Most weekend races provide tough challenges for any runner, and last weekend was no different with our runners take part in some tough races in challenging conditions.
Conti 24hour Thunder Run
The Conti Thunder Run is an off-road relay race against the clock. It's a tough and mentally challenging event which offers runners the option to run the 24hour race solo, in pairs or part of a team, but it's an experience not to be missed as previous participants will tell you.
Now in its 11th year, this popular event is attended by hundreds of runners from the UK, all descending on Catton Park, Derby and setting up camp for the weekend. With the prospect of a wet and muddy first day our team of runners set up camp and got ready for the first of many 10k looped laps.
Harriers had some runners taking part in a team as well as Stacy Hawkins taking on the tough challenge of running the 24hour event solo. Jon and Sonia Edmonds were also involved, running for a work organised team.
As we write, official results are yet to be published so the following are unofficial times posted by our runners:
Stacey Hawkins - Solo Runner - 10 laps completed - 69miles
Lap times to follow
Eat Cake Run Repeat Team - Mixed Team
Position to follow
Michale Webb - 3 Laps
Lap 1: 54:39 Lap 2: 57:34 Lap 3: 59:18
Hannah Bandy - 2 Laps
Lap 1: 1:09:47 Lap 2: 1:38:57
Lisa Yeomans - 3 Laps
Lap 1: 59:21
Lap 2: 1:09:21
Lap 3: 1:095:00
Dawn Boden - 2 Laps
Lap 1: 1:26:04
Lap 2: 1:26:26
Jon Edmonds and Sonia Edmonds, running in a work organised team, completed their 3 laps in the following times:
Lap 2: 49:36
Lap 2: 1:17:32
Lap 3: 1:12:11
Official results and further info coming as soon as released from event organiser. In the meantime here are a few images from the day
Pen Y Fan Trail Challenge 13 Miler
Sunday 21st saw the annual Pen Y Fan trail races. There are two great trail runs to choose from, either a 5 mile or 13 miles, both taking in Pen Y Fan summit.
Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres above sea-level, it is also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du at 873 m were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat.
Lou Bromley was our lone representative taking on the 13 mile challenge and had put in a tonne of training on the run up to this challenging event.
We are still waiting for official results to be posted, however Lou managed to complete the race in 3:20:00