Chownsmith Laurence

Chownsmith Laurence
  • Full Name: Chownsmith Laurence
  • ID: 4607
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1964-02-21
Mini CV
I entered for the Spartathlon in 2016 and was unsuccessful. However I then supported my friend on this run and Martin Ilott was successful. It was great fun and a very different experience. I have run a number of Ultra runs , most recently the 2016 Olympian in under 28hrs and also the Sakura Michi in 2015 which I completed in 34 hrs and 3minutes. For my training this year I have entered 3 races in the UK all between 135 and 146 miles.
I recently completed the Spartathlon in 2017 in 35 hrs and 35 mins.
In 2018 I will run the Doliho in April and the LLCR in August.
DUV Link
http://statistik.d-u-v.org/getresultperson.php?runner=15300
Race #BIB C/P Time
2018 151 Finish 33:46:27
2017 224 Finish 35:36:20
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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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