While many of us will be enjoying a few days of post-Christmas relaxation, runners in Shropshire will be preparing for one of the toughest endurance tests of the year. The Sunrise to Sunset Challenge, scheduled for Friday 27 December, will see competitors running between the hours of sunrise (8:20) and sunset (16:01).
Organised by How Hard Can It Be Events, the race follows a 0.84 mile route around country lanes and tracks in Lightmoor, Telford. Throughout the allotted time, the aim is for runners to complete as many laps as possible and cover the furthest distance they can.
Last year’s event saw Paul Stead set the highest target, managing 50 laps (40 miles), with Kate Jayden first in the female competition with 36.12 miles (43 laps). Rob Davies claimed the title of ‘Last Man Standing’, running for a total of 7 hours and 41 minutes.
How Hard Can It Be Events organise a host of innovative races, including the Railway Ultra and the most recent addition to their portfolio, the Groundhog Marathon. More information on these is available here.