I've just seen the official results from the Tooting Bec 24 hr race and it appears that Richard Quennell was just short of 235 km. Still a very good result for him though.
This means that the UK still has only two men over the A standard for the 2009 World Championships. And now three men over the B (team) standard of 225 km, ie myself, Jim Rogers and now Richard Quennell.
This means, in theory that, if the qualifying standards for the 2010 World Championships remain at 2009 levels then John Pares and Stephen Mason will be automatically selected based on their performances at the Commonwealth Championships.
Then, if UKA decide to send a full team, they can choose one or two or three from myself, Jim and Richard.
Now, having achieved a personal best in my first championship race is surely a point in my favour.
I know I can improve on that too - I just need a chance to prove it ... in Brive next May.
I feel a bit better than I did last night.