Writtle Wround 50k

25 July 2021
Writtle University College, Chelmsford, Essex, UK (England)
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trail race
50 KM
1 day
150 Runners
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    45 GBP

This Essex Trail Events ultra starts and finishes at the excellent facilities of Writtle University College and visits the scenic villages of Blackmore, Willingale, Good Easter and Pleshey and incorporates stretches of the Essex Way, St Peter’s Way and the Saffron Trail.

Apart from two marshalled crossings of the A414 the route is on footpaths, tracks and minor country lanes. The route is mainly through arable country and reasonably flat throughout. (The lowest point is 85 feet and the highest 335 feet).

Navigation is by narrative route description provided on the day.

There will be checkpoints at Blackmore village hall (9 miles), Willingale cricket pavilion (15 miles), Good Easter sports pavilion (20 miles) and Pleshey village hall (24 miles). All checkpoints will provide hot and cold drinks, snacks and will have toilet facilities and shelter. There will probably be some mobile drink stations in addition.

There will be a light meal and showers available at the finish at the college.

All entrants will receive a T shirt and all finishers a medal.

There are excellent free parking facilities at the college.

Please note there is a 7½ (8½ see below) hour time limit. Cut offs will be 1h50m (11.20am) at 9 miles , 3h15m (12.45pm) at 15 miles, 4h30m (2pm)at 20 miles and 5h30m (3pm) at 24 miles.
There  will be an early start for slower runners at 8.30am. However the first checkpoint at 9 miles will not
open until 10.15am. Anyone arriving earlier will have to wait until then to continue. All cut offs will remain the same.

£10 discount for entries prior to 31 December 2020

Event Organiser

Kevin Wright

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