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Continental Thunder Run 24Hr

Hints & Tips

Teammates

The guys and girls you’ll be running with and sharing the experience with are vitally important to you. Make sure that everyone in the team has the same kind of goal in mind. If one of the team has their heart set on winning outright whereas the rest of the team would be over the moon just to complete the distance, then friction can occur. Make sure that you are all ‘singing off the same hymn sheet’ and your race will run a lot smoother.

Camping

You, your teammates and helpers are encouraged to set up camp the night before the race. This will give you plenty of time to get organised. On the day of the race you’ll soon be busy with the running itself so anything you can get prepared in advance is a bonus.

Keeping Eating and Drinking

You’re going to burn off a lot of calories over the duration of the event so making sure you are fully fuelled is imperative to success. Your time off course is precious and you’ll want to spend as much of it as possible resting up. If possible, call on a friend or partner to be your chef for the weekend to take care of the food. Remember to keep hydrated at all times too. If you’re not used to energy drinks this isn’t the time to start experimenting with them. Stick to what you are used to.

Clothes

Take as many changes of clothes as possible. It doesn’t matter if the weather is good or bad there’s nothing quite as demoralising as having to pull back on cold, wet kit. Likewise, bring more than one choice of footwear. Thunder Run is in the middle of the British Summer, so come prepared for any kind of weather imaginable!

Baby Wipes

So very, very useful. A pack of baby wipes can almost become currency! There’s the obvious uses for these when you need a more ‘gentle touch’ but they can also come in handy for a quick clean up if the queue for the showers is getting long and there’s not much time until your next lap.

The Race

Remember how long the race is. Don’t go out like a bat out of hell and end up in a withered heap after the first couple of laps. Pace yourself, learn the course, it is quite technical out there so having good knowledge of what’s around the corner is valuable.

Change Over

Good timing at the changeover is key to a good performance. It is worth finding a willing volunteer to help with the timing & making sure everyone is woken up at the right time & at the changeover on schedule. Keep track of roughly how long everyone in the team takes to complete a lap, write things down and have a clock handy to work out the approximate hand over times. That way the runners get as much rest as they can and spend as little time as possible standing around waiting at the change-over area.

Hours of Darkness

For some competitors this will be their first experience of running off-road in darkness. It adds a new dimension to the competition and should be treated with respect. Get a good light, test it and have a back-up light in case of emergencies.

Thunder Run 10K

24HR CONTI THUNDER RUN 2019

The Thunder Run 10K is a stand alone race completing one lap of the course starting at 9am on the Saturday morning.

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Event Info

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The Conti Thunder Run 24Hr is held at Catton Park, Catton, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE12 8LN

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Directions

Directions to Catton Park

Directions for how to get to Conti Thunder Run 24Hr.

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Timetable of Events

Timetable

If you're competing at the Conti Thunder Run 24Hr you'll need to know this year's timetable of events.

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Camping

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All competitors must read the following camping information.

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Hints & Tips

Conti Thunder Run Hints & Tips

Useful information to help make your Conti Thunder Run experience go smoothly.

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Race Info and Rules

24h Conti Thunder Run 2017

All competitors must read the following Race information and rules.

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Contact

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Terms and Conditions

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Attention! All competitors must read the following 24h Conti Thunder Run terms and conditions.

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TR24 Historic Results

24HR CONTI THUNDER RUN 2019

Every result for every category, from 2015 to 2019.

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Conti Thunder Run 24Hr

24h Conti Thunder Run 2017

Now in its eleventh year, we are delighted to sponsor the renowned Continental Thunder Run 24Hr as part of our partnership with adidas.

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