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The Chiltern Hills Challenge: Weekend trail running event in the UK, near London (2 days)

Chiltern Hills Challenge
Chiltern Hills Challenge
Chiltern Hills Challenge
Chiltern Hills Challenge

Enjoy a trail running adventure near London, with the Chiltern Hills Challenge, covering 36 miles/58km over 2 days, along UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Simon.

Group

2 Days

Mar - May, Sep - Nov

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy a trail running experience just 30 minutes north west from London

* Run on quiet trails through deep forests, ancient hamlets and grassy ridges

* Stay at a comfortable inn on the first night

Description

Join us on the Chiltern Hills Challenge, covering 36 miles/58km over 2 days, and enjoy an amazing weekend of running in the beautiful English rolling countryside, just 30 minutes north west of London.

Whether you are beginner trail runner or a veteran, you can join the event.  Our qualified Run Leaders will show you the way, so you can just enjoy the natural beauty of this region and focus on your running style along the way.

The itinerary takes you on foothpaths on a stunning location, winding along a quiet trail through deep forests, ancient hamlets, grassy ridges and steep hills, with an ascent of about 1000m.

We will meet at Tring station on Saturday morning and you will be running as a small team through the countryside towards Bledlow. You will just run and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, focusing on your style, as our Run Leaders will be showing you the way.

This trail running weekend is also a great opportunity to see how you would do on a more mountainous running challenge in the Alps, for instance.

After leaving a few hills behind, covering 18 miles on the first day, it will be time to relax as we get to the accommodation. Yo will have plenty of time for a chat with your team members about your running experiences, after a shower, some drinks and dinner.

On the next morning, after a hot breakfast, you will be following a different route to get back through Chiltern Hills. The trails undulate along grassy terrain, along oak and beech forests, passing by small English villages, and completing 36 miles! At the end of the challenge, we will give you as a reward a RtW tech shirt.

So if you are in for this trail running challenge, just send us a request and book your place! Come join us for a great trail running adventure in the Chiltern Hills. Sign up now as spots are limited!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Luggage transfer

Price details

The price includes:

Overnight accommodation (based on twin room sharing, supplement for single room) -

Evening meal (from set menu) and hot breakfast -

Bag transport to each day’s end destination -

Refreshment point each day with access to your spare kit bag -

A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way -

Run the Wild tech t-shirt -

36 miles of amazing scenery! // The price does not include:

Drinks at the accommodation or additional main meals -

Personal insurance (recommended) -

Travel to / from Tring Station.


Details

More info

ABILITY: 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. 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.

TIMING: 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).

Meeting point

Tring Station. You will need to arrange your own transport to Tring Station, but there are regular trains from London Euston which take around 40 minutes.

About the guide

Guide profile image

Simon

Mountain Leader

Languages

English

Certificates

UIMLA


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