Stour Valley Path 100km ultra 14th September

New ultra in Essex and qualifier for Spartathlon

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25/01/2013 at 15:31
New ultra event launched for September this year. Qualifier for Spartathlon and course looks great - have lived in the local area most of my life. Should be cracking event.
25/01/2013 at 16:03
Website is which may help!
25/01/2013 at 19:27
It also may help if you were upfront with people and stated clearly you were organising it
Edited: 25/01/2013 at 19:28
25/01/2013 at 19:45

I'm the organiser Lirish, to prevent any confusion.

25/01/2013 at 20:01
I know you are Matthew, I've seen your post in the ultra community group on fb, it just looks a little odd that a completely new poster who has never posted before just happens to pop along and inform us about a brand new race, handily providing links.
25/01/2013 at 21:06

Hope you like the look of the website anyway Lirish. It should be a great race through some really beautiful parts of East Anglia. Would be great if you could join us. Cheers

26/01/2013 at 10:39

I have got my eye on this event. 

Think it would keep me out of mischief for the day. 


28/01/2013 at 22:17


This looks like an awesome race and looks like a pretty fast 100k. Hope to be there supporting, a bit too close to the spartathlon for me..

11/02/2013 at 15:11

Just had confirmation from The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® that the race is worth 2 points towards all their races

11/02/2013 at 15:27

Looks fun, is navigation likely to be tricky?

11/02/2013 at 15:40

The footpath is pretty well sign posted all the way round, plus we have provided a gpx file of the whole route on the race website for download. The route is also marked on O.S. maps and we will probably try and mark any parts of the route that might be tricky / confusing. We want to make sure that this is a fast 100km race!

11/02/2013 at 15:42

Pretty much the answer I was hoping for! Will most likely drop and entry in soon.

18/02/2013 at 16:48

Nic and I tried to recce the whole route over the weekend, but were cut short after 45 miles when we ran out of pork scratchings and water...oh, and the mud had made it tough going. It should be much better running conditions under foot by September!

You can read an article about the upcoming race on Ahotu Marathons:

19/02/2013 at 11:11

Just checked out your website, looks fantastic, I will get the London 2 Brighton out the way first then sign up for this!

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 11:16
26/02/2013 at 22:55

I am in now. 

It starts on my sisters doorstep, so I will take that as an invitation to visit. 

28/02/2013 at 12:19

Hopefully see you there Ben. What is next for you mate?

Will keep an eye on enties but a little way off the 200 limit yet.

28/02/2013 at 21:45

Viking Way up next.


01/03/2013 at 08:24
End of the month? Have fun
01/03/2013 at 21:00

Helicopter tour of the route can now be found under
It looks very flat on the website tour, but if you upload the kmz file into Google Earth and set the elevation exaggeration to 3, you can get a true sense of the hills towards the latter stages of the run. Enjoy!

11/03/2013 at 14:09

Ran the last 20 miles of the route last Saturday and was kept entertained by a very varied run.  There were one or two challenging hills but pretty villages, churches and a very flat finish past the National Trust's Flatford Mill made it all worthwhile.  Am sure it would be just as pleasant if I had also ran the first 30 miles!

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