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2010 Race Results Wiggle Lightning 12hr

 

 
     
  O S Mountain Mayhem Entry form goes live Sunday night at Midnight 28th February 2010

ENTRY UPDATE - All entries received by 4th March are definitely on the start list. There are still a few places available so please get your entry forms in as soon as possible.

 

 
         
     
 

2010 Entry forms

 

Wiggle Lightning 12hr

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Wiggle Thunder Run 10K

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Wiggle Enduro 6

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Adidas Thunder Run 24hr.

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Endura Sleepless in the Saddle.

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  Running IMP & Bespoke medals

 

Press Release Click Here

 

 
     
 

Running events for 2010 Announced

Get set for an amazing year of running challenges from Pro Velo Support.  Entries are now open for all Pro Velo Support running events to be held in 2010.  With a range of distances there’s sure to be a suitable challenge out there for you, with the potential of using it as training for or a spring board to success in the year’s must do endurance event – The Adidas Thunder Run 24hr.

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.

Adidas Thunder Run 24hr.  Catton Park, Walton On Trent.  Saturday 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.

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 .  

 

 
     
 

Dates Announced for 2010

 

Wiggle Enduro 6,

Sun May 2nd at Catton Park.

 

Original Source Mountain Mayhem, 18th / 19th / 20th June at Eastnor Castle.

                      

Thunder Run 24hour, 

Date -  31st July / 1st August

Location - Catton Park , Walton on Trent  (same excellent course as 2009)

Entries - As we don't want to loose the unique feel we all experienced 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.

 

Endura Sleepless in the Saddle,

Date - 7th / 8th August

Location - Catton Park

 

 
     
  Endura Sleepless in the Saddle Results '09  
     
  Adidas Thunder Run 24hour Results '09

 

Photo's Thunder Run 24hr '09  Click Here

 

 
     
 

 

Results and Press Release

from the OS Mountain Mayhem weekend

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PLEASE NOTE

If you were unable to return your timing chip at the weekend please send it back to:  FR Systems, Unit 30 Blythe Park Business Base, Cresswell Lane, Blythe Bridge ST11 9RD

 

 
     
 

 

Free Inner Tube replacement Service Available

To receive your FREE tube replacement during the race, bring your race number and damaged tube to the 'Kenda' stand.

 

two exciting new Kenda features to the OS Mountain Meyhem 09 see our Flyer:

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Nice Price Special

Tackeroo, Cannock Chase 2009

 

Event Photos & Results Click Here

 

It is official… Cannock Chase attracts some of the toughest & most determined mountain bikers anywhere in the world.

 

In somewhat challenging conditions, the first ever Nice Price Special was held this weekend around the Tackeroo area of the Chase.  The course was designed & built by the industrious hands of Chase Trails & in the dry the 6km loop was fast & flowing, with a couple of tasty drops & contrasting climbs.  However, the weather gods got out of the wrong side of the bed, hurling down rain storms of biblical proportions, interspersed with the odd sunny spell, before more yet showers.  This on/off/on/more off/a bit of on/loads more off weather pattern slowed the course down, initially making it slippery, then claggy, then it got slimy, all making for a tougher challenge.

 

Saturday 16th saw two 4 lap seeding races, the top half of each race would go into Sunday’s A Final, the second half making up the B Final.  A number of riders decided to keep warm & dry at home but a hardy bunch of 84 riders were defiant in the face of such conditions & undeterred by the torrents got their heads down to contest the seeding races.  The speediest guys of the day were the ever-grinning Christian Aucote (Yeti) & Patrick Heron (Plan B Racing) in Seeding Race 1 & coming over the line together in Seeding Race 2 were Jamie Smith & Ian Taylor (Craven Energy).

 

The day was wrapped up with an entertaining display from the most enthusiastic bunch of under 12’s racers I’ve ever seen.  They were out there practicing for an hour before the start, getting their lines through bombholes nailed!

The sun rose on Sunday… yes it did rise, giving a glimmer of hope of a nice day, but then the showers came in again.  So, just as the course was drying out nicely for finals day it got a fresh soaking.  Hey-ho.  But like I said, they’re a double-tough bunch of riders around these parts, some extras even came along just for the day.  The corners became treacherous, the drops über-tricky, the super fast singletrack became quicker to run in places & off camber sections threw many to the ground.

 

However, everyone’s humour stayed intact, relishing in the challenge & in the end the riders won over the course & defeated the conditions.  Ian Taylor followed his strong seeding race by taking an impressive win in the A final ahead of a train of three Yeti riders in the Senior Men’s race.  A great day for the Yeti team was completed with Ruth Owen-Evans taking 1st place in the Senior Women ahead of Kate Page & Kali Taylor (Craven Energy).  The day’s closest race was the Vets A Final; it was tight all the way, eventually Peter Bromwich (WMCCL) took the win just 25 seconds ahead of Dean Drury, who in turn was merely 34 in front of Philip Bromwich (Evesham Wheelers) in 3rd.

The Junior race was dominated by the Mammoth Lifestyle riders, seeing Ross Brinson tackle his two laps in a time of 55minutes 18 seconds with his team mate Nick Greaves finishing seconds ahead of Jacob Simpkins, Harrison Webb & Tom Clougher.

 

The B final Senior Men’s winner was Numplumz.com’s Stewart Knubley, with Jonathon Perks & Ian Grant in 2nd & 3rd.  The B Final Vets winner was Simon Fox who completed his 4 laps before Rob Thomas in 2nd & Dave Lydiard in 3rd.  Our open race for entrants on the day was won by Matt Williams, who beat Grand Vet National Champion Ian Wright (Raleigh-Avanti) into 2nd & Singlespeed superstar Martin Silvester (oneFgear.co.uk)  into 3rd.

 

The whole weekend was wrapped up in fitting style, with a bundle of smiling riders huddled together, sheltering from the elements under an ez-up winning loads of prizes by raffle, ability to catch, fondness of drinking tea from a china cup, plus a few spot prizes for worthy achievements including finest facial hair (Dave Exton), oldest looking bike (Marcus Clay), rider with the muddiest child (Matthew Greensill) & the special ‘Sorry, our commentator can’t pronounce Darren Cadwallader’s surname correctly’ prize (awarded to Darren Cadwallader).

 

Huge thanks goes out to out event supporters, we think you’re ace!...

Chase Trails - www.chasetrails.co.uk

Yeti Cycles – www.evolutionimports.co.uk

Singletrack Magazine – www.singletrackworld.com 

Swinnerton Cycles – www.bikechase.co.uk

OneFgear – www.onegear.co.uk

Forestry Commission – www.forestry.gov.uk

Rob Crayton Photography – www.robcrayton.co.uk

 

 
     
 

 Wiggle Enduro 6 weekend Photos

 

Photo's from the Wiggle Enduro 6 weekend Click Here

 

 
     
  Results from the Wiggle Enduro 6 weekend

 

 

 

Rob Crayton - Event Photographer

 

"Im so pleased to be announced as the new official photographer for Patrick Adams and his team at Provelo Support, there are great things to come from our partnership.

I work full time at Swinnerton Cycles in Stoke on Trent and I am also a keen cyclist & I raced many of Pat's events before I got involved in photography.

I will be at every Provelo Support event for 2009. When I go to the events I am looking forward to getting some great photos and displaying them on my website for all to see.''

 

Rob Crayton 

07786993751

www.robcrayton.co.uk

www.robcrayton.fotopic.net

photo@robcrayton.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
   

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