Race Experiences

Roy Watkins Published: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Title: New boys
first time for us, my brother and I, to walk any distance. We had both run a few half marathons over twenty years ago so had a good idea what the distance entailed.
watched the runners take off, perhaps secretly wishing we were with them. But not paying attention, gassing too much, missed the start of the walkers. Last to start. At least we had plenty of trail blazers to lead the way.
Had walked the sea wall before and got that feeling of an adventure as we turned inland. Lots of things to enjoy. Hadn’t realised the path in Ramsey lead us past the windmill. The trail was well marked and every volunteer we met was eager to help and encourage.
thoroughly enjoyed the trail through the woods and alongside the river. Easy walking, dry and firm under foot. Goaded into trying a rope swing set up from a tree out over the river by a fellow walker. Numerous animals seen, highlights, a black young rabbit and a swarm of honey bees.
Finished without any aches, pains or blisters to a very warm welcome.
Thanks to all concerned, it was a few hours thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to any further ideas you might have.

Tony Nicholls Published: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Title: Mayflower Cross Country Walk 27.05.18

Only downside was when we turned up to check in at the start - I had been incorrectly registered as a runner instead of a walker and so my registration couldn't be found - apparently this had happened to quite a few people.

Clearly signposted throughout the route and a lovely walk through the north Essex countryside with great views across the Stour Estuary once we got to Wrabness.

Cant wait for next years event!

Neil Robins Published: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Title: What is not to like about this run.
A challenging event covering the most wonderful shoreline along the Stour river & passing through Wrabness woods The pre and post registration organisation was excellent with the right amount of water stations at around every 2 mile mark; these were very much appreciated on a very hot day where you are exposed to the elements most of the time. The wooded copses along the route do offer some periods of shade. Some testing hills on route & the goodie bag at the finish was a surprise. Entry was easy, fee was very good and your money is going to great causes...All in all a very good route & would like to tackle it again sometime. I ran in trail shoes but as very dry along route I could/should have worn road shoes.
Andre Besant Published: Monday 28 May 2018
Title: A GREAT DAY OUT
A super day (made even better with the weather). The organisation was spot on and on a personal note it events like this that make running a pleasure again...Simple and effective and your not left feeling ripped off for over the top entry fees plus your money is going to great causes...
Will now put this race on my “TO DO” list every year from now on and I encourage other runners and walkers to come along next year and take part.

Event Details

Organiser Details

Organiser
The Rotary Club of Manningtree Stour Valley
Website
The Rotary Club of Manningtree Stour Valley website
Contact Details
: rotarydemon@gmail.com
: 07704559057