About Thunder Run 10k

 

From the people who brought you some other events from some other fields (such as Mountain Mayhem, Sleepless in the Saddle and Enduro6)

 

The event will be held in the grounds of the popular venue of Catton Park,

Event Details

All Weekend - Trade stands and exhibitors in the arena including: Wiggle Focus, Madison, Ergon, Fli Distribution, Evolution Imports, Embers Merino, RJC Extreme, Science in Sport, Dodgy Gear, Giant Bicycles and Runner's World.

 

"Focus Demo Day" Come and test the latest bikes from Focus & others for FREE

08.30 - 10.00 Thunder Run Registration Open
Sign on in the catering tent, collect your race number and Champion Chip Timing Chip. Bags can be provided for post-race clothing etc.

10.00 - 18.00 Mountain Bike Races Registration Open
Every competitor must sign on in the catering tent, collect your race number and helpers number, Champion Chip Timing Chip and T-shirt if you ordered one. Make a note of your allocated Pit Number.
A £5 deposit is required for the timing chip and will be returned when you hand your Timing Chip into registration at the end of the race.

Wiggle Thunder Run

 

 

10.00 - Wiggle Thunder Run 10k
Runners compete around a specially adapted 10km loop of Catton Park.

Post-Race - hand in your timing chip at the exit funnel and receive you event goody bag.

12.15 (approx) - Thunder Run Prize Presentation

13.30 - 19.00 Focus Demo Day & Mountain Bike Course Practice
The course will be fully marked and open for practice. Demo bikes for you to test ride will be available from Focus, Genisis from Madison, Giant, Yeti and Fli Distribution/Solid Bikes.

Focus Time-Trial

 

 

20.00 onwards - Focus Night-time Time Trial
Riders are set off individually at two minute intervals and must complete one lap of the 6 mile Wiggle Enduro Six course in the shortest time possible. Start times will be posted in registration.
Lights are compulsory for this event.

Sunday 26th April 2008

07.00 - 08.30 Registration & Pits Open

09.00 - Pre-Race briefing at the finish/start line

Enduro 6

 

 

10.00 -Wiggle Enduro 6 MTB Race
500 competitors will test themselves around a 6mile course of undulating terrain to see how many laps they can fit into the 6 hours.

The race will start with a short Le-Mans style run. The unique 'parc ferme' format means that riders are allocated a pit area to keep everything they need for the duration of the race. Once the race starts the pits are secured.

PIT TIPS - Suggestions of things you might want in your pit are: spare bike, tyres, tubes, pump, tools, lube, chain, food and drink, Thermos of hot water, extra clothing, waterproof jacket, sun cream (we can hope!), folding chair, umbrella, small tent, warm clothes for in between laps, sense of humour (essential!)...

16.00 - Race End Complete your lap
The last rider should finish around 16.40.

17.20 (approx) - Prize Giving for Enduro 6 & Time-Trial
Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each category. We invite all the competitors to stay and show their support for the category winners.

Contact Details

Pro-Velo Support,
Vein Cottage,
Reapsmoor
Buxton
SK17 0LG

Venue Information

Catton Park in Staffordshire is a first class venue with an established track record of endurance mountain biking. Facilities available from Friday morning until Sunday evening include:

  • Free camping. (Friday morning until 8pm Sunday evening.)

  • Excellent facilities, including hot showers and flushing toilets.

  • Trackside parking, to get you right up close to where the action is.

  • Excellent catering facilities.

  • On-site drinking water.

  • Extremely well marshalled and signed course.

Directions to Catton Park, Staffordshire (DE12 8LN):

Approach from the A38 between Lichfield and Burton-on-Trent. Leave the A38 at the junction signposted Alrewas and take the A513 towards Tamworth. After 1.5miles you will go under a narrow railway bridge and take the immediate left turn. After 1 mile you will see the race arena on the right hand side.

Catton Park Rules

  • Speed limit 5mph in the park. Please restrict the use of your vehicle and beware of speed ramps, uneven ground, children, dogs, bikes etc.

  • Between 11.30pm and 7am the park gates will be secured and there will be limited access. If you are arriving between these times please use extreme caution.

  • Dogs must be kept on a short lead and clean up after them!

  • No open fires.

  • Skips are provided for all litter disposal. Please bag up all your rubbish making sure your camping area/pit is completely litter free before you leave.

Race Categories

Focus main race categories:

  • Fun Women 

  • Fun Men 

  • Elite/Expert Women

  • Elite/Expert Men 

Entry Details

 2010 Entry form Click here

 

 

2009 Race Results

         

 

Race Galleries

 

 

 
   

Event Sponsors

Wiggle

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If you would like to run a trade stand or expo, or bring your demo fleet to any of the events please get in touch.
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