LRC team take on Cotswold 24 hour race

Last weekend a team of our members took on the Cotswold 24 hour race, a race to see how many laps each team can complete in the allotted 24 hours. The race started at midday on Saturday 23rd July and the last runner had to have started their lap before midday on Saturday 24th July.

The lap is 9k around the beautiful Cirencester Park and is a mixture of on and off road. The route takes you through fields and woods as well as the Tarmac path that runs through the centre of the grounds to Cirencester itself. The course is slightly undulating with a steady climb at 6k.

cotswold 100m runTeams are entered in numbers up to 8 and can have male, female, or mixed teams.  Our team went as a mixed team of 8, and team members in running order were:

Ed Coppinger, Alan Pritchard, Phil Sutcliffe, Emma Fennon, Karen Riley, Sarah Dauncey, Cath Dell and Kevin Deere.

Emma Fennon reports,

“The first laps were in the heat and hardwork. Sarah put in the teams fastest lap of 38.36.  We always had a team member running so had around 6 hours between laps to shower, refuel, hydrate and rest.  We completed 29 laps.  We came 23rd out of 255 teams overall and 14 out of 69 in our category.

The atmosphere was great. It’s a great experience to be running the same time as elite runners, ultra marathon runners , and walkers. The night running is great fun and it’s amazing if you are lucky enough to get the sunrise lap.”

Full results can be found at

More information about the race can be found at

Well done to all our members who took part, what a great achievement!