ACK RAC - Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race

Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race
Newsletter 2
June 3 2014
Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race
June 3 2014
Welcome to the second newsletter of the
2014 Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race.
Current entrants:
Konstantinos Anagnostou
Tiago Bandeira de Lima
Benjamin Barrell
Steven Battle
Ruth Emma Benzimra
Carmen Byrne
Paul Corderoy
Mike Feighan
Paul Fernandez
Scott Filmer
Matthew Gilliard
Anne Green
Phillip Howells
Grant Jeans
Peter Johnson
Victoria Luffrum
Laura Maddison
Jeremy Mower
Geoff Oliver
Chris Penny
Hugh Pinner
Peter Simpson
Kathy Tytler
There are a few details that we would like to inform you
about that have taken shape since the last newsletter.
Dave Dowdle 1982
Getting to Podsmead by bus
The number 10 bus leaves from the City Centre and stops
outside the lower car park entrance of the track. The bus
stop is in Clarence St. which is about 150m from the train
station. A timetable is attached to the email this newsletter comes with.
By Taxi
Taking a taxi from Gloucester train station to the
Podsmead track will cost £8-£10.
Meals at the Race
There will be a light snack available around 2 pm. The
evening meal will be at 7pm and will be Jacket potatoes
with beans/cheese and a shreded salad.
There will be soup available throughout the night
and breakfast will be at 7. This will feature scrambled
eggs,toast and/or porridge.
The post race meal will be vegetarian lasagne with garlic
Attached to this email is a form to let us know if any crew
members will require meals as these will be extra as
shown on the form.
Additionally, Bob Purcell will be setting up a barbecue
Saturday evening and everyone is welcome to purchase
the delights on offer.
Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race
Sports Therapists
Nick Lewis has put together a team of therapists who are
Masters students at the University of Gloucester and we
are very grateful that they will be providing cover for the
Turn Around
It’s standard practice at track ultras to change direction
every 4 hours and we will be maintaining that tradition.
Medical Form
There is a medical form attached to this newsletter mailing which we would be grateful if you could print out, fill
in and bring with you to the race.
Ken Leyshon has kindly donated a Rugby shirt signed
by the Gloucester Rugby Team to raise funds to help
cover the cost of the event and tickets will be on sale
throughout the event.
Event Contacts
Pam`s email: [email protected]
Pam`s phone: 0793 905 2748
Abichal: [email protected]
Abichal Cell: 07923833719
Publicity: Phil Howells
Tel/Fax: +44(0)1531 636752
Mob: +44(0)7802 260906
[email protected]
Checkout the race website at:
Also visit the Facebook page from time to time.
We are being helped by several individuals and companies who have kindly offered their services or support
and we are very grateful for their responses.
Ed & Phil Active - owned by Edward Chapman and Phillip Howells and who are also well-known ultra distance
runners are distributors and agents for a selected range
of innovative products for many sporting and outdoor
pursuits, specialising in trail and off-road running and
walking and serving an expanding network of retail outlets throughout the UK.
See their website at
We have an attractive logo courtesy of Mark Howlett at
howlett design. It makes such a difference and we are
grateful to Mark who put it together very quickly.
Go Outdoors in Gloucester are helping provide sports
drink and have donated a Ron Hill jacket as a prize.
The track lighting has been kindly sorted for us by Chris
O’Carroll. Ermin Plant hire are going to supply all we
need. The use of the track lighting is subject to limitations due to the closeness of the residential community
so we will have a lower level of lighting that won’t be
such a problem for the neighbourhood.
Keith Godden at
has kindly offered some prizes. Keith set up Ultramarathonrunning to provide an excellent ultra calendar and
subsequently created an online specialist store supplying
running equipment, clothing, gear and nutrition for trail
& ultramarathon runners that like to run long!
We are grateful to Wincanton Logistics for the contents
of the goody bags.
We would also like to thank Mike Storey and his colleague Dennis King who are generously sponsoring the
cost of the aid table.