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800 people complete The Wall

by Press Release
Monday 22nd June 2015
Tags  The Wall   |   Rat Race Adventure Sports   |   Rat Race   |   Hadrians Wall
 
 

Race report: The Wall - June 20-21, 2015

The Wall - June 20-21, 2015

Over the weekend, 800 people completed the UKs best-loved ultramarathon, The Wall.  Organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports, The Wall saw participants complete a cross-country, multi-terrain ultra-marathon journey through 69 miles of Hadrian’s Wall country between Carlisle Castle and Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. 

The run started at the 1000 year-old Carlisle Castle, where runners burst over the drawbridge to commence their adventure. The way-marked route passed sections of Hadrian’s Wall, forts, stunning mile castles and Roman temples with pit-stops located in iconic locations including Lanercost Priory, Newburn and Hexham along the way. This year the event was won by Ian Hammett who completed the race in just nine hours and forty three minutes.

Launched in 2012, The Wall has achieved almost cult status due to its iconic credentials. It has been widely praised for both the quality of its delivery and its completion rate.  This year 12 runners over the age of 60 completed the race, including the eldest runner, 64 year old Michael Williams.

The run has been created by Rat Race, the UK’s leader in adventure sports events. The company is currently enjoying massive growth, seeing numbers rocket for their various challenges, ranging from ultra runs to the World’s Largest Assault Course and the multi-sport adventure races. The firm, which was formed by ex-Red Bull events manager Jim Mee in 2004, expects to cater to some 70,000 participants in 2015 making it one of the largest single operators of mass-participation sports events in the UK.

Jim Mee, Rat Race MD and creator of The Wall, said of the event; “The Wall is a really fantastic event and I’m always so pleased to see so many runners, of all ages, pushing themselves to complete the full distance. 

“Hadrian’s Wall provides a magnificent backdrop to the running route which is at-once do-able, memorable and beautiful. As the high completion rate shows, there is something extremely motivating and rewarding about completing a historic route, like this one, on foot.”

He added: “If you missed out this year, entries to The Wall 2016 open next week”. 

The Wall - June 20-21, 2015

More information and online entry can be found at www.ratracethewall.com

Men's results

1 Ian Hammett 09:43:08
2 Max Willcocks 09:52:10
3 Colin Davinport 10:23:05

 

Women's results

1 Freya Tetley 11:32:59
2 Blanche Jandlova 12:23:29
3 Jayne Storey 12:31:00

 

Click here for full results

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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