My 24hrs of trail fun
Seeing as several members have expressed an interest in joining in a team next year I thought I’d scribble out a race report although whatever I end up writing below won’t do the event justice.
What is it? Well, it’s a 24hr (midday Sat to midday Sun) event that takes place over a five mile trail circuit – it can be walked or run, as a solo entrant, in pairs, or teams of three to eight, and the idea is to do as many laps as possible within the 24hr period. There were about 3,500 entrants in 650 teams plus the solo runners/walkers this year. One thing that’s nice to see is the wide spread of abilities taking part, there were a good number of serious ultra solo runners running who apparently regularly clock over 100 miles and there’s also people walking the course, either way it’s lap after lap, in the wind and rain, through darkness, hunger and tiredness.