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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

Included in the weekend, is half board accommodation at an English Country Inn serving 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, bag transportation, inspirational films in the evening and 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.

A deposit of £100 will be taken at the time of sign-up with the balance taken 6 weeks before the trip is due to start.

Accommodation & Transport

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.

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. 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.

Timing & Location

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).

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation (based on twin room sharing, supplement for single room)
  • Evening meal (from set menu) and hot breakfast
  • Films in the evening
  • 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!

What's Not Included

  • Drinks at the accommodation or additional main meals
  • 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 10th May 2020 2 36 B2, B3, B4 12 £275 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.

For this particular trip, the payment taken is a deposit of £100 with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the trip.

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.
     

Reviews

"Just back from an incredible weekend running in the Chilterns with Run The Wild. Great routes, very knowledgeable Run Leader, Andy and very friendly, approachable owners! Already planning my next adventure with them. Thank you guys so much. Amy, Kate and myself loved every minute." Andrew - March 2019

"Brilliant woodland paths, winding trails, experienced leaders... I leave exploring with you over this weekend with a huge smile on my face. Thank you." Tracey - November 2018

"It was a really enjoyable weekend and the fantastic organisation and guiding was appreciated!" Emily - November 2018

"Really well looked after by the RtW team! Great knowledge, info and support. I highly recommend running with them." Steve - November 2018

"Fabulous scenic run supported by fabulous run leaders, organisers and support team. Overnight meals and lunch stop food is great." David - November 2017

"Great trip, I can recommend it to anybody interested in trail running." Thomas - November 2017

"A fun and challenging adventure - such a great way to explore, learn, and meet new people." Ellie - November 2017

"A fantastic running weekend! Challenging, beautiful, and with an excellent group and leader. A brilliant way to spend 2 run-filled days!" Nick - May 2015

"I wanted to thank you for the amazing experience last weekend. For me the whole idea of exploring places, without being under any time pressure was fantastic. To have the whole day to run, talk, walk, munch, laugh, cry and make friends was extremely special and like nothing I have experienced before. I was proud of us all... Thank you for making this such a memorable weekend..." Nicky - May 2015

"It was great to meet new people. The team from Run the Wild were very friendly and incredibly supportive. I'd thoroughly recommend their services to anyone who enjoys running!" Neil - May 2015

"A thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Great views, well stocked aid stations and excellent advice was greatly received (coming from a wannabe ultrarunner)." Chris - November 2014

"It was a fab weekend and superbly run... Chris did a sterling job getting me through." Keith - May 2014

"Just wanted to thank you for a great weekend... It genuinely was a pleasure to run through such lovely scenery... the route was perfect - the right amount of hills, mud, views and variety to create a great challenge and keep things interesting. It was great to be able to run without having to worry about the clock and just take in the views and chat to the people we were out with. I thought Chris was the perfect guide... the whole weekend was organised very well." John - May 2014

Advice from previous runners

"Do it!" Tracey

"Do it." Steve

"Go for it!" David

"Do it, it's great fun and a great team" Thomas

"Do it!" Ellie

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