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This event is organised in conjunction with the Chilterns Heritage Festival.

For this run we're hitting some of our favourite trails in the Chilterns.

Starting from Wendover we will be completing a circular route passing through Coombe Hill, Chequers, Beacon Hill & Whiteleaf.

  • Date

    Sat 5th Oct, 2019

  • Time

    10:45 run start | Trains at 09:57

  • Distance

    17.2km / 10.7 miles

  • Start/finish


  • Trains

    Marylebone → Wendover (48m)

  • Average pace

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

  • Elevation

    Undulating (463m)

  • Group size


  • Bag drop

    No, only bring what you can run with!

  • Dogs allowed



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

    463 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.

The route starts in Wendover heading out up Coombe Hill, past Chequers and Beacon Hill and then towards Whiteleaf. From there you will turn back past Brush Hill up towards Pulpit Hill and then jump on the Icknield Way back to Wendover.

The route is 17.2km / 10.7 miles long and will be ran at a social pace allowing time to take time the views and take photos.

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

Pleate 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


We will meet outside WHSmith within the main ticket hall.

Route start

Meet up outside the main entrance of Wendover station.

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

There is parking available both at Wendover station and for free within surrounding roads.

The route will finish at the King and Queen Public House in Wendover.

You also have the option to enjoy lunch after your run, if you so wish. A 2 course set menu will be forwarded nearer the time and tea and coffee is included in the lunch price.

If you do wish to stay for lunch, please select the appropriate ticket when booking.

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.

Tim Mills

Tim has led over 20 adventures for us and is our resident Chiltern Hills expert.

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Chris Bradley

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

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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.

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.