Survive 12 - The route is announced!
Monday, 31 October, 2016 - 09:57
The 5 mile route through Irchester Country Park is ready for you to view here. With it's varied terrain ranging from flat gravel footpaths to steep muddy climbs, we promise that it will be challenging, but fun and spectator friendly. The route takes you close to the event village numerous times so you will be able to hear the support of your team or support crew throughout your laps.
So what you waiting for? Go grab your mates and join the mudfest!
Entries to our 2017 Sportives and Pool based triathlons open Monday 7th November
Sunday, 30 October, 2016 - 19:21
Early bird entries for our sportives and pool based triathlons will be available from Monday 7th November. Don't miss out on the discounted rate and enter before midnight on Sunday 20th November when general entries will open!
The dates for your diary are:
The kids pool triathlon events will be announced soon.
Survive 12 medals have arrived!
Monday, 17 October, 2016 - 14:38
The Survive 12 medals have arrived! Every finisher will receive one of these bespoke medals when they cross the finish line.
Only 4 weeks to go until our first 12 hour endurance running event. Take part as a solo, pair or team of 3 or 4.
For more information on the event, click here.
Newton Running confirmed as sponsor for Survive 12!
Thursday, 13 October, 2016 - 10:30
We are excited to announce that Newton Running and Stryd will be supporting us at our first ever Survive 12!
Newton Running / Stryd will be present at the event offering some great deals on their products.They will also be awarding some fantastic prizes to the winners, which will include running shoes, Stryd devices and vouchers for their online retail store. Not only that, all winners will also receive a goody bag from our nutrition sponsor USN and a trophy! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in every category meaning that there will be up to 36 prizes up for grabs!
What are Newton Running & Stryd about?
Newton Running set out to create a running shoe that was different. Not for the sake of being different, but to make every stride better.
Their active technology creates the most responsive ride on two running shoes. Their architecture creates full-foot protection. Their level platform aligns with the human body and puts you in a position to run most naturally. Plus, you can’t miss the bright and cool colors – even at high speeds.
Stryd is the world’s ﬁrst wearable power meter measures runners’ running eﬀiciency and guides runners to personalised performance-enhancing training and form changes. Enhanced with carbon ﬁbre, Stryd is light and strong, it can accompany you on any run regardless of weather and road condition.
They would also like to offer a 25% discount on their retail site, valid up until the event. To take advantage of the offer go to www.NewRunningGear.com and enter the code SURVIVE12.
For more information on Survive 12 and how to enter, click here.
Weymouth Half Marathon - Early bird entries open at 9 am Monday 17th October!
Monday, 10 October, 2016 - 12:08
After another successful year in 2016, the Weymouth half marathon will once again take place in 2017. Early bird discounted entries for both individual and relay entries will be available from Monday 17th October until midnight on 13th November. With over 1200 entrants in both year 1 and year 2, we will be capping entries at 1500 in 2017 so make sure you enter early to secure your place!
Course update - We have listened to previous participants and we have decided to make some improvements to the course. An updated course will be available to view soon.
For more information on this event, click here.
Official Photos for Roade Triathlon - Adrian Howes
Sunday, 25 September, 2016 - 17:53
Thank you to Adrian Howes for doing the official photography for Terry Wootton Roade Triathlon today. To view them click here.
Official Photos for Roade Kids - James Rudd
Sunday, 25 September, 2016 - 17:49
Thank you to James Rudd for taking the Official photos for Roade kids Triathlon this weekend. Click here to view them.
Roade entries close at midday on Tuesday!
Thursday, 15 September, 2016 - 23:03
Only 9 days to go to the grand finale of the triathlon season!
Our fun and friendly pool based event still has places available! With a 400m pool swim, 20k bike and 4.5k run, the adult event is suitable for all abilities from novices to experienced triathletes wanting an end of season blast!
Enter the kids event here
Enter the adults event here
Function Jigsaw to provide sports massage at Survive 12
Thursday, 25 August, 2016 - 15:27
Function Jigsaw have been chosen as Survive 12's exclusive providers of massage, sports taping and injury management.
Their Events Team is just one arm of the business - and they will be bringing their mobile massage services to the race and will be ready to ease any aching limbs at the finish line/during the race/at certain intervals etc.
Function Jigsaw are a sports injuries clinic based in neighbouring Leicestershire. They offer treatments and solutions to all types of injury using experienced sports therapists, physiotherapists and massage therapists.
They have lots of experience covering events like Survive 12. They have been massage providers at Action Challenge events such as London to Brighton and the Isle of Wight Challenge, cycle events like Ride 24, charity days such as Robbie’ Rugby Festival at Leicestershire and have just becoming exclusive providers of massage services at this year's Leicester Marathon.
Their experienced staff will be able to see runners in 10-minute slots on the day at a cost of £10 per person.
The company is owned by Julie Hayton, a former head of medical services in a professional rugby environment and prides itself on a professional service, attitude and treatment.
They will aid your recovery from any injury and safely return you to your chosen activity, whether that be going to the gym, playing sport, or walking the dog.
Visit their website for more information on their services.
Survive 12 - Jane Holt Pair Entry
Thursday, 25 August, 2016 - 14:22
It's the fourth and final week of our features on some of those that have entered our upcoming new event Survive 12.
Our story for this week is from Jane Holt. Jane will be taking part in survive 12 as a pair with her friend Charles Larsson. Both have taken part in events like this before so are able to share their experience with us. Jane tells us what they are anticipating from the event and gives some tips on how to Survive 12!
Q: Have either of you taken part in an event like this before?
A: Yes, we have both done 12 and 24 hour events although Charles has more experience in these events than me. I've completed a 12 hour event, the Conti Lightning 12 hour as a solo runner and the Conti Thunder Run 24 hour event as a female pair. I was also part of a team a few years ago at the Thunder Run. Charles has entered these events as a solo runner as well as completing several 24 hour track events. He has also run numerous marathons over the years.
We have both raced in events that require you to complete as many laps as possible within a time limit. For example, there is a race in Shropshire called Sunrise to Sunset, organised by How Hard Can it Be Events which is 0.84 of a mile along a country lane in Telford. The aim is to run as many loops of this within the timeframe. We have both run this and more than once along with their Sunset to Sunrise event which is a similar format.
We both enjoy races that involve running multiple laps. I think it is because we like the challenge; testing ourselves against the course and seeing whether we have the mental toughness to see it out. For many people, running around and around would drive them crazy but not us!
I remember completing 32 laps of one of these races in 2015. And wanted to do it all again. The other thing is that if you don't have a great sense of direction like me then you will never get lost as you keep going around.
What I found works for me is to pace myself: don't go off too quickly as you will tire as time goes on. You have to deal with what some would view as the monotony although there is a very good camaraderie in these types of events with people encouraging each other. Try and get into a comfortable pace pace early on that you can maintain but realise that you will slow down later on as the tiredness kicks in.
Eat and drink on a regular basis. I found 'little and often' worked. For example, there was a checkpoint which you pass each time and I set myself the target of having something to eat every 5 laps or so. Make sure you include electrolytes so have a sports drink to maintain sodium levels or handfuls of crisps which work due to the saltiness. Be careful not to consume too much water due to the risk of hyponetraemia - this happened to me in a trail marathon last year.
Also be aware of changes in the weather so make sure you have sufficient clothing. e.g. waterproof. And, realise that you will have good and bad moments in the race so be prepared for that. One moment you are going along nicely then another, you feel tired and heavy legged. It will pass but expect it. Train in the the clothing and equipment you will be using on the day.
Q: What events have you taken part in (ultras)
A; We have both taken part in the 12 hour Lightning Run and the 24 hour Thunder Run. Also, Sunrise to Sunset and Sunset to Sunrise ultras. I've completed the Millennium Way ultra on two occasions (goes across Staffordshire). Charles has completed many other ultras including the Sandstone Trail Challenge, the Ultimate Trails 55K and the East Hull Harriers 24 hour track race.
We've both run marathons as well.
Q: What do you think will be the most challenging about taking part in this event?
A: Every race is a challenge especially if it new to us. We are unfamiliar with this course so are expecting mud and hills as it says on your website. Plus it is in November whereas our 12 hour (and 24 hour) events have been in the summer which will add to the difficulty as the weather could be extreme! It be wet and windy or cold and dry, or a mixture of both. We might even get snow!
But that's the exciting part about ultras. You never know quite what to expect. We'll prepare as much as we can and deal with anything including the Great British weather on the day.
Q: What do you expect to get out of it?
A: To finish and enjoy it - if that's the right word! For me, every time I complete an ultra that's an achievement in itself so to complete this and hopefully do well, would be perfect. Plus I have come back from injury and need a race like this to test myself, my fitness levels, my knee and confidence levels. I sustained a knee injury in an ultra back in March and have spent 4 to 5 months rehabbing it. My physio signed me off saying my knee had fully recovered and that I could return to racing so your race will be my first post-injury.
Charles and I always go into races to enjoy the experience as well as complete them.