Chiltern Hills Challenge (Multi-Day)
The Chiltern Hills provide an incredible backdrop for this 2 day trail running adventure! We cover around 18 miles each day and whether you are new to running trails or a veteran, this will be an amazing weekend of running.
It's a great opportunity to discover new paths, increase distance, gain experience of multi-day events, and all along paths that wind through beautiful woodland, hidden routes, grass covered ridgelines and through quaint villages.
The weekend is fully guided and we take care of everything. The event is not far from London, providing easy access by rail or road and a great way to escape and find your wild! As featured in Runner's World - Top 9 Best Running Holidays in the UK 2019
Individual Entry DEPOSIT Balance of £175 due before the event£100 BOOK
Half board accommodation at an English Country Inn
Fantastic food and a hot breakfast
2 days of guided trails including trail technique instruction and information about the local area and environment
Well stocked checkpoints
Finisher's tech t-shirt
Inspirational films in the evening
Lots of trail running fun!
The Chilterns are just 30 minutes North West of London. Leaving Tring station, accessed by main line rail on Saturday morning you’ll be led as a small team through the country footpaths towards Bledlow. The local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders will show you the way, so you can enjoy the scenery, focus on your running and style. The path winds along a quiet trail through deep woods, grassy ridges and steep hills as well as through hamlets mainly seen in period dramas. 18 miles later and a few hills behind you, it’s time to get to the accommodation for a hot shower, a few drinks and dinner. Unlike races we emphasise the social aspect of our events. There will be plenty of time to chat about your running past and ambitions with your team members. We will also be showing some inspirational films.
Following a good night sleep in a comfortable bed and a hot breakfast, you’ll be ready to take on the second day where we follow a different route back through Chiltern Hills. The trails undulate along grassy outlooks, through beech and oak woods and through more tiny English villages. 36 miles completed and you will be rewarded with a RtW tech shirt.
Accommodation on the Saturday night will be at the comfortable Peacock Country Inn near Bledlow. Rooms are on a twin sharing basis unless you request for a single room at a supplemental rate. You will need to arrange your own transport to Tring Station, but there are regular trains from London Euston which take around 40 minutes.
We will group participants by their ability but you need to be able to be on your feet for around 5 hours per day and ideally have run close to a marathon distance in the past. Please click here to see how we define grades. Multi-day experience is helpful but not essential. You will be expected to carry the essential kit from our UK KIT LIST but this will be a pretty light bag allowing you to run freely. The Lead Runner will route find and as all with our expeditions you will be expected to run as part of the team.
MANDATORY KIT LIST
Wicking top and shorts or leggings
Socks (eg: Injinji)
Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)
WEATHER DEPENDENT ITEMS:
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sun hat / cap
Warm hat and gloves
Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
Lightweight, comfortable running pack (max 12 litres)
Water Bottles / Bladder
Snacks to sustain you for the planned route
Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)
Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, but we highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.
The event will start at around 9am on the Saturday morning at Tring Station and finish on Sunday afternoon around 3pm (full details in your booking pack).
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