7th June 2020 – Stour Valley Marathon

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COMPANY OF RUNNERS cordially invite you to join us for the 2020 running of the prestigious Stour Valley Marathon – the race previously organised by Kevin Payne for the last five years – which he has now handed over to “new management”.

Your challenge should you choose to accept it, is to self-navigate on a marathon distance trail course following the highways, byways, trails and tracks around the Stour Valley using the Stour Valley Path, St Edmund’s Way and the Essex Way.

This is a mass start event starting at 9am in the morning.

Please note that there will be four checkpoints on the route approximately seven miles apart, 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 #3046. 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 or greater distance. We are increasing the cut-offs to eight hours, 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.

DATE: Sunday June 7th, 2020
DISTANCE: Approximately 27 miles
START: 9am
PRICE: £38 (Affiliated) £40 (Unaffiliated) – All finishers will receive a technical T-Shirt and choice of old or new medal.
CUT-OFF: 8 Hours, participants must be through the halfway point within four hours
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/

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