Chrissie Wellington to race her first ultra marathon

March 14, 2021 0 By JohnValbyNation

4x Kona champ Chrissie Wellington has announced she will be running Heineken Race to the Tower, a double marathon along the Cotswolds Way, on 10th June.


“I’m really excited about this new adventure, but I have to admit to being slightly daunted too. The HeinekenRace to the Tower is a huge, huge challenge for me,” she says.

“An ultra is something I said I would never do and I’m quite worried that I may not even finish. I did run the London Marathon in April, which was a fantastic experience and I really enjoyed having a sporting goal again – even if I’m not as fast as I used to be. I’m still not sure what came over me, but I decided to Google ultra races soon after crossing the finish line. I blame post marathon delirium. 

“In terms of race strategy I don’t really know what to expect but I have asked a few, experienced ultra runners for their advice, and the consensus seems to be: take a slower pace, fuel relatively early on and walk the hills. And, most importantly, enjoy it!”