A fast flat 100 mile race covering 12 out and back loops along a flat disused old railway line which is now a country park called the Flitch Way.
Starting in Felsted Essex its a perfect course for a first 100 mile race, regular support every 4.3 miles and access to your drop bag every 8.6 miles and with no hills and an easy trail it will suit runners who want fast times and a first hundred under their belt.
There are also 30 and 50 mile options for those not quite ready for 100miles.
Costs are: Before Jan 1st After Jan 1st
100 Miler £80 £100
50 Miler £45 £60
30 Miler £25 £40
There will be a small (5%) processing fee through the entry system for all entries
Click the link below to enter
Entries limited to 150 total across all distances
We understand that sometimes training does not go to plan or you pick up an injury. Therefore, we have as fair a refund policy as possible.
Up to 6 weeks before the date of the race you may transfer to another runner or have a refund of 60% of your entry fee.
Up to 2 weeks before the date of the race you may transfer your entry to another runner only with our permission - and subject to all details being supplied.
Closer than 2 weeks and we are unable to make any changes.
No defferrals at any time.
These are strictly enforced and if its clear at any point in the race you will not be able to finish within the cut off time we will stop you. (We will give you every chance though)
30 Mile Race = 4 Loops (34.4 miles exactly) - 8 Hours - 5pm Saturday
50 Mile Race = 6 Loops (51.6 miles exactly) - 13 Hours - 10pm Saturday
100 Mile Race = 12 Loops (103.2 miles exactly) - 30 Hours - 4pm Sunday
Felsted Village Hall,
Parking - There is some parking in the hall car park and we are working on some more space.
Public transport - There is no train station in Felsted but its a very short cab ride from Braintree or Dunmow stations
Facilities - Toilets and changing and secure bag storage but no showers
The course is almost all smooth flat gravel based hard path with a tiny bit of tarmac to start and finish each loop. it will be runnable in all weather and with only a couple of short bridges over major roads will be a truly fast course. Certainly one that can be run hard.
There will be no navigation needed as its a straight line on an old disused railway line and the turns on and off the line will all be marked, perfect for those who cant find their keys let alone their way!
The path is well sheltered with trees so even in bad weather its well protected from the elements.
The out and back element of each loop mean you will be constantly seeing others and can support them or they support you so it should be a very friendly event.
As this is a very easy looped course with frequent access to support and drop bags there are only two pieces of comulsory kit on the list.
1. Rear light of some sort - Small red led or similar so you can be seen on the short road sections easily
2. Headtorch - this must be of good quality and have sufficient battery power to last at least one loop but preferably the 6 hours of darkness you will see.
Both of these items are only required for runners in the 100 and 50 mile races. They must be carried and use on loops starting after 8pm - regardless of if you think you will get back before dark.
We do recommend you pay heed to the weather and wear appropriate wet weather clothing on loops if its rainy as you will get cold easier the further you run and longer you are out there.
7am Registration and kit check opens
8:30 Registration closes (if you are late you will get registered after the start)
8:40 Race Brief
9am Race Start
5pm 30 mile cutoff time
10pm 50 mile cutoff time
4pm 100 mile cutoff time
5pm all runners must have left the site
6pm hall cleaned and secure by this time
All Finishers will recieve a Essex 100/50/30 T-Shirt
30 and 50 mile finishers will recieve a finishers medal with different ribbons for each distance
100 mile finishers will recieve a buckle, they will be one of three colours based on finish time.
Gold Buckle - Sub 20 hours
Silver Buckle - Sub 24 hours
Bronze Buckle - Finish
There will be prizes for the winner of each distance in each sex
Pacers are NOT allowed in the 30 and 50 mile races.
In the 100 mile race pacers are allowed under the following rules:
1. Pacers only allowed after loop 6 - so loop 7 onwards.
2. Only 1 pacer at a time ( they can swap at the start/end of the loop but nowhere else)
3. Pacers must also have a headtorch and rear light at all times after 8pm till it is light again
All rules and any clarifications not on this page will be listed on the Rules Page.
All volunteer info is on the Volunteer Page.
Here we will list any regular questions or anything we think may be useful.
Q) Can I downgrade to a lower distance if I am not having a good day? So that I don't DNF.
A) Yes but only in certain circumstances. You can only downgrade to the lower distance at the point of reaching that distance.
Q) Can I have support on the course and at checkpoints?
A) Yes but your support can not hand you anything along the course, though they can at the checkpoint locations and they can give you assistance with changing clothes etc. at the start/finish location.