COVID - 19 current update -15/10/20



We now have all the permissions we require for the Stort30 and can confirm that it will go ahead.

The Stort30 is FULL and there are NO entries on the day.


New Years Flitch way events - We have postponed these now to 2021 as we have had permission withdrawn for the use of the venue. All participants have been informed and spaces can roll over to next year or refunds under our refunds policy issued.


Please respect that even if you email us to ask for updates we cant tell you any more than above at this time and will update everyone as soon as we know more.


Our refund policy is here if you want to see what your options are.


We will of course keep you up to date via emails, the website and social media.

Lindley and Maxine



New Year's Eve Marathon and Half Marathon

See out the last day of the year by running a flat fast local half or full Marathon on the Flitch Way in Braintree. 

Run on a disused railway line now turned into a country park, signed and traffic free.

December 31st 2021

New Year's Day Marathon and 10k

See in the first day of the year by running a flat fast local Marathon or 10k on the Flitch Way in Braintree. 

Run on a disused railway line now turned into a country park, signed and traffic free.

January 1st 2022

Flitch 12 hour

Fast flat hard trail 5k out, 5k back trail loop on the Flitch way a disused railway line in Braintree in Essex. 

Do as many loops as you can in 12 hours, splits at 50k, 100k and 12 hours. Great for fast qualifying times for Spartathlon.

January 24th 2021

St Peters Way Ultra

Challenge Running Running Trail Championships event.

Stunning 43 mile trail race through historic Essex from the ancient market town of Chipping ongar out to St Peters-on-the-wall in Bradwell on the Essex coast. Built in 653AD


February 28th 2021

Monarchs Way Ultra

Britaiin's longest non stop race, 615 miles following the escape route of Charles the second in 1651.

Stunning scenery through England's most stunning countryside ove 2 weeks. An adventure challenge more than a race.

15th of May 2021

Suffolk Back Yard Ultra

4.17 miles every hour on the hour untill only one remains. Can you be the last one standing?

Guaranteed Golden Coin entry into the 2020 Big's Bag Yard Ultra in the USA

June 5th 2021

Essex 100/50/30

Challenge Running Running Trail Championships event. (50mile)

Fast and flat out and back looped 100 miler with options to do 50 or 30 miles.

Support, no navigation and no compulsory kit. 

Perfect for a 1st ultra or 100 mile race. 

10th of July 2021



Challenge Running Running Trail Championships event.

30 flat and fast trail miles out and back along the stunnning river Stort.

Great support, stunning route and amazing medal and prizes. 

T-Series Races

3 iconic races along the river Thames to it's source.



September 16th 2021



September 18th 2021



September 18th 2021

Thames Ring 250

The Iconic 250 mile race around the Thames, Grand Union and Oxford Canals from Goring-on-Thames.

The 1st race of its kind and distance, the one that started it all. 

250 miles, 100 Hours on Two Feet


June 23rd-27th 2021

First Aid

Event cover for sports or social events.


Training for individuals and groups and bespoke training for running clubs etc.


Please visit our First Aid Website Via the button below.

Walking Trips Navigation Training 

Walking Trip, Mountain Leading and bespoke trips as well as navigation training for individuals and group can be arranged. 

Have a look at our Walking Website via the button below


We do online coaching and advice for runners including kit advice and navigation training. Get in touch if you are interested.

Contact us

Get in touch about anything


We always need volunteers for upcoming events and would not have such great events without your support. Please get in touch if you want to volunteer for us.

Trail Team

We have a small team of sponsored and supported runners. 

Ultra Workshop Day

February 2021

Exact date TBC


A workshop day where you can listen to inspirational speakers and learn about our longer Ultra events such as the TR250 and T-184


£25 for the day

Challenge Running Championships

In 2021 we will be hosting our own Chambionships with runners needing to finish all three to qualify.


St Peters Way - 43 miles

Essex 50 - 50 miles

Stort30 - 30 miles


Prizes will be presented at the Stort30


This is where we will sell club merchandise and old event shirts and other clothing. 


You can buy replacement race shirts and club kit

Solo Challenges

An opportunity to run some our our old courses in your own time without cut offs and still get a medal. 


Limited Stocks of Old Medals on a 1st come 1st served basis

Challenge Adventures on You Tube

Chip Timing at SBYU
Why not join our group on STRAVA
We are proud to be partnered with UKA and Affiliated to England Athletics
Official Stort30 Race Photos


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