Adidas Thunder Run 2014 Results: It’s official…

The the final results for the Adidas Thunder Run 2014 have landed on the official TR24 site and it makes impressive reading. 

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The eight runners on the winning team put in 35 x 10kms laps on a tough cross country course at an average 42 mins per lap - for a whole 24 hours. Seriously good relentless fast running.

We managed 31 x 10kms with an average lap time of 47:30. We were just 56 seconds behind the team in eighth place. It’s amazing that 24 hours of running can come down to less than a minute.

I wanted to give a big shout out to all the guys and girls who ran their hearts out as part of the two Adidas teams. Brilliant runners, inspirational individuals and, above all, fantastic teammates.

If tales of running, endurance and general heroics is your thing then they’re all worth a follow on Twitter:

     

In Case You Were Wondering: How 10km Many Laps Is Possible in 24 Hours?

I’ve been trying to work out what the maximum number of laps it’d be possible to do. By my calculations, if your had eight 10,000m World Record holders like Kenenisa Bekele and they could somehow back-to-back 26:17 record laps, you’d be looking at somewhere near 55.

Fancy Doing the Adidas Thunder Run?
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officialteamgreen:

Get out there and run.

True, except when it’s you versus the voices AND other runners. Then it gets really tough.

officialteamgreen:

Get out there and run.

True, except when it’s you versus the voices AND other runners. Then it gets really tough.

(via running4bacon)

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Hi Kieran, fantastic running as of late and a belated congrats on breaking 3:00! I love to dream of runs vicariously through your worldly experiences. A while back I told you that I might be going to Spain for the year. Well I move to Madrid in three weeks. I'm looking for a late fall or early winter Marathon in Spain and thought I would ask you for some input. I was thinking of Valencia in Nov. I'm not looking for a speedy course as much as a great experience. Any thoughts?
Kieran

Hi, thanks a lot. I’ve been having a blast. Very lucky to be able to be part of some of the runs I’ve done this year and last. Congrats on the move to Spain, you’ll have a fantastic time in Madrid. Great city.

I did Valencia last November with a group of friends and had a great time. The support was fantastic and the finish was really special. Can recommend that quite highly.

Check out that finish: http://manvmiles.com/post/54910964319/stop-me-if-you-think-that-youve-heard-this-one

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It’s All Just a Little Bit of History Repeatin’…
I’m not sure there’s another fitting way to celebrate your last run in a 24 hour race.

It’s All Just a Little Bit of History Repeatin’…

I’m not sure there’s another fitting way to celebrate your last run in a 24 hour race.

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The Adidas Thunder Run 24 Hour Race 2014

What a weekend…

Twenty four hours, two teams, sixteen runners, one Gaffer, 55 x 10km laps run, less than 5 hours sleep, average laps of 50 minutes, temperatures of 30 degrees celcius plus, up to 90 per cent humidity.

The numbers don’t tell the true story though. The best bits were the chats in between the runs, the team spirit, the running stories shared, friendships made and new respect earnt.

The sheer determination on show from all the runners on both teams was immense.

Whether you were Tom putting in a 37 minute fifth lap; Julie, Simon, Lenka and Josie braving the rain and the dark of the 4am graveyard shift; Paddy strapping up savagely blistered feet to push through his second ultra in as many weeks; or Harry, Becca and Charles braving the heat to set the early pace. Everyone pulled together and played their part.

I’m in awe of the other fifteen runners who took on this challenge, not to mention a remarkable team Gaffer, Adam, who made sure everyone ran on time, had food and water and himself only got three hours sleep. All that while wishing an injury hadn’t meant he couldn’t be out there running.

Beyond our two teams this festival of running offered up even more inspiring stuff. Solo runners clocked 22 laps. That’s right, 220km in 24 hours on a tough cross country course. Some even went out in fancy dress.

If that’s not enough, I even had my first bacon sarnie in almost a year.

What more can you ask for from 24 hours running.

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Last lap done in 44mins. Not quite enough to catch the guy in front but we still came ninth. And I earnt a little breakfast treat…

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Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race

The final lap of the 24 hours falls to me. We’re 30 seconds behind the team in 8th. Time to put one in for the team.

10km in 45 should do it.

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Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race lap three done. First daylight loop for me. Prefer not being able to see the hills at night. But happy with the time. Might be one more to go. #TR24 #allin24 #adidas #ultraspirit #werunfar #werun2014 #running #run #runners #keeprunning #justrun #gorun #runner #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #furtherfasterstronger

Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race lap three done. First daylight loop for me. Prefer not being able to see the hills at night. But happy with the time. Might be one more to go. #TR24 #allin24 #adidas #ultraspirit #werunfar #werun2014 #running #run #runners #keeprunning #justrun #gorun #runner #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #furtherfasterstronger

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Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race… My second lap at 23:00 last night. Slower than the first but still happy with that in the dark. Loads of fun on the midnight trail. #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #werun2014 #running #runningmotivation #run #runspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram

Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race… My second lap at 23:00 last night. Slower than the first but still happy with that in the dark. Loads of fun on the midnight trail. #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #werun2014 #running #runningmotivation #run #runspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram

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Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race: My first 10km of four is done. 44 mins in the dark. Hilly course but happy with that. #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #werun2014 #running #run #runspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #runners

Adidas Thunder Run 24hr race: My first 10km of four is done. 44 mins in the dark. Hilly course but happy with that. #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #werun2014 #running #run #runspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #runners

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Adidas Thunder Run 24hr… Time to go… #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #runspo #runners #runfaster #runfast #motivation #inspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire

Adidas Thunder Run 24hr… Time to go… #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #runspo #runners #runfaster #runfast #motivation #inspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire

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Team Adidas #1 looking like a likely bunch. #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #runspo #runners #keeprunning #adidas #run #runspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #furtherfasterstronger #trailrunning #trailrunner #runchat #runhappy

Team Adidas #1 looking like a likely bunch. #TR24 #allin24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #runspo #runners #keeprunning #adidas #run #runspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #furtherfasterstronger #trailrunning #trailrunner #runchat #runhappy

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Race Day: Adidas Thunder Run
An hour to go until the clock starts ticking. Team tactics being talked, race shoes being chosen.

The plan is to run in pairs and doe four laps between each pair. A, B, A, B style.

I’m going out around 9pm for my two laps which means it should be cooler. Right now it’s brutally hot again. Later we’re likely to get rain. And maybe syne thunder.

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The quiet before the (Thunder Run) storm.  This is where the 24hr adventure starts and ends tomorrow from 12pm. #allin24 #TR24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #runspo #runningmotivation #running #motivation #inspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #runspiration #runningfreaks #adidas

The quiet before the (Thunder Run) storm. This is where the 24hr adventure starts and ends tomorrow from 12pm. #allin24 #TR24 #ultraspirit #werunfar #runspo #runningmotivation #running #motivation #inspiration #wearerunners #wearetherunners #runstagram #runtribe #runtoinspire #runspiration #runningfreaks #adidas

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Tumblrs, Runblrs and Fitblrs with Wanderlust You Need This…

Fantastic competition idea for Bloggers to swap lives with other Bloggers for 10 days.

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