World Trail hopefuls head to the Fling

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Thu 25 Apr '13


Ultra trail runners hoping to bag a GB vest for this summers World Trail Running Championships in North Wales will need to impress at the 53 mile HOKA Highland Fling race this weekend…

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Ricky Lightfoot at High Cup Nick

In the men’s race the contenders will be Ricky Lightfoot (making what we think is his UK ultra debut) and Paul Tierney, who should have a good tussle with the 2012 winner Andrew James. Lakeland 50 winner from 2012 Tracey Dean goes in the women’s race, which should be very open.

The full entry list of the 590 runners is here with the Fling Facebook page here.

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  1. sheffieldnick Apr 26, 05:22 AM

    I’ve done a neat little pace/splits calculator for the race, which also shows the altitude profile of the course:

    Good luck to everyone racing tomorrow

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