The route is a very simple out and back loop which will be well marked.


its almost all smooth gravelled path with some tarmac secions on bridges and to and from the start/finish.


Each loop is 4.3 miles out to turnaraound point and 4.3 back so 8.6 in total


.gpx file and map below

Essex 100 loop .gpx
GPS eXchange file [6.4 KB]


At the start/Finish there will be an indoor checkpoint with seperate access for runners and spectators/supporters.

At this checkpoint you will be able to access your drop bags and there will also be the following available.


  • Hot drinks - tea/coffee.chocolate
  • Hot food - pasta/hot dogs/soup + bread
  • Cold snacks - sweet and savory snacks such as sweets, biscuits, crackers, fruits etc
  • Cold drinks - Water/Coke/Squash
  • Sports Massage and First Aid

At the turnaround point on each loop there will only be cold drinks and a small range of sweet and savory snacks.

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