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Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon

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Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Z Racing, 36 Ellesborough Road, Aylesbury, HP22 6EL, United Kingdom

Sun 16th June 2024

Starting at 10:30

1 race

£32.00

Organiser's Description

An epic half marathon along The Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire.

The 6th edition will take place on Sunday 16th June 2024 at 1030am.

Starting in Wendover the route takes runners on along a stunning stretch of trail to Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve, where an undulating forest loop awaits.

Races

  • Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon

    £32.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon

    £32.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

Our route follows a beautiful stretch of The Ridgeway between Coombe Hill in Wendover and Whiteleaf Hill near Princes Risborough - with a loop of the Chiltern Society’s Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve in-between.

The route is entirely off road and will test your strength and stamina as you tackle the numerous ups and downs.

What's Included

  • Entry to the half marathon race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Finishers medal
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Two on-route aid stations
  • Free photos

How to Get There

Wendover Train Station - 2 min walk to event base

Parking

There are multiple car parks within Wendover, including at the train station or library (free).

Location

The registration will take place at The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Wendover.

Once registered, runners make their way up the road and into the Coombe Hill Nature Reserve. The finish line is at the top of Coombe Hill itself, so you will have a short walk back to the car park/train station once you've finished.

route navigation

This race will be fully marked, with our orange arrow markers and ribbons.

Marshals will be out on the course aiding navigation at road crossings and busier sections

aid stations

There is one checkpoint that you will pass twice. The following items will be available at this location:

Water
Coke
Mountain fuel energy gels (lime or orange)
Selection of sweets

kit list

All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:

Mobile phone (recommended)
Digital route map on watch/phone (recommended)
Soft cup for drinks at aid station (recommended)

faqs

HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS RACE?
The half marathon route is set on hilly terrain and this race will test your leg strength and climbing ability. We advise runners to take the uphills easier and hike were required in order to preserve energy and speed for the flat and downhill sections. A large percentage of the race is shaded which will protect you from any July heat, and the rest of the route gives stunning ridgeline views over the Chilterns which is a nice reward for all those hills.

WHERE CAN TOILETS BE FOUND AT THIS EVENT?
Pre-race there are toilets available at Wendover Library car park and at the Shoulder of Mutton pub, which is used for registration.

Additionally there are toilets available on route on the The Plough pub, which is passed twice at 6.5 and 16km.

At the finish, we will have a portable toilet(s) set up in Coombe Hill car park.

ARE THERE CHANGING FACILITIES AVAILABLE?
No, unfortunately we are unable to provide changing facilities at the race.

HOW CAN I ATTEND THIS EVENT WITHOUT A CAR?
Wendover train station is situated just a 2-minute walk from the event registration and there are regular trains to/from London.

WHAT FOOTWEAR SHOULD I WEAR AT THIS RACE?
Please wear trail running shoes for this race. The footpaths are uneven and steep in places.

WHAT PRIZES ARE AWARDED AT THIS EVENT?
There are awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, along with age category awards for FV40, MV40, FV50, MV50, FV60, MV60, FV70, MV70.

HOW DO I FOLLOW THE ROUTE USING MY PHONE OR WATCH?
Most GPS watches allow you to upload a GPX file of the route for you to follow whilst running. Typically this is done via by loading the GPX file into the app (i.e Garmin Connect), and then syncing your phone/watch together.

If you don't have a GPS watch we would recommend using OS Maps (£20/year) or Strava Premium (£48/year).

Reviews

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Andy

·9 months ago

This race is hard. It hurt in a whole load of new interesting ways with lots of short steep climbs and some steep technical descents. The scenery is breathtaking and the organisation is great. The route was exceptionally well marked and although there weren't many aid stations, they were well stocked with gels and drinks. Definitely be back next year.
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Luke

·9 months ago

This was an excellent event, plenty of pre-race information and briefings. Start location was clearly communicated with directions around parking etc. The route its self was beautiful with different type of views and terrains; woodland, grassy fields, moorland and some small amount of tarmac. The views are incredible and well worth a stop break for a quick photo. Plenty of hills, some really tough ones, especially on the way back when you’re tired. Nothing undoable though and plenty of fast, fun downhills to compliment those uphills. All in all, a great race.

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Location

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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