*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 join us for the first ever running of the Stour Valley Half Marathon which will run on the same day as the full marathon.
Your challenge should you choose to accept it, is to self-navigate on a half marathon distance trail course following most of the “first loop” of the full Stour Valley Marathon.
This is a mass start event starting at 10am in the morning.
Please note that there will be two checkpoints on the route along with the start and finish at Nayland Village Hall.
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. Trail Running Association permit #3047. We cannot permit participants aged under 18.
The course is a mixture of surfaces so trail shoes are recommended.
It will suit runners who have completed a half marathon. We are setting the cut-offs at seven hours alongside the main marathon, but we still expect you to be confident long-distance runners who can manage trail running in what can often be hot conditions. Participants should also be comfortable with following navigation instructions, GPS files or by reading maps.
TOEING THE LINE:
DATE: Sunday June 7th, 2020
DISTANCE: Approximately 13.5 miles
PRICE: £25 (Affiliated) £27 (Unaffiliated) – All finishers will receive a technical T-Shirt AND (announced March 2020) a bespoke medal
CUT-OFF: 7 Hours, participants must be through the halfway point within two hours
MINIMUM AGE: 18
LOCATION: Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4JH
PARKING: Free – Field behind Village Hall
This race will make amazing training for either the SVP100 or SVP50 ultra runs which take place in August.
We are delighted that Challenge Running Ltd’s Challenge FirstAid will be supplying mobile medic cover on race day and even more delighted that these costs are being supported by Finish Line Fund https://www.finishlinefund.org/