#66 Chess Valley
Chiltern Society Two distance options
Join us in Chesham for a 16 or 20km run around the beautiful Chess Valley.
Sat 4th Apr 20
Registration for this run is handled externally from Runaway, please visit the link below to sign up.
Join us for this guided run organised in partnership with the Chiltern Society.
The route starts and finishes at Chesham train station and explores the River Chess, Captains wood and the surrounding areas.
There will be two distance options for this run to allow more people to join and to have a wider spread of abilities.
A 16.2km run at a pace of around 6:30-45min/km. We will be aiming to complete this in 2h10.
This is a 20.4km run with a slightly faster average pace of 6:00min/km. We will be aiming to complete this in around 2h20.
You don't need to decide which route you are doing until the day itself!
If you're travelling from London either take the Metropolitan line to Chesham, or get the train to Chalfont & Latimer and change to the tube there - Tube trains only arrive every 30 minutes, so please plan your journey carefully.
Sat 4th Apr, 2020
10:45 run start
16.2km / 10.1 miles
No, only bring what you can run with!
Maps & route info
As mentioned above there are two distances available for this run - 16.2km and 20.4km.
The routes are very similar, with the longer distance having a slightly later turn around point in Cholesbury.
The main highlights of the route are the chalk streams along the River Chess and the ancient beech woodland of Captain’s Wood.
If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.
Pacing & difficulty
This run has a pacing level of Easy.
Our Easy paced runs will be led at approximately 6:45min/km (10:50min/mile)*
These runs are aimed at people newer to trail running but anyone is welcome.
*This pace will vary dependent on the terrain/elevation, so there are times when we go faster, slower & hike.
2 / 5
This run has a difficulty level of 2.
Level 2 runs are a mixture of flat and undulating sections on runnable terrain.
Our difficulty level reflects the amount of elevation you will encounter on the route and a measure of how tough/technical the terrain is.
Itinerary & meeting points
You can check your route to the meeting point using the links below.
Meet at Chesham Station
Briefing and route selection
Start trail run
Approximate finish time
Join us for a drink/lunch
Post run refreshments
There are loads of pubs and cafes close to Chesham station.
Join us after the run for some post run refreshments!
If we can reserve an area we will, however we don’t formally book a table as this often requires a deposit/exact numbers. If the chosen pub/cafe is full or busy we will try somewhere else.
What to bring
Trail running shoes
Wear appropriate shoes for uneven terrain & muddy conditions!
Carry at least 500ml of water with you.
You're unlikely to forget this but please remember to fully charge it.
Bring an energy gel, bar or some sugar to help refuel during the run.
Running pack or bag
You'll need something like this to carry everything in.
A sun hat for warm weather or a warm hat for cold weather.
In cold or wet conditions please bring gloves.
Carry a small amount of cash, you never know when it will be useful.
Water reistant jacket
We recommend this one from our friends at Aussie Grit Apparel.