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Endure 24 - Endurance Race - Wasing Park, Aldermaston - 8/9 June

Posted by Vicci Simpson on Monday, July 22, 2013 Under: Supporting Berkshire Local Events

What a superb endurance event this was, not only set in amazing countryside but blazing hot weather (dare I say rather too hot for running).The excitement was palpable, as the first of the runners set off for this 24 hour endurance event midday on Saturday, looking fresh and raring to go.  Runners competed as solo’s (supported by a partner who provided food and drink assistance off course) pairs, teams of 3-5 people and teams of 6-8 people.

The course was hilly and run over a 5 mile circuit, through fields and woodland, making the night running a challenge even with the aid of head and hand torches.

A team of qualified massage therapists supported by students at the OSSM and LSSM was organised by the lovely Steve McEvoy and we were busy.  The massage tent was large and administered advice and massage to various runners suffering from mild strains to cramping calves and hamstrings, to those with shoulder pain and suffering long term chronic problems.

The race concluded at midday on Sunday when the last few weary bodies limped over the line to conclude the full 24 hour event.

This is a great event, had a party like atmosphere and most people camped from the Friday night, making it feel more festival than racing.  Still glad I didn’t have to complete it though….maybe next year I could be tempted.

Well done to everyone that took part and massive respect for the solo and pair runners.  Results can be found at

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Vicci Simpson Soft tissue therapist, specialising in clinical sport & remedial massage using deep tissue for injury rehabilitation. Passionate about surfing, stretching, great food & living life to the full. Also qualified for Swedish massage & seated acupressure for the corporate environment.