Comments & Feedback


Nichola Norman: I just want to say a huge thank you to Kevin and Howard for organising all the trail races over the past year. I really have enjoyed each and every one I have participated in and I can’t recommend them enough! They really are for everyone, no matter how fast or slow you may be. In an age where races/runs are so expensive (my daughter has just paid £45 for a 10k race!), these trails offer such great value for money, every race is different and they are extremely sociable events. Thanks again, happy new year to you both and here’s to many more in 2020!!

Katy Rehal:  Enjoyable well organised trails through beautiful countryside. Instructions clear and concise, Kevin & Howard come up with fantastic ideas for routes. Thank you 😀 

Claire Alison:  A brilliant group of people organising these events. Love narrative trail running! 



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Steve Skinner I took part in the Writtle Wround 50k which was incredibly well organised from registration to the finish. Appreciated the thorough race instructions and emails and brilliant support at aid stations. Will definitely be taking part in other Essex Trail Events soon! Thanks for the hard work you put in so we can enjoy the trails. 

Amy Brass Every trail I have done with Essex Trail Events has been brilliant - so friendly and inclusive of all abilities, instructions well written and easy to follow... great value and really encourages everyone to be sociable. Loved the Writtle Wround today!! Tough but beautiful course, can’t wait for the next event ... but for now it’s bedtime!!!

Richard Rule Another well organised fantastic Essex Trail Events race. Thank you to all involved.

Katy Rehal Really great event, thank you so much for organising! Well-deserved pint & curry. Thank you to all the Marshals and helpers. 😀

Sara Demetriou Well done on organising such a great event. It was a pleasure to help out and hopefully next year I’ll run it.

Will Chaney Really enjoyed the claggy fields today. Lovely route.

Lorna Elliott Thank you so much for organising such a great event. Everyone was so friendly from marshals to check point teams etc. And the food on the course and after was amazing. Loved it! Although I'm sure my legs won't tomorrow 😂

Antony Goodall Great day - thanks Kevin, Howard and everyone that helped and ran. Cheers!

Colin Harper Brilliant event, thank you. 

Gavin Tilling Thanks guys, great day, great course and organisation, great t-shirt & medal, even the roads Marshals were nice! Thank you for arranging

Fiona Pratt Great event, lovely route, and good instructions, thank you to all the volunteers you were all fab 👍

Debbie Smith Well deserved pint & curry thank you for waiting for us we both enjoyed it 😀

Sarah Wilson-Frost You all worked like trojans today, glad you got a pint in! Super event, thank you!!

Barbara Alexander Lovely event and super volunteers. Thanks!

Amanda Willis Thank you for a brilliant day!

James Bosher Great event, as always! Thank you

Elaine Giles We had a fabulous day.

Lorna Pettifer A great event. Thank you all 😁

Rebecca McVelia A well-deserved pint 🍻 Great event.

Sarah Hammond Thank you Kevin & Howard, really enjoyed today. Thanks to all your helpers too. Hope you enjoyed your pints & the curry!

Nick Pollard A great day, thank you everyone 👣

Julian Holder What a superb day out! Many thanks to Kevin and Howard and all the great marshals, support teams and everyone else who made it such a wonderful event! Enjoy the curries and beers!!

John Pettifer Brilliant event, great course. Great checkpoints and friendly runners as they passed myself and Lorna. Hope you do it again

Ian Lawson Brilliant event, I’m knackered now.

Sarah Orley Thanks for yet another great event.

Janice Page Thank you Howard, Kevin & all your helpers for a great race on Sunday. Loved the route, & we saw a bit extra of the lovely countryside as we went wrong 3 times, that's why we took so long! Would definitely do it again & a couple of hours quicker hopefully!

Stuart Collett Thank you again, a great event to complete my first ultra 😀

John McVelia Big thank you to Kevin and Howard for such a fantastic event; same time next year?



Sammo Nigh: Thank you for the wonderful Ridley round yesterday! I’ve never ran in anything like it. It was fantastic!

John Buchanan: Many thanks to the organisers- really enjoyable atmosphere with plenty of time to gossip with other participants on the way round!

Antony Goodall: Great event as ever! I really don't know how you arrange such good weather! Lovely trails, lovely pubs - thanks!

Jody Wilkey: We absolutely loved this thanks guys. Great pubs, lovely route and enjoyed the beer and cider. Think we’ve found our new running fuel!!!! X

Jane Cowland: Fantastic event. The “Gin Girls” loved it. Great trails. Loved that you changed some of it from last year as well. Thanks for organising it. 



Sarah Coombe : thanks guys really enjoyed it, had to walk it all not being hardened trail runners but really enjoyed it. Beautiful route and you made the sun shine too! See you again soon 😁




James Forbes: Awesome evening! First time out and looking forward to many more.

Lydia Beard: My first, and certainly not my last. Loved it!! Thank you 

Dawn Potter: Thanks. Really enjoyed this 🙂




Hannah Cox: Thanks again for a great route, was a perfect intro for my other half to trail running.

Anita Leaver: It was a very enjoyable event! And perfect weather for running!

Julia Binstead:  Thanks Kevin and Howard another lovely trail run and thanks for cutting down the nettles beforehand.




Tony Pestell: Fantastic event - first one but definitely won’t be the last. Really enjoyed the ‘run when you’re ready’ format and narrative trail



Neil Cornick: Thanks all involved. That was my first narrative trail event and I loved it. Very friendly bunch and great fun. Looking forward to the next one. 

Carl Denton:  Really enjoyed it thank you 



Louise Garrett:  So well organised, great routes, always so friendly & helpful! These guys know how to put on a good trail run! 

Joanne Stearn:  My first experience of trail running and I love how friendly and helpful everyone was. Great atmosphere. Five stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 



Gabby Atling: Lovely routes and well organised, relaxed events. Great atmosphere and camaraderie between runners. 

Rachel Wiltshire:  Really enjoyed my first trail race, thank you! 



Kelly Burgess: Hit the streets of Chelmsford tonight running a 6mile self navigated route by Essex Trail Events. Brilliantly organised, given a race number with a sheet of directions to follow. Once we had finished there was a cool glow in the dark medal waiting for us plus Pizza, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, Flapjacks, cakes and tea..... all included in the entry price!! Brilliant evening with fab friends!!

Emma Smith: Just finished the Tarmac Twister Trail race! So much fun.

Maureen Wilson: Great fun tonight running the Tarmac twister 10k self navigating run. The most fun I have had for a while with a head torch and a set of instructions loving the glow in the dark medal.

Kat Burke: Great fun on the tarmac Twister last night! We had absolutely no idea where we were, but enjoyed every minute and managed to avoid getting lost!

Katie Kennington: Excellent run tonight. Trail was so much fun to navigate. We didn't go as drastically wrong as we thought we would.



Wendy Aldridge: Many thanks for a superb event today at Bradwell. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my first trail run and I will be doing some more. I think I need to practise my skills of running while reading! Thanks Wendy



Den Yard: Thanks so much for all the advice today! A really great event! My first time with navigation instructions! 

Justin Ruggles: Really enjoyed today, was my first nav trail run and only made one mistake. Thank you and see you soon.. 

Sam Doris: Thanks for today a really lovely run ... will be back for more !

Jody Wilkey: Really enjoyed today. Thank very well organised. Look forward to the next one xx 



Jane Cowland: Great trail run. My favourite event that I have taken part in. Well organised and directions were very clear and precise. We really enjoyed running it and look forward to next year. Thanks.

Frances Gridley: Wow what a fabulous event .. we actually covered 14.7 miles of scenic routes through beautiful countryside including woodlands and not forgetting the 5 pub stops ! 



Tania Blanks: First timer here... really enjoyed it, a nice change to road running, directions were confusing to begin with but quickly got use to it, and fortunately then caught up with others so was slightly easier to know where we were going! Would do it again 

Paula Shrimpton:  First timer here, my daughter and I had great fun and despite having done lots of orienteering in my youth we had Colin Harper with us and that made it easier. Will definitely do another event. 



Thank you so much for attending our fete yesterday – you added a new dimension to the fete and we really appreciated your runners staying and spending their time and money with us – we hope they enjoyed it.

Thank you for the £100 you gave through the combination of voucher sales and entry donation - as well, of course, as the additional contributions made by the runners themselves over and above this whilst at the fete.

We would be delighted to have you back again next year on the first Saturday in June.

Thank you again and very best wishes

Gill Thomas

On behalf of the Chignals and Mashbury Village Hall Committee

Andrew Graham Mason: Thanks very much Kevin and Howard for a very enjoyable event yesterday - and thanks for the tip off about the pub at half-way. Good training for the Ridley Round!