Tips and advice for Endure 24…

It is less than two weeks until my first Endure 24. I’m running as part of a four person team: Team Scrambled Legs.

I recently asked for some advice and tips for the weekend, so I thought I’d share:

  • Be prepared for all weathers – it was very wet/muddy a couple of years ago
  • Pack plenty of running gear – change of kit for each lap
  • Mix with everyone – support the solos
  • Start slow
  • Ensure you have a good quality headtorch
  • Bring plenty of snacks – any other food is available from the various catering stalls
  • Porridge and pasta pots are a good idea – so bring a kettle
  • Bring plenty of socks
  • Try double laps during the night so you get a chance for a good kip
  • Flip flops for the shower – also a plastic bag to put clothes in
  • Take shower stuff to start to save a journey back to tent
  • Take warm clothes – it can get pretty chilly during the night
  • If having a shower, get changed into clean kit, then layer up – then all ready for next lap
  • Beware the hills – walk up if you need to

And the best piece of advice, given by virtually everyone I have spoken to:

  • Have fun and enjoy it!

Any other advice or tips that you’d like to share?

Latest challenge looms…

Endure 24 is only 12 days away.

For those of you unaware of what Endure 24 actually is, let me explain. It is a 24 hour team relay race. The idea is you complete as many 5 mile laps as you can; starting at noon on Saturday, finishing at noon on Sunday. There’s music, entertainment, showers, massages, catering and camping; it’s Glastonbury for runners.

In fact, it is a god damn 24 hour running party in the woods.

How cool is that?

We’ve entered in the small team category and are ready to conquer the course; 4 highly trained elite athletes….er…wait a minute…actually….4 undertrained plodding joggers.

May I present Team Scrambled Legs…

I must point out that we don’t normally look this angry. It was the outcome of a particularly bad pub quiz.

As for preparations for Endure we have the basic camping stuff, loads of running gear and even have the start of a list of things to get…

Any advice for the weekend would be greatly appreciated.