If you want to run 100 miles in 24 hours you will never get a better chance than in the 24/48 hour run in Queensland (August 22-24)
It is on a super track (not grass) No worry about your laps being credited to anybody else (Electronic Lap counting) and no worries about running the wrong way on returning to the track after time off.(leave track opposite the electronic counter)
There will also be a pacer - if you want to follow a 68 year old. That's me and I really am getting old and even to start with will only be running at 10 k's per hour, but I will (barring injury) arrive at the 161 k's at about the 24 hour mark. I will to start off be running for an hour then be walking and eating for a lap. This I hope to repeat and keep up for the 1st 12 hours at least but I do reset my goals if I am having trouble. In the 6 day race I am known for running the straights and walking the bends, so with me anything can happen to keep me going. You are welcome to run along with me but I do not talk a great deal during these events as I switch on to Auto and let my mind dictate what I need to do. Whatever you do if you decide to have a go then run your own race. If you want to walk a bit then do so. Ignore the ones who race off as they may not last for long - just like those who raced away from you at the start of a fun run only to have you pass them before they got half way. If you want to have a go then contact Ian Cornelius on firstname.lastname@example.org Do not leave it too long as I believe he has set a limit on the number of starters, and you may miss your chance to become a Centurian. Oh if it is your first 24 hour then let me warn you when you start you will be running to complete the 100 miles then you will see how far you can run in the 24 hours BUT after you have run for a few hours you will just be running to see if you can make the 100 mile distance and bugger the 24 hours. In my first I did that but resisted the temptation to stop and managed to do another 12 k's In my 2nd I did even further getting up to 219 k's at the age of 51. Remember the BUT well just look at all the 24hr race results and see how many just make that 161 k's and call it quits because that might make you push on and even amaze yourself.
100 miles in 24hrs Your best chance.
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