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The start of the 2022 Conti Thunder Run

TR24 on song in 2022

Music, laps and camaraderie at the ‘Glastonbury for runners’.

It was an action packed weekend (22-24 July) at the 2022 Conti Thunder Run 24HR with outstanding performances, heart-warming achievements and eye-catching costumes. Teams, pairs and solos ticked off the laps as they ran around the clock with plenty of vocal and musical encouragement to keep them going 'til the end. 

The most popular trail running event in the calendar, the Conti Thunder Run (TR24) from PVS Events Ltd is eagerly awaited each year. Runners of all ages and abilities see how far they can go in 24 hours on a tricky 10K course at Catton Park in Derbyshire with a mix of terrain and hills to deal with. The weather is always a factor, changing from hot and humid one moment to wind and rain the next but its all part of the challenge along with running laps at night time.

TR24 returned in 2021 after a Covid break to the delight of runners up and down the country and it was the same this year with people ready to make memories in the company of like minded others.   

The weekend began with registration for the 24HR and 10K, Pyjama Run (for under 12’s) and Yoga on the Friday plus music and DJ’s later that evening. Saturday saw the Thunder Run 10K at 9am, Yoga at 10.30am then the main event itself at 12 until 12 noon on Sunday.

Singer/entertainer Victoria Gotham from Stoke serenaded runners as they completed their laps. Her repertoire included the aptly chosen “Running up that hill”. There was sonic support from House of Bamboo DJ’s with their range of tunes to keep tired bodies and minds going especially through the night. 

In regard to hydration needs; both the Pit Stop with its ice pops and the water station at the foot of the hill, efficiently manned by Rosliston parkrun volunteers and their families did a sterling job. 

Targets were met or exceeded across all the categories. 17 laps were completed by the winning solo male and female. Newcastle (Staffs) AC won the female teams 3-5 and male teams 3-5 and claimed 4th and 8th place in the latter. 

View all the results for the teams, pairs and solo categories and the 10K via the runABC Midlands Race Listings page.

Alex Cookson and his 5 man team raised more than £3,500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Charity.

TR24 was a weekend to test your limits whilst catching up with old friends, making new ones and enjoying every moment. 

Image courtesy of GO Team Running Club.

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