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Earlier this month, one of the UK’s top ultra runners, Paul Navesey, set a new 50km Treadmill World Record at the Profeet Run Lab.

 

The challenge was part of Profeet’s Ultra Running Day, which also included advice from some of Britain’s top ultra runners and the chance to test Salomon Running equipment.

 

Three hours, nine minutes and eight seconds to beat

 

The previous record was held by Stephen Courtney who set a time of 3:09:08 in Perth, Australia in 2010. That left Paul needed to keep up a pace of 3:47 min/km to set a new record.

 

The world record attempt started at 11am at our Fulham store, and Paul was paced through his attempt by other members of the Profeet and Centurion Running teams.

Paced along the way

 

Pacers included James Elson through the first 5km, then Richard Ashton (shown below), before Robbie Britton (shown above) joined Paul.

 

Mark Perkins – winner of the 2014 SDW100 and Berlin 100 – joined Paul at the 40km mark.

A despicable world record?

 

Max Wilcocks cheekily suggested the distinctive yellow shirts were eerily reminiscent of Minions – which would have been a despicable world record!

A New World Record

 

Paul pushed hard all the way and – subject to ratification – he didn’t just do it, he smashed it!  

His final time for 50km was 3:05:37
– a new world record by a massive 3 minutes and 32 seconds.

 

Congratulations Paul!


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