With the Olympics clashing with Addidas Thunder Run this year the alternative as suggested by Mr Wilkie is Endure 24 to be held in Wasing Park near Reading on the weekend of 30th June – 1st July. This event is advertised as an 8Km loop of woodland trails. Ideally we would like to enter 2 teams again for this years event but this will be dependant on numbers so if you are interested click read more.
As with all events organised within the club we always try to push the social aspect of belonging to the club. With Endure 24 as with Thunder Run over the past 2 years this event will certainly be a great way of enjoying the social side of running. Set in the countryside in Wasing Park close to Reading you and your team mates will endeavour to complete as many laps of the course as you can during the 24 hour period. Running from 12 noon on Saturday, through the night to 12 noon on Sunday each team must have a only one runner on the course at all times. You can run multiple laps or a single lap before handing over to another of your team mates. Running at night is a whole new expereince and a good head torch is essential as you navigate your way through the woods in total darkness.
Full details of this event can be found here however a brief outline of event is as follows:
Entrants can run this event solo, in pairs or in teams of 3 to 5 or 6 to 8 runners. The cost to enter will depend entirely on how many people wish to enter the team event, having more in each team the less the individual entry fee will cost.
Teams of 3 to 5 – £175 per team – cost per person for a full team of 5 will be £35 each with a maximum cost of £58.33 for a team of 3
Teams of 6 to 8 – £220 per team – cost per person for a full team of 8 will be £27.50 each with a maximum cost of £36.66 for a team of 6
With course side camping thrown in for free this is an extremely cheap weekend away and one I highly recommend based on the previous 2 years where everyone who took part had an absolutely brilliant time. The camp site will be open from Friday 29th and is available until Monday 2nd meaning there is no need to rush off after the event, this means more drinking time. If you are interested please drop me an email at stone.kev [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com or come and speak to me at the club. For those wanting to attend we will need to collect entry fees as soon as possible so we can get the entries submitted in good time.