Pomeroy Richard

Pomeroy Richard
  • Full Name: Pomeroy Richard
  • ID: 4130
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1965-03-31
Mini CV
I have run a number of ultra marathons over the last few years, including the Spartathlon 2017 and the UK Centurion Grand Slam series of 100 miles trail races in 2015. I have also successfully completed the UTMB (2009), Leadville 100 Trail race (2013), as part of my 100 mile race finishes, in addition to running the MdS twice, in 2008 and 2013.

My best marathon time is 3:15 in Edinburgh 2015, but I hope to improve on this in London 2018.

I am looking forward to having the opportunity to improve on my finish time from 2017, if successful in the lottery for the race in 2018.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2017 199 Finish 35:36:29
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Described as the world's most grueling race, the Spartathlon runs over rough tracks and muddy paths (often it rains during the race), crosses vineyards and olive groves, climbs steep hillsides and, most challenging of all, takes the runners on the 1,200 meter ascent and descent of Mount Parthenio in the dead of night.
This is the mountain, covered with rocks and bushes, on which it is said Pheidippides met the god Pan.

Spartathlon is the event that brings this deed to attention today by drawing a legend out of the depths of history. The idea for its creation is belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus' narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours.

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