Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners tackle 24-hour challenge

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners took part in the Phoenix Running P24 event

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners took part in the Phoenix Running P24 event - Credit: Archant

Three members of Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners took part in the Phoenix Running P24 event at the weekend.

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners took part in the Phoenix Running P24 event

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners took part in the Phoenix Running P24 event - Credit: Archant

The virtual event began at 8am on Saturday and continued for 24 hours until Sunday morning.

And runners had to run a minimum of one mile every hour on the hour, with some miles themed and including a sprint, a fancy dress element, a family mile and a breakfast mile.

Over the course of the 24-hour period Rachel Rising completed 26.2 miles in a time of 2:55.05, while Gillian Robertson covered the same distance in a time of 3:39.05.

Ashwin Shah managed to go that little bit further, covering 26.6 miles in 3:25.12.

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Ashwin Shah

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Ashwin Shah - Credit: Archant

A club spokesperson said: “This was a real test of mental and physical stamina with no or little sleep during the whole time!”