King Offas Dyke Ultra 2017 – Results

King Offas Dyke Ultra
King Offas Dyke Ultra 2017

Greg Crowley won the 185 mile King Offas Dyke Ultra 2017. The race finished in Prestatyn in North Wales after starting at Chepstow September 15th and following the ancient border between England and Wales, King Offas’s Dyke.
In second place was Thomas Hollins and third was Mark Collinson who finished in 63:14. There was only one female finisher – Victoria Owens who finished in just over 85 hours.

In the Mercian Challenge, a shorter 100 mile option, Becky Wightman triumphed overall in 31:25. First man was second placed Rupert Cheshire who finished in 33:10.

Karl Shields, who came 13th, wrote a race report which can be found at the link below.

The event will take place next in 2019 as it alternates with Deadwater which will take place in 2018.

King Offas Dyke Ultra
Pos Name Time
1 Greg Crowley 54:54:04
2 Thomas Hollins 59:18:17
3 Mark Collinson 63:14:00
1 Victoria Owens 85:17:59
Starters: 33
Finishers: 22
Mercian Challenge
1 Becky Wightman 31:25:19
2 Rupert Cheshire 33:10:51
3 Dan Mayers 33:38:18
4 Ashley Ward 40:40:11
5 Jess Palmer 40:43:43
6 Katy McGowan 41:24:11
Stephen Greenhalgh DNF

Race Links

Live tracking –
Facebook: Beyond Marathon Community
Race report: Karl Shields King Offas Dyke Ultra 2017
Race Report: Andy Brooks – Traversing a Great Frontier

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