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2018 in data

A look back through 2018 in numbers + an interactive data visualisation.

Written on 01 Jan 2019 by Chris Bradley


2018 was our first full year of trail adventures and we end the last twelve months having completed 28 runs with 207 different runners, many who joined us on multiple occasions. Thanks to all of you for making these expeditions a success.

The 28 events were split between 11 guides. Chris (25), Caitlin (18) & Jahn (14) formed the core team. Tim Mills continued as our Chiltern Hills specialist, leading out 11 adventures, including a 3-part series in the Forest of Marston Vale and events for the Chiltern Heritage Festival & Greensand Country Festival.

We were also fortunate to have Mark show us around the South Downs, Ben lead us on a hilly section of the North Downs Way, Michele show us his favourite parts of the Surrey Hills & Emma took us to the beautiful village of Hever.

More recently Richard, Paul & Merilyn uncovered some of Richmond Parks hidden trails and Alexey led us to the top of Box Hill.

A massive thank you to all our guides, we look forward to more of your ideas in 2019.

In number terms our shortest run was a 6km loop of Hampstead Heath and our longest a gruelling 35km training run as part of our London Marathon series.

Combining all runners and routes we covered a total of 8380km (that's 198 marathons!) of trails, climbed 127,204 metres (only 14.2 Everests) and consumed hundreds of Sunday roasts.

The visualisation below shows all of 2018's runners, each coloured dot is a person. These dots are clustered together and linked to the guide (white dot) for that event. The different colours represent groupings, for example orange are Chiltern Hills and yellow are all Surrey adventures. The data is anonymised but see if you can work out where you are.

Click here to view interactive graph

See you in 2019.