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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Western States result

Wow - that was a race alright. Cat and mouse all the way. I ran very consistently but didn't quite have the legs for the battle at the end. 4th place, 15 hours 55mins. I'll take that.

Thanks for all the brilliant support from the UK.

Jez.

31 comments:

Mike Mason said...

well done Jez..fantastic time and race....

Tim said...

Isn't that a massive PB by nearly an hour? Fantastic run Jez. Hope you're not too disappointed at not getting a podium position.

UltraStu said...

Hi Jez

Absolutely awesome result. Tremendous effort. Yes third would have been great, but 4th place in the time you ran is amazingly fantastic.

Great to see the British doing so well. Ian Sharman 10th, and Ellie Greenwood, with 7 miles to go, in 3rd place.

See you on the start line at UTMB in 9 weeks time!

Stuart

paddyrunner said...

Congrats Jez, really strong performance.

Looking forward to seeing what you can do at the UTMB

Chris said...

Fantastic result Jez. Well done!

John Kynaston said...

Congratulations Jez ... it was exciting enough following you on the web site/twitter etc!

Recover well and all the best for UTMB

Björn Grass said...

Good job Jez!!!

Keith Hughes said...

Sensational run Jez, was keeping up to date between a few beers and it looked like a cracking battle... 4 blokes under 16hrs, amzing .. Looking fw to the full report.. You must be buzzing.. Cheers Keith

Bethan Griffiths said...

Nice one Jez!

Charlie said...

Gee Mike Wolfe really saved the day for the Yanks or it may have been an international top 4 - Nick Clark is a Brit too.

Great run Jez. Exciting to see you in the lead for a while

Davie said...

Brilliant running, Jez. I think that can be described as a true race! Ellie must have had a great finish too. If she blogs get a link!!!

Peter Duggan said...

Congrats, Jez... think you kept more than a few folk up very late, but it was worth it! :-)

Happy Days said...

Fantastic result, well done.

Andy Cole said...

Great run Jez, really well done.

curt young said...

well done from a fellow warwickshire runner.

did us proud

Thomas said...

just woke up because you kept me up all night ;-)

Apbsolutely brilliant! What a fantastic time. What a battle at the sharp end of the world class. Can't wait for your full report.

Steve Speirs said...

Outstanding race, Jez. Enjoyed tracking your progress...

--Steve

mark collinson said...

Well done Jez!!! What a fantastic run !!! Could not tear myself away from the webcast, amazing just watching the statistics changing, so heaven only no's what it was like to be in the middle of the action!!! Truly inspirational for all us Brit's back home!!!

Julie said...

What a race... congratulations on being part of such a contest.

Davie - this is Ellie's blog:

http://elliegreenwood.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Brilliant stuff Jez! Amazing race!!

Lee Firman. UK

Ronan said...

Did someone say a PB by an hour!? At that level? You animal!! Man, I've been following you since your MarathonTalk podcast interview. You're a legend! You've inspired me to try some longer fell races this coming year! Can't wait to see you hand out some slaps at UTMB!

discostu said...

I echo everyones else comments Jez. A truly amazing race. I can't even comprehend how you guys run at that pace for 50 miles let alone continue and hold it together for another 50!!! Simply breathtaking stuff. Massive congratulations to you, Ellie (1st female), Nick and Ian. Big up the Brits!!!

Gemma carter said...

Woohoo! Brilliant Jez! Fantastic result, so impressed!

paul reynolds said...

Brilliant run man. Followed you throughout on the live cam,matchsticks in eyes stuff!! You went after it from the start and showed b...s. Watch out Chamonix. Up the Brits!!

Marco Consani said...

Fantastic race Jez. Well done. It was really exciting following it on twitter.
Take care and recover well.

Marco

Dan said...

Brilliant as usual. Lot's of talk about you in Chamonix this weekend
Congrats.

Tony Mollica said...

Nice run Jez! Congratulations!

Robbo said...

Was gripped all evening. Take my hat off to you! You've turned a more than average plodder into an ambitious dreamer. Good luck in the UTMB! Daz

Pommers said...

Fantastic result Jez! Well done and good job keeping the flag flying for GB :-)

Flip said...

brilliant run Jez, i loved following it on't t'ternet .

Anonymous said...

Just been reading through all your amazing achievements. I can see why standing water in the basement could lose it's appeal in comparison... Many congratulations.

Harry