The Saffron trail ultra was an overnight 70 mile ultra, along an old Saffron Spice trade route. It runs from Southend on Sea to Saffron Walden.
It started on the seafront at Southend on the Esplanade and finished at the Fire Station in Saffron Walden.
( I used to be a Firefighter so got the use of the building for a charity donation).
The event no longer runs as we did not get sufficient numbers each of the three years it ran to justify the costs and time.
Start location: Westcliffe on Sea on the Esplanade opposite the boat club - See Map 1
Finish Location: Saffron Walden town centre - We used the fire station and the Park in the past.
This is a tough route with hills, rough tracks and overgrown footpaths. You need to pay attention to Markers, GPS and Maps is needed to stay on track especially if running in the dark like the race did.
Cut offs: obviously you can run this in sections and in your own time, the race had a cut off of 20 hours for the 70 miles.
Transport/Parking: There are local car parks at the start and finish towns. At the end of each leg we had permissions for CP set up and parking but if you use those locations for meeting runners or drop off/pick up locations please park sensibly.
Refund Policy: Once you have registered there is no refund or transfer and you have till december 31st to complete the route.
After you have run it all: Send us your gpx file or strava link or other evidence that you have run the route, we will check and send you your medal.
Please note all your evidence must be dated after the registration date. Any runs on the route before this date can not be counted.
Below are the GPX files for the whole route and broken down into legs.
We have also added the maps and route descriptions from the race the last time it ran.
We reccomend you check these with updated maps for changes.
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