!!! REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1ST, THERE ARE NO PLACES AVAILABLE ON THE DAY!!!
MESSERS SANDFORD, STONEMAN & LADY COLLINS of the Company of Runners have dreadful delight to invite you to a Friday night of frights on the Flitch Way.
Well before witching hour an assembly of ghouls, goblins, ghosts, monsters and vampires will await your passage as you travel under a combination of moonlight and headtorch light from Rayne Station to Bannister Green Halt and back. About five frightful miles.
This is a timed event with a start window between 6 and 7pm. Competitors may start at any time within this window and will be required to return with a souvenir acquired at the turnaround to prove completion.
All abilities welcome particularly those new to trail running.
Headtorches and an iron nerve are both mandatory!
TOEING THE LINE:
DATE: Friday November 2nd
START WINDOW: 6-7pm
LOCATION: The start of this event is at the Rayne Scout Hall, Station Road, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX
Here are your final instructions for the Friday Fright Night coming up this Friday November 2nd. We are looking forward to seeing all of you.
Please take the time to read all of these notes – particularly with regard to parking on the night.
Some important points:
This is extremely limited at Rayne Station.
The streets around Rayne village are primarily residential so please park incredibly considerately. Do not block any driveways. The best street for free, on-road parking is New Road which runs alongside the Flitch Way by the railway station.
Where possible, please try and car share.
The nearest significant car parks are at Rayne Village Hall, The Swan pub or at the Great Notley Discovery Centre. This is about a 10-minute walk away. From here you can walk through the back of the park, past the bird hill and up and over the A120 road bridge, turn left along the path that leads to Fairy Hall Lane and then across the road and onto the Flitch Way. Please note there is a charge to use the Discovery Centre car park and it closes at 9pm. It will also be very dark walking to Rayne Station and potentially muddy.
- Course Conditions. Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page or the website for any last-minute changes, but we are expecting the course to be pretty dry, and it’s reasonably flat, so road shoes should be fine, of course it is a trail so you can wear trail shoes. It’s one of those that’s probably down to what’s your preference.
- Registration on Friday November 2nd
Race Registration will take place from 5.30pm at the Rayne Scout Hall, Station Road, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX, with the race starting window opening at 6pm and closing at 7pm.
There is no mass start, competitors may leave at any time during this window, they just need to tell us when they are leaving, and we will start their timer, then tell us when they return. There are a lot of you! So please help us with your registration by noting your bib number from the list at the bottom of these notes.
- The Route
The route is approximately five miles in total out to Bannister Green Halt and back. It will be dark, so bring a headtorch if you have one. It might be a bit cold, so dress appropriately. There will be over one hundred runners on the course, so please take care, be careful and be considerate to other trail users. This is NOT the event to be searching for a PB!
Oh, and watch out for the ghosts, ghouls, demons, witches, warlocks, sprites, imps and generally unpleasant entities who have volunteered their time to give you a fright on a Friday night.
Finally, thanks again for your interest in this race.
Richard, Lorraine & John
Company of Runners
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