Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Frolic Returns with the 

"Winter Marafun" in 2015

This might be a clue to the route?

The Frolic Navigation "Marafun" starts in Little Baddow Essex. The 26.2-mile route will consist of a single looped course via some delightful Essex countryside (Note distance is min possible to complete course and really depends on how well you can read a map) 

This isn't your usual "race". There will be no route directions to blame for your bonus miles, only you! Oh and this year expect the unexpected!

If you normally carry a map but it doesn't come out of your pack, I'd get practicing...

GPS usage is allowed but I've no idea how this would be an advantage anyway!

Get a grid reference, pick a route, run as fast as you can!


VENUE — The Generals Arms Public House, The Ridge, Little Baddow Essex CM3 4SX. 


PARKING — Pleanty in pub but please car share where possible!

OBJECT — To complete the course on foot, mainly on footpaths and roads, visiting a series of checkpoints following your own route that you will decide in a 7 hour time limit, all to finish by 4:00p.m. This is primarily a running event. If you walk you must still meet cut-offs. 

START — All start at 9:00 a.m. Mass start. Please register at least 15 minutes before the start time, kit checks will take place and start will be delayed if required.

REFRESHMENTS — You must carry your own food or drink required. Water at all manned checkpoints. Food available at the finish (for a charge) but not at checkpoints. You can always find food/drink on course. 

EQUIPMENT — You are advised to wear suitable footwear for on and off-road and consider weather conditions. You must carry a waterproof jacket and a back-up warm layer (not worn and not a baselayer) and hat. A fully charged mobile phone with event number MUST be carried. A pen might also be useful! Oh and torch!

You MUST carry the following map and compassOS Explorer (1:25000) Map 183 

Sunrise 7:15 AM, Sunset 4:15 PM. A torch MUST be taken!

ENTRY — Open to over 18’s only. Postal entries only at this time. Entries will be strictly limited so get in quickly. No acknowledgement will be sent unless an SAE or email address is provided for that purpose. Entry is available on day if places left. 

COST - The entry fee is £8 (non-affiliated £10). The entry fee includes a £2 drinks token. Entries to be sent to Ian Brazier 23 Jarvis Field Little Baddow. Cheques payable to “Ian Brazier” 


  • Checkpoints must be visited in the correct sequence
  • Marshals have the right to withdraw participants if their fitness is in doubt or if they are behind schedule.
  • If you retire from the event please do so at a checkpoint, ensuring that you inform an official. The organisers will try and transport you back to the finish.
  • Take great care when running along the road sections and consider bright clothing. 


TRA permit  RA / 38-15

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