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The Chiltern Ridge Ultra Trail is our headline race which takes place on Saturday 9th May 2020.

This is the first of two discovery runs to explore the trails and check out the 50km ultra route.

The run starts at Tring train station and will head out onto The Ridgeway and Ashridge Estate covering a total distance of 18.6km.

Parts of the race route we cover:
Ultra 12-32km
Half None

Please note - We will be splitting the runners into two pace groups!

This run is open for everyone, so don't worry if you're not signed up to the race.

  • Date

    Sun 9th Feb, 2020

  • Time

    09:30 run start | Trains at 08:55

  • Distance

    18.6km / 11.5 miles

  • Start/finish

    Tring Station → Musette Cafe

  • Trains

    Euston → Tring (34mins)

  • Average pace

    6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)

  • Elevation

    Undulating (400m)

  • Group size

    20

  • Bag drop

    No, only bring what you can run with!

  • Dogs allowed

    Yes

Medium

This run has a pacing level of Medium.

  • Average pace

    6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)

During our medium paced runs the lead runner will average 6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)*.

For these runs it's important you have some experience running off road and are confident completing the distance at this pace.

*This pace will vary dependent on the terrain/elevation, so there are times when we go faster, slower & hike.

3 / 5

This run has a difficulty level of 3.

  • Elevation

    400 metres

Level 3 runs are undulating throughout and/or has more technical 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.

This is a really stunning route with lots of amazing viewpoints over the Chiltern Hills.

The route is split into two sections, the first takes us along the Ridgeway National Trail and the second to the National Trust's Ashridge Estate.

The route is 18.6km in length and has some moderate undulation throughout - Be prepared to run up a few hills for this one.

If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.

Please note: This itinerary assumes you are travelling via train from central London however we welcome runners from anywhere!

If you're driving, see below for parking details.

Meeting points

Euston

Please meet us outside Caffè Ritazza in Euston station.

Please aim to meet us at 08:40 to give plenty of time to make our way to the platform.

Route start

At Tring please make your way to the car park and wait by the exit of the footbridge.

Train also calls at - Harrow & Wealdstone, Watford Junction, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted

Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20mins prior to departure.

There is plenty of parking available at Tring Station (charges apply).

The run will finish at Musette cafe for some post run food and 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.

Chris Bradley

Chris is the founder of Runaway and an ultra marathon runner.

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Tim Mills

Tim has led countless adventures for us and is our resident Chiltern Hills expert.

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Trail running shoes

Wear appropriate shoes for uneven terrain & muddy conditions!

Water

Carry at least 500ml of water with you.

Phone

You're unlikely to forget this but please remember to fully charge it.

Snacks

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.

Hat

A sun hat for warm weather or a warm hat for cold weather.

Gloves

In cold or wet conditions please bring gloves.

Cash

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.

If you have a question prior to the event please email Chris or message us through our Facebook page.

If you need to contact us on the event day itself, please call or text Chris on the number below.

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