Atlas Running – Last One Standing ‘Florence Court’ 2017:
Over the course of this weekend (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017), local events management company Atlas Running, the brainchild of running enthusiasts and brothers, Sammy and Adrian Daye, hosted their Last One Standing ‘Florence Court’ endurance race in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
The unique endurance spectacle, required athletes to take to the start-line at 12pm on Saturday – the runners had one hour to complete a 4.2 mile lap and then had to be back at the start line ready to go again at 1pm, then again at 2pm and so on. Any runner not finishing the 4.2 mile lap inside the time limit and back on the line ready to start again on the next hour was disqualified.
This happened every hour until only one runner returned to the start line, at which point that runner had to complete a solo lap inside the time limit to be crowned the winner. All runners with the exception of the winner were awarded an official DNF (did not finish) medal and any competitor still in the race at 24hrs (100.8 mile) received an Atlas Running 100 mile medal.
Endurance specialist and winner of Atlas Running’s first ever Last One Standing (in Castle Ward – February 2016), Bobbie Irvine (Seapark AC) claimed the title – he was the final athlete standing, having completed 113.4 miles!
The final lady in the competition was Muck Hogs athlete Jill McCann, who completed 84 miles.
Full results for the event will be added to the ‘Results’ page of our website when they are available.
In Norway, Lochaber AC’s Northern Ireland lady Ciara Largey completed the tough 33k Stranda Fjord Trail Race. Crossing over three major summits with a total ascent of 3,000 metres, the impressive, but technical route takes in views of the spectacular fjord and finishes in Stranda Ski Resort, high above the town.
Ciara continued her good run of form, taking 8th place in a competitive female field, with a time of 5.58:23. The ladies winner was Henriette Albon (Varegg IL) in 5.09:47.