The 2007 Self Transcendence 24 Hour Track Race will take place on 6 & 7 October (12 Noon start) at Tooting Bec Athletics Track, London
For information and details on how to enter, please contact londonrunandbecome [dot] com (Shankara Smith at Run and Become).
Results for 2006 are now online.
We now have views on the race from some of the runners, including our winner John Pares and his fellow debutant at the distance Chris Carver.
You can also see brief personal summaries of the entrants in the Race Program.
Shankara has now added her personal Race Report.
Photos from this and previous Self Transcendence ultras will be found in the Sri Chinmoy AC UK Galleries
Before the race, Tarit Adrian Stott (one of the runners, and a former winner of this event) penned this short tribute to his great friend, Ongkar Tony Smith, who was Race Director of the 24 Hour Race from its inception right up to 2004.
Results and stories from 2005 and 2004 are still online for you to take a look:
24 Hour Race 2005
24 Hour Race 2004
Race Information for the Event:
STATUS OF THE EVENT
The race is held under permit from the South of England Athletic Association and organised to RRC and IAU standards regarding measurement of circuit, lap counting and ratification of records. The race is organised by Sri Chinmoy A.C.
VENUE & FACILITIES
The race will be held on the track at Tooting Bec, Tooting Bec Road, London SW17. The track is 400m. outdoor all weather Ã ¢Ã Ã TartanÃ ¢Ã Ã with floodlighting. There are ample changing rooms and showers together with rest facilities immediately adjacent to the track. Light refreshments, including tea, coffee, juice, electrolytic drinks, biscuits, chocolate, fruit and sandwiches will be available on the track throughout the duration of the race. In addition hot food will be available at the main meal times (i.e. Saturday lunch, supper and Sunday breakfast). A hot meal will also be provided at the Post Race Function. Meals will be available for handlers at extra cost. Medical back up will be available from Saturday evening till the end of the race. A team of lap counters will record every lap for each runner. Split times will be taken at all major intermediary distances for the lead runners.
Trophies will be awarded to the first seven finishers, the first three veterans over 50, the first two veterans over 60 and all lady finishers. Medals and certificates will be presented to all finishers. All awards will be presented at the Post Race Function.
RACE DAY DETAILS
On the morning of the race the runners are welcome to arrive at Tooting Bec Track any time from 9:30am and not later than 11am if possible. Tooting Bec track is located on the A214 Tooting Bec Road. The nearest station is Tooting Bec ( London Underground Ã ¢Ã Ã Northern Line) and buses 246 and 349 pass by.
Facilities at Tooting Bec include:
Indoor rest and changing areas
Indoor toilets and showers
Ample car parking and tent space available on the outer perimeter of, but adjacent to, the track. (No vehicles or tents will be allowed on the in-field of the track)
Indoor lounge area for helpers.
The direction of the race will be changed every four hours
Hot and cold drinks and refreshments station trackside
Hourly changed leader and mileage board
Physiotherapists and masseurs available
Post race meal and presentations at 1pm on Sunday the 15th
We will be providing the following hot vegetarian meals Ã ¢Ã Ã Saturday lunch and supper, Sunday breakfast and post Ã ¢Ã Ã race meal. These meals are also available to runners free of charge. RunnerÃ ¢Ã Ã s handlers are also very welcome to partake of these meals so long as they are booked and paid for in advance (please use the form enclosed with your race entry acceptance). Trackside refreshments in the form of tea, coffee, juice, energy drinks, biscuits and fruit will be available throughout the race.
The CompetitorÃ ¢Ã Ã s Medical Record should be completed shortly before race day and it is fine to bring it with you on the day (as long as you donÃ ¢Ã Ã t have any serious conditions), just donÃ ¢Ã Ã t forget!
There will be physiotherapists in attendance at the race led by Joy Walter Msc MCSP, who has served the race well in the past. She strongly recommends that you bring a helper with you who can monitor your liquid intake during the event.
We have a very promising field this year, with quite a few European runners, making it an international field. We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the race, which we hope will be a great success for everyone.
Shankara Smith (Race Director)