Mablethorpe RC runner wins Race to the Stones 50k Ultra

Leon Hockham won the Race to the Stones 50k Ultra EMN-150308-171838002
Leon Hockham won the Race to the Stones 50k Ultra EMN-150308-171838002

Ultra-runner Leon Hockham celebrated his first win at the punishing Race to the Stones 50k Ultra on Saturday.

The event, in Oxfordshire, is the largest ultra-marathon in the UK and attracts some of the world’s best ultra runners to take on 50k or 100k routes.

The Mablethorpe Running Club member faced ascents of up to 2,300ft in the 50k non-stop course from Oxfordshire to Berkshire.

He was the first of 67 finishers to complete the gruelling course, clocking 5hr 15min 52secs, a full eight minutes ahead of second-placed Peter Spice.