Orkney Islands runner breaks Guinness World Record for ultrarunning
Erica Clarkson of the Orkney Islands, positioned off the northeastern coast of Scotland the place the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea, has set a Guinness World Record (unofficial) for essentially the most consecutive days working an ultramarathon distance (feminine). Clarkson ran 50Ok an afternoon (124 laps) for 10 consecutive days at the 400m Pickaquoy Track close to her house in Orkney, breaking the former file of 7 days, set in 2014 by means of Maria Conceicao of Portugal.
Clarkson had a few false begins to her file strive (firstly scheduled for October), however posted this on December eight: “Between 12-23 December, I’ll be doing my damnedest to set a new women’s World Record for the Most Number of Days to Run an Ultra-marathon Distance on a 400m Track. Yup! In Orkney. In the middle of winter.” In the method, Clarkson raised greater than £2,000 for WellbeingofWomen.com, a ladies’s reproductive well being charity in the United Kingdom, particularly focused on menopause analysis.
Clarkson used to be additionally going after the file for maximum marathons run on consecutive days on a observe (which stands at 11 days), hoping to run for 12 days, however made up our minds to pack it in after 10 days.
There had been a number of days when the observe used to be lined with ice. But this doesn’t seem to have daunted Clarkson, who had a large number of pals and supporters pop out to run together with her at more than a few occasions.