Essex Way Relay 5th September – Sign up now

19 July 2021 - By Bill Smythe

The Essex way relay will return as a normal race this year on Sunday 5th September.

Sign up here or through Links/Team Event Entry.  I am unable to guarantee which leg you will run but will always try to accommodate.

This is a 10 leg relay from Epping to Harwich crossing our lovely countryside.  The relay is made up of 10 stages of various distances.  See below. The race is run as a relay but there is no handover to the next runner and scores are done on finishing places so there is no pressure to get to the finish before a set time. The Essex Way is a fantastic scenic route and follows fairly well defined paths. The course is not marshalled but instructions are available from the Essex Way website. A recce of the route is recommended.

Please let me know if you wish to run by entering through the link on the web site.

STAGE 1 EPPING – CHIPPING ONGAR 7.5 miles
STAGE 2 CHIPPING ONGAR – GOOD EASTER 9.5 miles
STAGE 3 GOOD EASTER – LITTLE LEIGHS 9.5 miles
STAGE 4 LITTLE LEIGHS – CRESSING 10.1 miles
STAGE 5 CRESSING – GREAT TEY 9.4 miles
STAGE 6 GREAT TEY – WEST BERGHOLT 5.7 miles
STAGE 7 WEST BERGHOLT – DEDHAM 11.2 miles
STAGE 8 DEDHAM – BRADFIELD 8.0 miles
STAGE 9 BRADFIELD – RAMSAY 5.3 miles
STAGE 10 RAMSAY – HARWICH LIGHTHOUSE 5.5 miles

We will also be looking after leg 5 from Cressing and I will need some volunteers please to record runners as they depart and arrive and to provide some water at the finish.

More details here:  http://www.essexway.org.uk/

Bill

Comments

  1. Ross Silverton says:

    Hi Bill, Please would you put Ian Lucas and Ross Silverton down for the Cressing to Great Tey leg if that is possible. We need to do the leg together as we will be car sharing. Many thanks Ross

  2. Bill Smythe says:

    Have added you both to list Ross.

  3. Jodee Mayer says:

    Hi Bill, I have just signed up. I am in London in the morning, so would only be able to do leg 9 or 10 timewise if that is at all possible. I think Sarah Naughton is also going to sign up and will be in the same position. Thanks! Jodee

  4. Kerry Townsend Kerry Townsend says:

    HI Bill
    Scott and I would like to take part. Can we both do Leg 5 again – now we know the route and won’t have to run it twice as we got lost the first time!
    Thanks
    Kerry

  5. Jenny Layley Jenny Layley says:

    And if possible can I do the leg ahead of Jodee/Sarah so that I can collect their car and pick them up at the end please?

  6. Bill Smythe says:

    Have added you to list with note.

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