*Update 18.3.2020: England Athletics has suspended all events until the end of April. That means we won’t do any recce runs. But we will wait and see what happens over the next few weeks before we decide whether our races from June onwards can proceed. We’re missing you guys and hope you’re all taking care.*
COMPANY OF RUNNERS cordially invite you to strap on your drinking trousers and tie off your trail shoes to compete in a splendiferous scramble around the wonderful wilds of Wakes Colne. We start you with the thrills of trail running, and then finish you with the spills of a beer festival!
Your challenge should you choose to accept it, is to self navigate on a five-mile trail course in the Essex countryside around Chappel and Wakes Colne in association with the Chappel Beer Festival.
This is a timed event with a start window between 10 and 11am. Competitors may start at any time within this window. Finishers receive free entry into the beer festival and a complimentary beer glass. Beer purchases still apply.
Please note that there are no checkpoints on the route, just the start and finish at the Chappel Beer Festival.
There will be no entries available on the day, and runners are not permitted to run with dogs under UK Athletics regulations. This event is held under UK athletics rules. A Trail Running Association permit has been applied for. We cannot permit participants aged under 18.
The trail is a mixture of surfaces so trail shoes are recommended.
All abilities welcome particularly those new to trail running.
** Online Registration closes at 8pm on the day before the race. **
TOEING THE LINE:
DATE: Saturday September 12th
DISTANCE: 5 miles
START WINDOW: 10-11am
PRICE: £10 (Affiliated) £12 (Unaffiliated)
MINIMUM AGE: 18
LOCATION: The start of this event is at the Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Colchester CO6 2DS
PARKING: There is free parking at the Beer Festival