Glastonbury for runners!
Roll up! Roll up! Looking for an exciting and completely different running challenge?
Then Caroline Hutchings has just the event for you. Endure 24 is, as the name suggests, a 24hr event that takes place on 15 - 16 June 2019 in Wasing Park, Reading.
Starting at 12noon on Saturday, runners take it in turns, as a relay, to complete a 8k lap of the beautiful Wasing Park. Complete with forests, midnight woodland fairies, trails, lakes, a music shack and one nasty hill climb! This relay continues for 24 hours. Some run solo, some in pairs, we, however will be aiming for teams of six to eight. As a competitive team, this may mean running every four to five hours, at your own pace, maybe every six to seven hours.
BBQs and kit changes
This event does have some keen competitors out for the prizes, but it has far more that are taking part in groups of fun 24 hour camping, running, BBQ and changing kit as many times as your running wardrobe can cope with! There are a lot of local clubs that take part on mass, including Eynsham, Didcot, and Hook Norton.
After the 2018 AAC success of three teams of eight, even the most hesitent and cautious among us had a fantastic weekend. And so for 2019 we are going for four teams of eight ... that'd be 32 AAC runners on a camping trip!
We will be putting together different teams. We will have team(s) who wish to run hard, fast and compete for the number of laps they can do. And we will have team(s) who wish to run at their own pace, without pressure, for fun and less competitive.
Entry is £70 per person and payment will be required asap. This covers your camping, portaloos (always kept clean throughout the event), waste collection, portashowers, t-shirt and a huge bit of bling each!
How to sign up
Entries are first come first served, then followed by a reserve list. Complete our online form and make your payment within two to three days.
We need to submit entry very soon as places are filling up fast. Each time we have eight entries paid, we'll add the team in. Hopefully we will be at four teams before places run out!
We will keep a reserve list and should you find yourself unable to join us, we'll give you the details of the next reserve AAC member so that you can arrange payment between yourselves. Once that's done, Caroline will make the change with the event organisors.
So lets rock that woodland world with even more AAC vibe in 2019. Go Abingdon!