Night race

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Results Roundup

RR_13082013aA total of 13 Romsey Road Runners travelled to Catton Park, Staffordshire, for the Thunder Run 24 hour event on the weekend of 27th July and 28th July.

The TR24 course is a 10km cross-country circuit set in the picturesque Staffordshire countryside. The track twists and turns across varied terrain from bogs and forests to steep hills and open fields. Individuals or teams run laps over a 24 hour period to see just how many they can complete – demonstrating endurance or just plain madness?

RRR entered a mixed team of 5 consisting of Toby Burrows, Matt Hammerton, Jimmy Hunt, Ian Ralph and Tam Ryan. All finishing 6 laps (60km) except Burrows who did 70km, starting and finishing for the team. A live leader board was discovered early on, showing the Romsey team of 5 in the lead; the pressure was then on to stay there for the duration.

The race started at 12 midday when the weather was really hot and sunny, but by early evening the heavens opened and a monsoon coupled with thunder and lightening ensued until dawn. Continue reading “Results Roundup” »

Two Thunder Run 24hr places up for grabs

The club have 2 teams entered for the 2013 Adidas Thunder Run 24-hour race at Catton Park on 27/28 July.  One 8-person team and one 5-person team – both mixed gender.

There are 2 spots available for the 8-person team, so if you are interested in taking on the challenge and joining a group of fellow club mates for a fun weekend in South Derbyshire then get in touch with Ian Ralph who can tell you more about it.

To give you a flavour of what you would be letting yourself in for:

  • The race takes place between midday Sat and midday Sun
  • Teams can be 6-8 people, 3-5 people, 2 people or soloists
  • Teams run continuously for 24-hours with one person on course at all times
  • The course is a 10k cross-country loop with a change-over station at the start/finish line
  • The cost is £32 for a place on the 8-person team (which includes camping)
  • Non-runners are welcome to come along to camp on-site at no additional cost
  • It’s a well organised event with good facilities on-site
Check out this YouTube video if you want to get a better idea of what it’s all about.

Results Roundup

Results roundup 251112Four intrepid Romsey road runners, Matt Hammerton, Steve Reed, Jimmy Hunt and Toby Burrow made the long trip to the small Welsh village of Talybont on Usk in the Brecon Beacons National Park for the Sleepwalker night race, a 20 mile off-road self-navigation trail race with a mixture of tram paths, fire tracks, marsh and moorland based around the Talybont reservoir with the added challenge of it being at night, starting at 6pm. The weather was far from ideal having been raining for the whole day making the course more of a challenge! Continue reading “Results Roundup” »