02 Apr 18 – Planes, Trains & Automobiles

FINAL RESULTS can be seen here

MESSERS SANDFORD & STONEMAN, of the noted Company of Runners Ltd, cordially cajole your competition in a six-mile(ish) celebration of man’s love for all things that go fast – including you.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, will be to self-navigate on an exceptional trail of footpath, bridleway and muddied field in the spectacular Essex countryside around the villages of Rayne and Panfield near to the railway town of Braintree.

As well as bracing the invigorating Spring elements, your circumnavigation will bring you in close proximity with a multitudinous mixture of man’s magnificent machines of speed, power, travel and flight.

This is a timed event with a start window between 9 and 10am. Competitors may start at any time within this window and will be required to return to the race headquarters at their greatest haste, with three souvenirs acquired at different stages of the course to prove one’s completion.


DATE: Bank Holiday Monday April 2nd
START TIME: 9am-10am
LOCATION: The start of this event is at the Great Notley Country Park, near Braintree, CM77 7FS – parking is available:
Up to 30 minutes £1.00
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00
Over 3 hours £5.00

The Discovery Centre has a cafe serving a wide selection of food and drinks, and toilet facilities. Whilst you are a-huffing and a-puffing your way around our course, your friends and family members can partake in a pleasurable promenade of the parklands which feature the Sky Ropes climbing complex and Essex’s longest play trail – including a giant see-saw, climbing forest, tyre swings, sand pits, rope climbers, slides, forts and a water play area.

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