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Writtle Wround 50k

28-Jul-2019 Writtle University College, Chelmsford, Essex, UK (England)

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50KM / 31Miles
1 Day - 150 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £30 GBP

Essex Trail Events’ first ever 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. We may provide details before the day and possibly provide a gpx file but we do not guarantee to do this.

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 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.

 

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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