Events

 

All Pro Velo Support events are supported with unrivalled organisation & facilities.  The courses are professionally designed to offer the runners a compelling challenge and are extensively marked out with miles of tape & plenty of directional arrows.  There is always a mid-lap drinks station, distance markers are placed at every kilometre & supportive marshals are positioned along the route.  These efforts are complimented back in the event arena where everyone is treated to complementary hot showers, flushing toilets & trackside camping & parking.  Accurate timing is taken care of by Champion Chip & the proceedings will be brought together by our enthusiastic commentator, who’ll be on the mic to inspire & entertain.  To ensure that you are always fully fuelled there is an experienced caterer on site to make sure that you’re full of carbs before the race & satisfied with comfort foods afterwards.  And if that wasn’t enough we have a team of professional masseurs at the ready to help with your warm up & to ease you aches.  We like to think that we recognise hard work when we see it and so we endeavour to reward all participants with bulging goody bags or event T-shirts.  Then when it’s all done & dusted all finishers receive a quality commemorative memento.

Postal entries are now open for all Pro Velo Support’s running events for 2010

 

with entry forms downloadable from www.provelosupportuk.com

& online entry is now live on www.runnersworld.co.uk . 

 

       

 

 

 

 

Wiggle Lightning 12hr 

Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Ledbury.  

Sunday 21st March 2010.

We will be kicking off the year with a brand new event to make sure that the winter cobwebs are blown well and truly away.  The Wiggle Lightning 12 is a twelve hour off road running event open for solo runners & teams to be held on Sunday 21st March.   Set in the heart of the Malvern Hills, the run is being held in the stunning grounds of Eastnor Castle Deer Park.  The course will be as challenging as it is enjoyable, taking in the breathtaking scenery as the 10k route weaves its way up and down the hills and through the dense woodland.  Ample course marking, a mid-point drinks station and plenty of marshals will ensure that competitors can concentrate on enjoying the challenge and tackling the terrain.  The Wiggle Lightning 12 gives runners a good taster of what’s to come later in the year, getting used to the format, team tactics & night running.

 

       
 
 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiggle Thunder Run 10K.  

Catton Park, Walton On Trent.  

Saturday 1st May 2010.

Into May and we head over to Walton on Trent, near Lichfield and onto the undulating terrain of Catton Park for the third annual Wiggle Thunder Run 10K.  The event has quickly established itself as one of the friendliest events on the calendar with exceptional facilities & a course that certainly dishes out an enthralling ten thousand metres of twists, turns, climbs & technical woodland sections.  For 2010 we have added a separate race & start time for the ever increasing numbers of runners with dogs.  They will be set off half an hour after the main run so that everyone gets a clear run at the course.  This event not only gives runners a great test of their off-road running ability, but it will be the first chance of the year to test out the course that will be used at August’s 24hr event.

 

After the runaway success of the inaugural Wiggle Thunder Run 10K in 2008, we have been able to push the event forward for 2009 with a purpose built course. Working closely with Runner's World we are able to offer an exciting challenge for runners of all levels of confidence and ability.

 

As well as the well marshalled 10K route, winding through scenic Catton Park, you can expect great facilities, including hot showers and flushing toilets, free camping & parking close to the track right by the action. There will also be quality catering on site & a secure left luggage area. Your time will be logged with Champion Chip timing and every finisher will receive a goody bag and commemorative memento.

 

Entry to the Wiggle Thunder Run 10K is limited to 500 competitors allocated on a first come, first served basis

 

 
       

   
     
 

 
     
   
     
   

 

Wiggle Enduro 6

 

Catton Park.

 

Sun May 2nd 2010

 

Viewed by many as the only way to start the season & blow away the winter cobwebs.  Wiggle Enduro 6 returns to Catton Hall for another classic 6 hour challenge.  Soloists & pairs aim to complete as many laps of the 6 mile course in 6 hours.  But there's a twist....  Enduro 6 is a 'parc ferme' event, meaning that once the races starts riders have to be totally self sufficient, being given a pit area to put all their spares & supplies in to see them through the day.

 

On top of that we also have the Focus Night Time Time-Trial on the Saturday night, where riders are set off at two minute intervals in a sprint to complete a single of the Enduro 6 course as quickly as possible.  Plus for the whole weekend there's also free demo rides available from Focus bikes & other leading brands & plenty of trade stands.

 

Over the winter months we have worked hard in conjunction with Catton Hall to develop the tracks at the site.  We have laid many, many metres of durable trails, making the course much more resilient to the British weather.

 

 
 
       
 
   
     
   
     

 

Nice Price Series

 

TBA

 

 Pro Velo Support brings you two days of unbeatable value mountain bike racing at Cannock Chase. In the coming months there will be some tough times, but that doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying yourselves. We have worked hard with some fantastic industry supporters to keep mountainbikers racing whilst times are hard on the pocket.

 

For just £30 we can offer you two days of racing around one of the UK's best loved riding areas. On top of that every finisher get a commemorative medal, & a T-shirt.... & if that wasn't enough you can expect free camping & great facilities too. But wait, there more still, on the Saturday night we've got a one lap night-time time trial that's just a fiver to enter. There's no complicated categories, no big prize money, no big prizes, just a great time at great value. We've also added an under 12's race that free to enter, that'll run on the Saturday afternoon after the seeding races.

Please check out the race format to see exactly what's going & how the weekend will work. The guys at Chase Trails have cooked up a great little course for this unique event which we'd love you to come & try. So have a quick read through the site & if it tickles your fancy please pop in an entry & join us for the NICE PRICE SPECIAL.

 

Mountain bike to beat the credit crunch.

 

 
       
 
       
 
   
     
   

Original Source Mountain Mayhem

 

Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire

 

18th,19th & 20th June 2010

 

The event that changed everything!  For 13 years now this has been THE event to do.  Pro Velo Support & Pacific Edge Events bring you Mountain Mayhem, the UK's biggest mountain bike festival.  Over 2000 riders of all abilities, from weekend warriors through to National Champions & Olympians, will test themselves to the limit around the Eastnor Castle course, set in the Malvern Hills. 

 

After last year's somewhat difficult weather conditions, our dedicated band of trail pixies have been hard at work again to create a whole bunch of new trails given the course at Eastnor Castle a bit of everything; technical singletrack descents, long punishing climbs as well as a healthy dose of fast & open sections.

 

Once again, Mountain Mayhem is set to be even bigger & better than ever before, with more riders, more displays, more shops, more demo bikes.... generally more moreness!  In previous years the event has sold out in just a couple of days, so get your teammates organised ready for when the entry form is released on 28th February to avoid disappointment.

 
       
 
   
   

 

 

 
   
   

 

 

 
   
   

 

 

 
   

 

Adidas Thunder Run 24hr 

Catton Park, Walton On Trent.  

July 31st / 1st August 2010.

2009 was the inaugural Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race & was seen by those that entered as a new milestone in off-road running.  The challenge sees teams & soloists contending with the changing conditions, sleep deprivation & running at night all on a taxing yet engaging 10K course.  We were blown away by the super human efforts of those that competed last year, it was great to witness their sheer determination, to see the camaraderie out on course & the new friendships forged.  The over-riding feeling was that the Adidas Thunder Run 24hr is a ‘must do’ event with an atmosphere & facilities that are second to none.

Entries - As we don't want to loose the unique feel we all experienced in 2009, this year entries are limited to - 200 teams (5 -8 runners ), 30 Pairs and 20 Solos

Response to 2009 event was amazing - Please don't hesitate to call the event hotline 07588 224961 if you have any queries.

Teams of 2, 5 or 8 runners (  male, female or mixed ) Runners to be aged 18years or over on the day of the race.To be run as a relay with one member of the team to be on course at all times throughout the 24 hours.  Runners competing in the dark hours are to wear head torches or carry a torch please. Each runner must complete a full lap before changeover but may run 2, 3 or more laps before handing over to another team member if they wish. All members of the team must complete a minimum of one lap.The specially prepared course is all off road and is made up of varied surfaces grass tracks, farmland paths, wooded areas etc.  Timing will be by FR Systems using Champion Chip timing. Each runner will wear an individual timing chip. Timing chips will be issued at registration on Saturday morning with your race number (We will not be posting out numbers before the day)

Start time is 2pm, Sat 31st July

The winning team will be the one completing the most laps in the 24 hours  (runners must complete the lap they are on at 2pm, Sun 1st August)

 
       
 
   
     
   
     
   

 

Endura Sleepless in the Saddle

 

Catton Park, Walton on Trent.

 

7th & 8th August 2010

 

What better way can there be to see out the Summer but with a relaxing weekend in the grounds of a lovely country estate, having a few drinks & a barbecue with friends old & new, fondly reminiscing on past experiences & looking forward to next year & the challenges that await....  Oh yeah, you could do all that & participate in a 24hr mountain bike race too!

Despite seeing some of the toughest athletic endeavours & most exciting racing of the season, over the years SITS has gained a reputation for being the most laid back & friendly endurance race in England, giving it a unique atmosphere. The fast 8 mile course has been developed over Winter & is now much more resilient to the UK's sometimes unpredictable weather & our other events earlier in the year will have bedded the new tracks in well. 

As always there'll be the usual level of top facilities at a Pro Velo event, with quality catering, free bike wash, hot showers & flushing toilets.  And for those moments off the bike we'll have plenty to keep you occupied with trade displays & a number of shops where you could pick up a few end of season bargains.  So get your entry in quickly, come join us & be part of what makes Endura SITS special.

 
       
 
   

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