Tooting Bec 24hr – On this weekend

Posted on October 6, 2007 by

Posted by: Tony Mangan.

The 2007 Self Transcendence 24 Hour Track Race will take place on 6 & 7 October (12 Noon start) at Tooting Bec Athletics Track, London.

Self Transcendence 24 Hour Race 2007

The 2007 Self Transcendence 24 Hour Track Race – 6 & 7 October (12 Noon
start) at Tooting Bec Athletics Track, London Results will be posted here as soon as possible after the race – please bear with us, as it takes time to confirm and upload results.

Entries are now closed – below you will find the official list of Competitors in alphabetical order, followed by the code of conduct for the race. All entrants should check that they are on the list and read the code of conduct – if you have any questions please contact the race director, Shankara Smith, at Run and Become (0207 222 1314). We look forward to welcoming you all to the track at Tooting!
Surname     First Name     Club     Age
1     Bazzana     Lucio     A.S. Pro San Pietro-Sanremo     53
2     Black     Sam     100K Association     62
3     Bowker     David     Agyston Runners     49
4     Burrows     Tess     u/a     59
5     Bush     Andy     u/a     44
6     Carver     Chris     Otley AC     43
7     Clements     Susan     London Vidarians     53
8     Coffey     Dan     Cambridge Harriers     76
9     Coote     Steve     Vegetarian C&AC     49
10     Doerfler     Andreas     HVB Club     40
11     Doke     Marie     u/a     42
12     Eccles     Andy     Wiggan Phoenix     46
13     Ellis     George     53-12     43
14     Fancett     Ken     Beckenham RC     58
15     Fursey     Karl     Black Combe Runners     35
16     Gayter     Sharon     New Marske H     43
17     Gilbert     Michael     Ipswich Jaffa     56
18     Hammond     Peter     u/a     61
19     Hay-Heddle     Katherine     u/a     32
20     Holloway     Dave     u/a     51
21     Hoyle     Raymond     Watford H     65
22     John     Gilbert     Les Croupiers     56
23     Jones     Colin     Barking RR     42
24     Keogh     John     Hunters Bog Trotters     56
25     Martin     Derek     100K Association     60
26     Mason     Stephen     Dundee Hawkhill H.     39
27     McCuaig     Ian     Newark AC     46
28     McCurdy     Ray     100 Marathon Club     53
29     Morrison     Sid     100K Association     65
30     O’Brien     Tim     u/a     35
31     Oliver     Geoff     100K Association     74
32     Pares     John     Buckley RC     41
33     Pope     Stephen     u/a     41
34     Riley     Jane     Holme Pierrepont     41
35     Schmicker     Jurgen     Athletik     51
36     Seabrook     Patricia     Finch Coasters     67
37     Skelton     Vicky     North Devon RR     39
38     Spacil     Petr     Sri Chinmoy AC     29
39     Stewart     Lindsey     u/a     50
40     Storey     Pam     Serpentine     59
41     Thevenet-Smith     Ramona     Woking AC     47
42     Tranter     Paul     u/a     42
43     Wallace     Jim     Middlesex Casuals     45
44     Watkins     Abichal     Sri Chinmoy AC     46

Tytler     Kathy     Reading RR     50
Speller     Richard     Worthing Striders     43
Rutter     David     Brighton & Hove     71
Hoggett     Geoffrey     Surrey Walking Club     77
Howard     Mark     RRC     35

‘Code of Conduct’ 24 hour track race

This ‘code’ is to make the event fair to all competitors at all levels of ability during the 24 hours of the event.. Before the event starts all competitors need to identify and make themselves known to their lap recorder. These will be situated in a tent on the home straight opposite the Start/Finish line. This is very important, as you will need to be known to each other throughout the event. You will need to arrange how you will let each other know that a lap has been completed, usually by the runner calling the recorders name as they pass. Also you will need to arrange how you will either ‘signal to’ or tell your recorder when you have previously left the track for any reason before reaching them or that you are going to before completing the lap you are about to start e.g. a toilet break.

Distance over time is a different discipline to time over distance. As implied the objective is to cover the greatest distance in a specific time period. The overall distance is calculated from the number of recorded laps or part laps by each contestant during the time period. The greatest recorded distance for any runner during the time period is the one that wins the event. Overall distance is the criteria and the winner does not have to be on the track at end of the time period. In a track race the lap used for calculation purposes is the inside lane lap, which is 400 metres from start to finish line. Any distance run outside of the inside lane cannot be included in the calculated overall distance. This effectively makes it imperative for all competitors to use the inside lane. If the right ‘code of conduct’ is followed by all competitors for all 24 hours this can be achieved.

As soon after the start as possible all competitors should get into single file running at or on the white line marking the outside edge of the inside lane. This single file position at or on the white line should be maintained throughout the race. This will leave the opportunity for overtaking on the nearside, the shortest route for anyone travelling faster or accelerating to overtake the person in front of them. If at any time a competitor finds two other competitors side by side in the inside lane in front them they should shout the word ‘Track’ in sufficient time for the inside one of the two to accelerate in front of the other so resuming the ‘single file’ position.

There are a potential 45 persons who will be on the track at anytime all travelling at different speeds all wanting to achieve their maximum distance. If all competitors make it their intention to comply with this ‘code of conduct’ throughout the whole 24 hour time period there should not be any problems or reason to cover extra-unrecorded distance. Because racing positions will change constantly MP3 players will not be allowed to be worn at any time in the INSIDE LANE. All competitors should be able to hear anyone calling ‘track’ at any time and/or any other instructions they may need to be given by race officials. They should also be able to hear the presence of other competitors behind them. This ‘ban on MP3 players in the INSIDE LANE’ as a possible cause of problems during the event will be listed in the race ‘risk assessment’, and enforced by the Race Referee. (They can be worn in any other lane if the competitor is prepared to stay in that lane). All unaccompanied competitors by necessity will have to take their drinks and/or food from a table in a stationery position. To maintain consistency anyone accompanying a runner must also give any drink or food to their runner from a stationery position. Any other assistance given by a helper to any competitor, on foot and moving, must be from alongside or from behind the competitor. Any action by a helper that could be construed as ‘pacing or unfair assistance to their runner’ could ultimately lead to the disqualification of the competitor e.g. on the move, in front of them.

The toilets are situated on the home straight side of the main changing rooms building. Any competitor taking a ‘toilet’ break’ must leave and return to the track using the same route from the track and back again. Any time a competitor leaves the track must be recorded. When verifying overall distance, laps by an individual competitor usually maintain a steady average. When suddenly there is a very extended difference in lap times it is usually one of two reasons. They are either, one completed lap has not been recorded or the competitor left the track during a particular lap. For this reason this communication between competitor and lap recorder must be maintained the whole time so there can be no subsequent doubt as to why the vast difference occurred. Any competitor that is off the track for more than
2 hours without giving an explanation of absence, or off the track in excess of 5 hours (with explanation) to Race Director or Lap Recorder will be retired by the Race Referee.

This ‘Code of conduct’ when conformed to by all entrants has been proved successful in other events and gives all entrants the opportunity to achieve their maximum distance for the time period.
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