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The Barry 40 is a 40-mile ultramarathon which takes place annually in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, claiming to be the longest running annual ultramarathon in the UK. The 30th annual Barry 40 Mile race was held at Jenner Park Stadium, Barry on Sunday 26 March 2016, when 13 people started and nine successfully completed the course.
Many records have been set at the race as there are few races of this distance and 59 world best performances including two Greek National records set by George Dayantis in 2011. Seventy-seven-year-old Geoff Oliver also set new world bests at 30 miles and 50 km in the M75-79 age group in 2011 bringing his total to five world bests set at the Barry 40 mile race.
- Women - Carolyn Hunter-Rowe - 4:26:43 1993
- Men - Simon Pride - 3:53:55 1999
Hosts and venue
The race was first held in 1986 and is organised by Les Croupiers Running Club. The race takes place at Jenner Park Stadium.
- Rebecca Lord (30 March 2016) "Steve Way breaks World M40 record at Barry 40 Mile Track Race", Barry and District News. Retrieved 19 November 2016.