40 Mile Club
N.B. - This page and linked
Spreadsheet have been updated to include 2017 results -
All checking & correction of known queries have been
completed by 26-Apr-2016.
Any other queries or
corrections? If so please e-mail
The spreadsheet version is available for you to download with
above link, and is now the only version published. See bottom
of page for a box containing a few comments.
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This data commemorates and tabulates all people who have
completed the 40 miles. See general notes
below for explanation of data and general assumptions.
Assumptions for some individuals are shown - if anyone can
confirm/correct these assumptions, please e-mail me - I will then update/correct this
page and source data.
GENERAL NOTES (covering overall assumptions
and meaning of data)
- This is a total of 1,445 names,
assuming all my assumptions are correct.
- All times are rounded to the nearest minute, even when
seconds are recorded in data for that event.
- Where an individual has completed the 40 miles in more than
one year, the lowest recorded time is used.
- I have not distinguished between runners, runners/walkers,
walker/runners and walkers (unless they were record holders or
event winners), but times give a strong clue:
- Runners times
recorded are between 4:57 and 14:50
- Walkers times recorded
are between 09:17 and 16:00
Some Runners in above were
probably really Runner/Walkers. As from 2007 the runners,
runners/walkers, walker/runners and walkers term was dropped,
and all are recorded as Individuals .
- Most of the data to derive above was taken from the annual
challenge results pages on this website.
- "Bean, Cyril" , "Brandon, Bob" and "Green, John" are added
as 40 milers from other data.
- "Tonkinson, Frank" , "French, Justin" , "Lewis, David" and
"Shelton, Doug" walked the 40 miles as a group a day before the
Challenge in 1999. The time recorded is approximate time as
recalled by Frank Tonkinson.
- In 2017, 219 individuals completed the
40 miles. Of these we added 131 new
members, 35 people Improved on their
earlier times (mostly 2016), and 53 people
again achieved 40 miles, but in more time (sometimes only just,
and sometimes because this time they walked when previously they
- One person ("Swift, Mark") has now completed 40 miles on
One person ("Townend,
Martin") has now completed 40 miles on 14
One person ("Kacarevic,
George", ) has now completed 40 miles on 12
Two people (""Colbourne,
Steve", "Ibison, Peter") have now completed 40 miles on
Four people ("Morris,
Stephen", "Stevens, Phil, "Timms,
"Wade, Anne" ) have now
completed 40 miles on 10
Two more people
have achieved 9 times.
more people have achieved 8
Seven more people have
achieved 7 times.
more people have achieved 6
Note also that after
14 people 5
78 people 3 times.
Excel Table by "No of years to 2016" by choosing "Largest to
smallest" to see who these are, or to count the 1
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HTML Version of 40-milers data
In previous years I also published as an HTML web page
version - see 40-Milers-2014
for 2014 publication.
40-Mile Club page for 2014 was nearly 220KB, a bit
slow to download and can be somewhat difficult to find what
The Excel Spreadsheet version looks similar, & was
only 290KB, but although downloading it and opening your
Excell viewer takes longer, it can then be sorted to produce a
good representation of almost any sub-set you are interested
It also has Tabs to open popular derived reports,
- Scores for This Year - a simple report
of the key numbers
- Records - including:
Records through the years
- Mens Records
through the years
- Number of Times through
the years as 40-Milers
- Summary - a count of Number of Members
each year since 1974
Following response to proposal on 2014 issue, I have
decided NOT to continue with an updated HTML
Version. The 2014 version is still available to view,
and at the bottom contains a box discussing the pros and cons
of having an HTML version.