Next Race: 18/02/2024
Rayne Station, New Road, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX
Join us for the return to The Flitch Way at Rayne in 2024 for the anniversary of our very first H&T event six years ago! FIVE entry options for this event in 2024. In addition to the marathon and 6hr timed event, we have a 5km, 10km and Half Marathon option for you. One loop of 5km is all you need to be a finisher and earn that bespoke H&T medal and goody bag!
There is a new route update - you can choose which way you want to run after every loop of 5km! We will have two courses marked out for 5km loops in either direction! You can run the same loop only or run them alternately and make it a 10km loop with and aid station at 5km every time.
Not been able to get to a race when the medal was too much bling to miss? Here is your chance to choose the medal that you have your eye on from one of our previous events.
There are two difficult decisions at this event, which way to go next, and which medal to choose from a selection of our bespoke medals!
You can expect a supercharged aid station with all the usual H&T trimmings at the end of every 5km loop.
Stretching for 15 miles through the Essex countryside between Braintree and Bishops Stortford is The Flitch Way. It is the site of the original Bishops Stortford to Braintree Branch line, a single-track railway, and was opened in 1869 and finally closed in 1969. Nowadays it is an important place for wildlife, and a perfect place for your next running achievement, whatever your chosen distance!
Mostly up or down, and sometimes almost flat, traffic-free, out and back course on the hard-packed trail.. The loops will be 5.3km in distance and so you will need to do 2 for a 10km, 4 for a half marathon, 8 laps to cover full marathon distance, and then if you choose to continue in the 6hr event, 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 Affiliated Member & Race Permit issued by TRA and a 100 Club qualifying event.
The race will start at 0930 from Rayne Station, New Road, Rayne, Braintree CM77 6RX, on the Flitch Way.
There is limited parking at the Booking Hall itself, but there is the opportunity to park on New Road, on the opposite side of the Flitch Way.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before registering for any event.
Please be mindful of other users of the Flitch Way 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 could make this difficult.