The Channel Island's original Ultra Marathon will be taking place at 6am on 5th August 2017 around
the Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK.
At approximately 48 miles (77Km) and 1000 metres of ascent this race will circle around the island following the stunning granite cliffs of the North Coast to the golden sands of St. Ouen's Bay and the South Coast.
We had offered a prize of £2000 for anyone who could run 48 miles in under 6 hours?
Dan Doherty ran Round The Rock in 6hours 15 minutes and matched that time in 2012.
In 2011 Dan described Round The Rock,
"This is definitely one for the beginner to ultra running and certainly for someone who wants to make the step up to the 50 mile mark. But it’s also one for the more experienced runner who may want to try and break the 6 hour mark which I know can be achieved. That’s why I’ll be back next year to hit the sub 6 hour :O). See you there."
In 2012 Dan matched his previous years blistering run in blistering heat... so the 6 hour target remains. Bruno Francisco in 2014 came tantalisingly close but the Rock could not be defeated and he managed an incredible 6 hours 23 minutes.
In 2015 Steve Way and Paul Martiletti smashed the record and took away the £2000 prize for achieving an incredible 5 hours 46 minutes.
This leaves us in a dilemna what next.... we will let you know soon!
Take a look at Daniel Doherty's write up from his first