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The Scillies 60 is a new race for 2023. 60km spread over 6 legs on 5 of the islands of the Isles of Scilly - starting and finishing on Tresco and following the coast path to complete a lap of each island.
So here how it works:
The first leg is around 10km on Tresco and runners have 63 minutes in which to complete it. If you make the cut off you’re on the boat to the next island. To ensure runners know that the timer is in synch with their own timings with 2 minutes to go the Claxon sounds. It then sounds again to indicate time’s up. You have to cross the leg finishing line before the second claxon or you’re out.
Then's its over to Bryher (8km) followed by St Martins 9.5km), St Marys (18km) and St Agnes (8.5km) before returning for a shorter 6km run on Tresco to the finish.
The female and male winner of each island leg received a special island winners shirt and the overall race leader gets to wear the race leader shirt.
The cut off times in terms of pace are the same throughout - 12 minutes per mile or 7.5 minutes per km. That sounds fine if you’re out running on the roads but this is largely on the ups and downs of the coastal path.
As you will hear Tracy missed the cut off at the end of leg 4 by just 21 seconds.
Stuart finished 8th overall in a total time of 6:18:13 - the winning time was 4:50:25
There is a great video on the Scillies 60 website documenting the event.
The race limit was 75 and 24 runners finished.
This is episode 123 of the Running 44@60 podcast. You can access and download the previous 122 episodes via your usual podcast app or on the Running 44@60 podcast page.
Host Trevor Lee ran his own first ultra in 2021 - the 44 mile Classic Quarter - hence 44@60. Trevor has written a book about his buildup and adventure – it is both a business and running book and is available on Amazon via this link: 12 Business Lessons from Running an Ultra Marathon. Each sales generates £5 for Childrens Hospice South West.
Trevor's big running goal currently is the Arc of Attrition 50 in January 2024. He's doing his first 24 hour race on July 8th Hope 24, the Black Rat in August and the Endurance Life Suffolk 32 miler in October followed by the Bys Vyken lighthouse marathon at the end of October. He's planning to spend June doing more recce 's of the Arc 50 course.
If you would like to come on this podcast and share your running experiences, tips, advice, plans, as well as specialist knowledge that will help runners then email Trevor via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Running 44@60 podcast began as a learning / motivational tool for host Trevor Lee in his quest to run a first ever ultra - the Classic Quarter in 2021 - here's the story of Running 44@60
It now has over 100 episodes and is aimed at those thinking about and committing to their first ever ultra.
Trevor wrote a book : 12 Business Lessons from Running an Ultra Marathon - all proceeds go to the Children's Hospice South West