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BACKGROUND

The Chiltern Hills provide beautiful trails to explore on this 30 km trail running adventure! It's a great opportunity to discover new paths and learn trail running techniques in a fun and supportive environment. The trails we take wind through beautiful woodland, hidden routes, grass covered ridgelines and through quaint villages. The day is fully guided and we take care of everything. Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. 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.

Included in the running adventure are trail technique instruction from one of our experienced guides, information about the local area and environment, well stocked checkpoint, finisher's tech t-shirt as well as transport back to the start.

The Chilterns are just 30 minutes North West of London. Leaving Tring station, accessed by main line rail. The local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders will show you the way, so you can enjoy the scenery, focus on your running and style. If you prefer to take part in a longer trip, why not check out our Chiltern Hills Challenge which is a 2 day event.

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

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 provide transport back to the start at the end of the event. There are lots of accommodation options in the Tring area, please get in touch if you need more information.

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 half marathon distance in the past. We also recommend you are able to run at least 7 km in an hour on the flat. The Lead Runner will route find and as all with our running adventures you will be expected to run as part of the team.

TIMING & LOCATION

The event will start at around 9am on the Saturday morning at Tring Station and finish on Saturday afternoon around 3pm with expected return to Tring station by 5pm (full details in your booking pack).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Bag storage
  • Refreshment point
  • A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Transport from end of event to start
  • Run the Wild tech t-shirt
  • 30 km of amazing scenery!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to / from Tring Station

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Pay Now
09th May 2020 09th May 2020 1 18 B 8 £75 Guaranteed

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Payment

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card) on a laptop. If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by a PayPal account. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions. If you would like to buy multiple or group tickets or indeed prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here.

AVAILABILITY

Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available, please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick! 
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking.
  • If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.

Difficulty

Difficulty of route, ascent per day, fitness required and experience (if in doubt call the office to find out more).

A(easy)
Easy undulating trails at low levels of elevation and relatively small amounts of cumulative ascent (up to around 500m).
B(moderate)
Some steeper sections on trails. Good fitness is required and total cumulative ascent may reach 1000m.
C(challenging)
Many steep sections with long climbs up hill. Expect long days out of up to 6-8hrs and cumulative ascent of around 1500m ascent.
D(strenuous)
Steep mountain trails with passes and anything over 2000m cumulative ascent. You need to be in top physical and mental condition and be prepared for long days.
E(extreme)
Basic mountaineering skills required / 2000m+ ascent.

Ability

Ability of Group – based on your running speed and experience (we will verify at the time of booking). You will be running as a team and therefore you will be running at the speed of the Lead Runner.

1(jogger)
3-4 miles an hour / 5-7km an hour on the flat
2(strider)
5-6 miles an hour / 8-10km an hour on the flat
3(runner)
7-8 miles an hour / 11-13km an hour on the flat
4(mountain goat)
9-10 miles an hour / 14-16km an hour on the flat