Run1000Milers mark halfway at Endure 24

Runners rendez-vous in Leeds six months into #Run1000Miles

Members of Trail Running's #Run1000Miles community celebrated reaching halfway in their campaigns last weekend by taking part in the Mizuno Endure 24 race in Leeds.

On June 30, the runners sought to add plenty more miles towards their 1000-mile target for the year in the 24-hour event around a five-mile woodland loop in Bramham Park, Leeds.

One of the group, Katherine Self, reached 500 miles during the event despite struggling through burst blisters on lap four of five.

Another, Jessica Guth, wrote on her blog: "Some of it was tough, of course but it was a fabulous weekend, again I learned a lot about my running and probably about myself and I did something that challenged me and had the sense to stop before it broke me."

Ali Crompton told us of the event: "Endure24 was probably one of the hardest, yet most rewarding events I've taken part in. Set in the delightful trails of Bramham Park, the five-mile course offered a great mix of terrain and views. I took part in a team of three and was delighted to complete our target of achieving 100 miles between us, personally racking up 35 miles. One of the highlights was going out at 5am for a double lap and able to see the sun breaking through the mist across the terrain."

 The Run1000Milers who met up for at the Endure 24 in Leeds last weekend (l-r): Katherine Self, David Elsom, Ali Crompton, Jessica Guth, Debi Jones, Anne Berry and Emma Hardy

The Run1000Milers who met up for at the Endure 24 in Leeds last weekend (l-r): Katherine Self, David Elsom, Ali Crompton, Jessica Guth, Debi Jones, Anne Berry and Emma Hardy