May 072015
 

20150507_170553-1_resized(1)I Don’t have a time for this photo (other than that it came through this afternoon) but here’s a shot of William as he passed the 200km mark.

Gyula in Hungary wrote earlier (at the 24hr point) :

Brief report at hour 24.

At the moment, Joe clearly dominates the race, leading by 20 kms before the “peloton”. The field is quite dense between place 2 and place 9 and we are happy to see that not less than 15 people finished day one over 100 mile. Hans-Jürgen Schlotter (GER, PB: 876 km) had to stop the race due to a nasty knee injury, which is a huge loss for the game.

Tamás Pula, the current Hungarian record holder (767 km) seems really focused. Just like Csaba Lajkó who most certainly follow a well definied tactics and reserves his power to the other days. Although Kriszta Nagyné Bakucz is far from Sumie Inagaki at the moment, knowing the Hungarian lady and her tactics, Sumie cannot feel herself safe until hour 144. Kriszta slept altogether 12 hours in 2013 and simply walked down her competitors.

After the quick storm last evening, the night was unpleasantly windy. Now the wind calmed down but the sky is clear so we use ice, ice cream and cold water&sponge to make the athletes more comfortable. We don’t expect any considerabe change in the weather until Sunday.

May 072015
 

Alan tells me that William passed the 100 mile mark at 21 hours, 53 minutes and 17 seconds into the race.

William goes through 100 miles in 21hrs : 53 mins : 17 secs

William goes through 100 miles
in 21hrs : 53 mins : 17 secs

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William feeling pleased to have already passed 100 miles in less than 22hrs

May 072015
 

A quick update on William pre-race and in the very early stages of the 144hr event.

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Camp Sichel is rather more upmarket than usual…

William (all be it briefly) and the crew (Alan Young & Wendy Edwards) have some very nice accomodation during the 6-Day World Trophy event (not that William will truly get to appreciate it much as he’ll probably only set foot inside for bried rests and short sleeps).

 

The weather in Balaton has been good so far, and pre-race preparations went well.

On the morning the race began, it was 30° c.  and very sunny.

William and crewman Alan before the race.

William and crewman Alan before the race.

William set off in high spirits and has been enjoying himself in the early stages.

More news coming shortly…

William during his first lap of the race.

William during his first lap of the race.

May 012015
 

1406.SponsorChart.web.small“Lots of people view their future through their past. Because they have always done things in a certain way then they will continue to happen that way. Whereas creating your own ‘future memories’ is going to enable you to have a vision of the future which can be a much more powerful force in determining our future than we often give ourselves credit for.”

“Hypnosis for Running” by Adam Eason

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