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SarahCrunning - 11/08/2017 18:26:18
   
Stour Valley Path 100
There are 114 runners on the start list for tomorrow's SVP100. Early starters will have 15.5 hours to complete the 100k route from Newmarket in Suffolk to Cattamade in Essex. Those with a later start time will have only 14 hours but will eligible for podium places and prizes. Only 22 women are on the start list, and only 3 of these are in the later wave, meaning those three women are guaranteed podium places if they complete the race. It's sad to see such a small percentage of women entering. Does anyone have any thoughts on why this might be?

The Stour Valley Path is in an area renowned for its beauty which has been pained by the likes of Constable and Gainsborough. The race is popular with our runner reviewers who gave it an average of 4.5 stars (9 reviews). The current course records are 9:27 (male) and 10:46 (female). Tomorrow's weather looks promising so there is every opportunity for records to be broken. Good luck to everyone running and let us know how you get on.
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SarahCrunning - 12/08/2017 19:05:23
   
RE:Stour Valley Path 100
John Connolly has broken the course record with a winning time of 9:24. That is one fantastic 100k time!
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SarahCrunning - 12/08/2017 20:55:07
   
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Congratulations to first lady Kelly Pepper on her winning time of 11:00.
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SarahCrunning - 12/08/2017 22:29:05
   
RE:Stour Valley Path 100
Well done to all those who completed SVP100. These are the top three finishers:

1. John Connolly 9:24:10
2. Charles Harpur 10:39:10
3. Kelly Pepper 11:00:55

Colin Harpur was third male in 11;23:37. Kelly was the only female of the 8:30 starters to finish and therefore the only one eligible for a prize. However, it's great to see a woman coming third overall. The fastest women in the 7:00 start group were Melanie McKay (12:46:48) and Michelle Gordon (14:09:22). If you ran the race then we would love to read your review: https://www.runultra.co.uk/Events/Stour-Valley-Path-100-Ultra-Run#reviewSection. It would be great to see more women entering next year.
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