Richard QuennellRichard Quennell

Date of Birth : 14/05/1968

Place of Birth : Northampton

Event : 24 Hour Racing

Richard ran his first marathon in 1994 and joined Northampton Phoenix in 1996. As well as running for the Club he spent six years on the Committee as Treasurer until the merger with Rugby AC.

Having  concentrated on the marathon distance, running the Luton Marathon in December 1999, he also took part in the Birmingham League Cross Country as well as a number of track meetings where as well as doing the 3000 metre steeplechase he threw the shot, discuss and javelin on occasions.

Richard turned to ultra running in 2007 and was finishing consistently within the top five without ever winning a race until 2009 when he finished equal first in the Atlantic Coast Challenge which was 3 marathons in 3 days along the Cornish Coast.

He then took part in his first 24 hour race in October 2009 which he won covering a distance of just short of 146 miles which allowed him to qualify to run for GB &NI at the IAU 24hr World and European Championships in Brive-La-Gaillarde, France.

In 2010 Richard was ranked No2 in Great Britian and No1 in England.


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International Honours:

Great Britain & Northern Ireland -IAU 24 Hr World & European Championships Brive-La-Gauillarde France

Personal Bests

Luton Marathon 1999 2:42:32
Ultra Running 12 Hour 134.51km
Ultra Running 24 Hour 246.121km