Adidas Thunder Run

Toucs, Trogs and I are off to the Thunder run on the weekend of 28-29 July.  We need two more runners to make it bearable.  image  Anyone fancy it?



  • I'm up for it if you don't mind a newbie coming along - be good practice for ExtrvaLanza!!

  • Not a hope in "£#] of me taking part, but since it isn't too far from me I'm happy to come along as sherpa/ support crew if you want! image


  • OK having though about it I might manage to help you out, but I'm not going to be either  fast or be able to do many laps; 2 maybe 3 at a push! I'll basically be walking the downhill bits and slow on the uphill & flat bits! image

  • Oh I wish ... that's my birthday, camping in the Forest of Dean.  Maybe next year!


  • Didn't take much persuading there Little Sister! image

  • RafikiD wrote (see)

    Didn't take much persuading there Little Sister! image

    Well I quite enjoy doing 24 hour mountainbike races, but I can't take part in my favourite this year since it is the weekend before Outlaw! This looks a good way to scratch my 24hr itch this year! image

  • Did this in 2010. Fantastic race and a phenomenal atmosphere. Cool T-Shirts too. I'll be at Box Hill for the Olympic road races, but have fun... I'm tempted to go solo next year!

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭

    Fantastic.  Little Sis and RafikiD you're in.  image  It's a key point that speed is NOT the focus of the event.  We're doing it for a bit of a giggle so no pressure on us to win it. image

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭


    SE - solo must be really hard core.

  • happychap

    me, cake, AJH and darkness are also meant to be doing this, if we ever get round to entering, do you want to double up on supplies etc


  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭

    Just saw the thread SA.  image

    Sounds good.

  • Flat FootedFlat Footed ✭✭✭

    Ah..would love to do this but the lympits is running my life and i can't get the time year??

  • The Silent Assassin wrote (see)


    me, cake, AJH and darkness are also meant to be doing this, if we ever get round to entering, do you want to double up on supplies etc


    image Dude I was going to ask you about that bit tomorrow.

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭

    Just for FYI I saw a post on the Thunder Run FB page saying they are closing entries this weekend so if you're going to enter you may need to do it quickly.

  • image When this weekend sorry is it open till sunday sort of thing or is today the last day? Sorry can't get on farsebook from w**k so can't see it.

  • Phew! Was starting to worry that there was only going to be the three of us and too much running.

    Cake - looks like entries close Sunday evening image

  • image Fiddle just phoned Q and he's not got the cash for the entry and I don't have much ever with other races entered this pay day. Might be just one team in this year. If I'm not doing it which looks like it is unless I can't go for some reason (lots of stuff on in cake world) I'll pop over and shout abuse at you guys I'm only up the road and it's a nice bike ride. image

  • i would be well up for this if theres a spot going anywhere


  • Happychap - I'm happy to enter us as a team and wack it all on plastic for the time being - its £230 for a team of five. I'll need to know t-shirt sizes and a team name......

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭
    We're entered already :0)
  • Great stuff - let me know who I owe and how much image

  • Ditto!!
  • I should say, because I heard nowt I entered on my own.........

    I am now not sure how it fits into my training so I'm a bit dunno what to do really....
  • My OH is doing it, think i'm down as support/reserve!image

  • Hope you guys enjoy the Thunder - I did it in 2010 and 2011 but wont be going this year - it was the highlight of the summer for me - bit jealous youre going.  I did a video last year if youre interested its at my blog

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭
    I don't know if I'm looking forward to it or not but it's great to hear everyone whose done it enjoyed it :0)
  • I went down for this last year, but promptly snapped my ankle almost as soon as I got there after jumping over my tent's guy rope.  I'd only been there about half an hour after a 3.5 hour drive and it was game over image.  My OH had to drive down for me the next day as I was in too much pain to hang around (plus hobbling to the portaloos got unbearable very fast!)

    I've entered this year, but don't have a lift down this time, so I'm hoping that National Express go somewhere near it.

    I'm really excited ... it looked so much fun last year, I was gutted I wasn't able to be part of it.

  • If any use there are regular local bus's and trains to round there from sheffield and manchester.

  • Thank you for the info about local buses and trains.  But I mentioned my predicament to my OH last night, and he's actually agreed to drive me down there.  He's said he'll just stay in the tent all weekend (he's not a runner) but I think I'm going to try and book him into a B&B nearby as a thank you so he can at least have some home comforts (toilet and telly) whilst I'm slogging my guts out.

    I'm really excited now ... was sooooo disappointed when I went over on my ankle last year, so this year I'm keeping everything crossed that I don't do myself a mischief this year until I've finished running.

  • HappychapHappychap ✭✭✭

    RafikiD and Little Sister, you both should have mail image

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