m really delighted to be returning to Taiwan this week for their 48 Hour road race in Taipei, February 14th-16th. Start/finish 7 am UK time.
I was last there in 2001 for the Soochow 24 Hour track race and was really impressed with the friendship and enthusiasm of the Taiwanese. Looking forward to meeting Lo Wei Ming again after our last meeting during the Athens World Cup 1000 Mile race in 2010 (above).
It’s a long way to go but whatever happens it will be well worth it.
A warm welcome to one of Orkney’s leading construction companies, Casey Construction, as a new sponsor.
Great to have them on board.