If the world of endurance running is becoming more appealing as your training progresses, Continental's annual 12-hour off-road relay may be an ideal entry in to the sport. Organised for Sunday 24 March, the Conti Lightning Run can be tackled solo, in pairs or in a team of five, with competitors required to carry on running for the full 12 hours.
Taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, the cross-country circuit is said to be challenging, with twists and turns across varied terrain. Competitors must cover one 10k lap each before passing the baton to a fellow team member. The team who accumulates the most laps over the course of 12 hours will win.
Race organisers Continental, one of the leading tyre manufactures, have been working with adidas to develop technology to improve the traction on trainers. By using rubber compounds, the trainers are designed to give runners better grip and are seen as the perfect match for off-road racing.
Entries for the Conti Lightning Run are now open. For runners interested in taking part, organisers are offering free camping facilities from Saturday afternoon. More information is available on the event website.