Hare & Tortoise Running
Marsh Farm Nature Reserve, Brightlingsea, Essex.
The third event in our 4 race coastal series for 2021. Our usual 6hr format or marathon distance are available on the day. Each event within the 4 race series will have an individual bespoke medal with all 4 making up a set with a similar coastal theme. In the interests of making the medal something that can be utilised after the event, other than proudly hanging on your wall, should you wish to do so the ribbons can be removed and the hidden medal hangers enable the use of the medal as a coaster (forgive the pun!) for example or something similar. We are sure you'll love the design as much as we do!
The undulating but predominantly flat, traffic free looped trail course, will give you the opportunity to run a marathon or as many or as few laps as you wish, within the time limit of 6 hours. The loops will be 10.54km/6.55m in distance and so you will need to complete 2 laps for a half marathon, 4 laps to cover full marathon distance, and then if you choose to continue, the clock will be your only limiting factor!
With an aid station at the end of every lap, you will have the ability to fuel yourself without having to carry everything you might need. You may leave a bag with your specific requirements at the aid station, for you to raid as you see fit! Alternatively, there will be flapjacks, fruit and nuts, and also water and squash, should you feel like a change!
PLEASE NOTE – In an attempt to reduce our race-day plastic waste, this is a CUPLESS event! We will provide all drinks and refreshments as per our usual aid stations, but you will need to provide a receptacle of some description. It can be a reusable cup, soft flask or whatever vessel you choose, even your very own running shoe at the end of every lap, but we won’t be providing any cups at all, and there will be no drinking from jugs either! We will, of course, be more than happy to assist you with the filling of whatever you choose as normal. If you wish, you are able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup online as part of your registration, or on race day.
An opportunity to run on a fast, lapped course, without the need to carry your usual ‘clobber’ and with a sought after, unique, bespoke medal, this promises to be a fantastic event for runners of all abilities. UKA Affliated Member & Race Permit issued by TRA and a 100 Club qualifiying event.
The race will start at outside The Batemans Tower Café, Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Essex. CO7 0HH.
There is ample parking on the roadside along Promenade Way, but also in public car parks located on Promenade Way.
Toilets are located near Bateman’s Café on the West Promenade, in the car park at the end of Promenade Way. These will be accessible, before, during, and after the race.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before registering for any event.
Brightlingsea is a small historical sailing town with much to offer the day visitor or as a base to explore the surrounding towns and countryside. http://www.brightlingsea-town.co.uk
Today Brightlingsea is a thriving town with many interesting old buildings set amongst a town centre of friendly mainly independent shops. The narrow streets lead down to the Town Hard where you can spend some leisurely time to watch the comings and goings, see families enjoying crabbing from the town jetty or disembarking from the ferry or visiting yachts.
From the Town Hard you can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade lined with colourful beach huts, past the open air swimming pool to Batemans Tower where you will find a café, children’s playground, skateboard park and the start of your next challenge!
Please be mindful of other users of the promenade area and park responsibly. There will be no excuse for littering given the ability to dispose of any unwanted rubbish at the end of every lap in the bins provided. We would like to continue to return to this venue regularly and constant littering might make this difficult.