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Richard

 

 

 

Richard Brown (Surrey Walking Club) has been an enthusiastic participant in ultra-distance events for over 30 years.

 

Richard has completed 135 events of 100 miles (161kms) or more, winning many of these. He has completed many multi-day events on the track, road and cross country.

 

The British Records

Race-Walking:

 

  • UK 100 mile (161kms) walking record of 16 hrs 50 mins (the second fastest time ever recorded) set at St Oedenrode, Netherlands, in 1993

  • UK 200 Km record of 21 hrs 42 mins set at Bazancourt, France in 1992

  • Centurion 100 mile race winner a record ten times

  • Only the second British walker to complete the 542 Kms Paris to Colmar event, with two successful completions in 1990 and 1992

 

Running:

 

  • The sixth person in modern times to exceed 400 Km in a 48 hour event (401 Km at Surgeres in 1991) which remains the British record

  • Previous UK indoor 48 hour record (357 Kms at Brno in 1997) 

  • World 1,000 Kms M45 road record (7 days 11.40, New York 1988)

  • Previous UK 6 day road record (832 Km New York 1988)

  • World best for running the length of Ireland (375 miles in 4 days 12 hours in 1988) and the UK Lands End to John O’Groats (835 miles in 10 days 2 hours in 1995)

  • Held World M60 age group best performance for 6 days (705 Kms in Athens in 2010) – this remains the British record - and M65 World Best (654kms in Balantonfured in 2012) – this remains the British record

  • Former member of UK ultra-distance running and walking teams at international championships

  • Team Manager of the UK 24 hour running squads for 10 years including managing the men’s squad to be World Champions in 2014.

 

 

RAB

Dec 2017

Below is a series of interviews with Richard about his and Sandra's life and Running Career

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