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Join us at the Suffolk Trail Running Festival

TBC June 2020

Nestled in picturesque organic farmland between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, The Suffolk Trail Festival (TrailFest) is a unique opportunity to enjoy running in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

Whether it be a 3k fun run for all the family to enjoy, a 10k trail race to get the heart racing or a 12 hour or 24 hour endurance challenge, we are confident you will take away some fantastic memories and a pretty awesome medal too.

Our 12 & 24hr endurance races are the first of their kind here in rural Suffolk, you can enter the races as a solo runner, as a pair or as a team (24hr only) of up to 8 runners and the aim is to complete as many laps of our 5 mile course as possible in the 12 or 24 hour time limit. This is a test of endurance, speed, fitness, mental toughness and teamwork!

Camping, refreshments, children’s activities and live music will be on hand to add a fun & friendly festival vibe to the weekend, making this an ideal event to bring your family / supporters along to.

FRIDAY JUNE 14th 2019

15:00: Campsite opens
17:00 – 21:00: Registration open at Race HQ

19:00 – 20:30 Map Reading Workshop

20:00 approx Guest Speaker – Mimi Anderson

20:45 approx Guest Speaker – Lee Kemp

21:15 approx Guest Speaker – Dan & Charlotte Lawson

22:00: Final Friday arrivals

22:30 – 06:30: Quiet time on the campsite

 

SATURDAY JUNE 15th 2019

08:00 – 09:45: Registration opens for 3k & 10k races

08:00 – 11:00: Registration opens for 12 & 24hour race

09:15: Warm up yoga

09:55: 10k Race brief & warm up by starting arch

10:00: 10k race starts

10:10: 3k Race brief & warm up by starting arch

10:15: 3k race starts

10:45: 3k & 10k Presentation for Top 3 Male & Female Runners

11:50: 24hr race brief by starting arch

12:00: 24hr race starts

20:00: Headlamps or hand torches to be taken on all laps started from this point

21:20: Sunset.

11:50: 12hr race brief by starting arch

Midnight: 12hr race starts

 

 

SUNDAY JUNE 18th 2019

04:36: Sunrise

11:59: Final laps may begin

12:00: 12 & 24 hour race finishes. Laps in progress must be completed by 13:00 to count towards your score

12:30-13:30: Medal & Buckle Presentation

13:30: Donut Dash in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care 

17:00 Event village break down & pack up

Shimpling Park Farm, Shimpling, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 4HY

Driving from Bury St Edmunds:

Take the A134 to Sudbury. Two miles after the village of Bradfield Combust  in a wooded area take a right signed to Shimpling and Chadacre. If you arrive in Alpheton, you have gone too far! After half a mile on the left you will see a sign to Shimpling Park Farm and we are at the bottom of the long drive. If you arrive at the Bush Pub you have gone too far!

 

Driving from Sudbury:

Take the A134 towards Bury St Edmunds. After the village of Alpheton take a left in a wooded area signed to Shimpling and Chadacre. After half a mile on the left you will see a sign to Shimpling Park Farm and we are at the bottom of the long drive. If you arrive at the Bush Pub you have gone too far!

 

Directions from London:

There are regular trains from London Liverpool Street to Sudbury (change at Marks Tey) which take approx 90 minutes.  Shimpling Park Farm is a 12 minutes taxi drive from Sudbury or a good cycle ride through pretty villages if you are feeling fit.

There are regular trains from London Liverpool and London Kings Cross to Bury St Edmunds.

 

Race Records

3K

Max Jeffrey 12:52

Lila Battell 12:59

10K

Tom Kingsnorth 40:56

Marie Shirley 45:00

12 Hour

Dan Lawson 80 Miles 11:34

Lindsay Hamilton 60 Miles 10:59

Pairs: Dumb N’ Dumber 80 Miles 11:58

24 Hour

Mark Prigg 110 Miles 23:04

Anna Hatton 95 Miles 23:06

Pairs: Sinn Pein, 160 Miles 24:30

Team 3-5: Hunts Stars 165 Miles 24:17

Team 6-8: Airborne Fit 3, 175 Miles 24:00

 

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