#61 Great Missenden
Chiltern Society Windmill
Join us for either a 15 or 20km trail run in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
Sat 25th Jan 20
Registration for this run is handled externally from Runaway, please visit the link below to sign up.
This is an excellent trail run along the surrounding trails and woodland of Great Missenden.
You will explore some of the Chiltern Society’s famous sites including John Hampden Monument and Lacey Green Windmill.
There will be two route distances on the day, 15.5km or 20km.
This run is being organised in partnership with the our friends at the Chiltern Society. To book this run please visit their website using the button at the top of this page.
For those that don't have a railcard, Chris will email all runners a few days to before the run to organise a GroupSave train ticket (£11.75).
Sat 25th Jan, 2020
10:45 run start
15.5km / 9 miles
Great Missenden Station
Pacing & difficulty
This run has a pacing level of Medium.
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.
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.
Maps & elevation
The route will start and finish at Great Missenden Train Station in a beautiful part of the Chiltern Hills.
There will be two route distances on the day. Both follow very similar paths with the longer one having a later turn around point.
Shorter route - 15.5km (323m)
Longer route - 20km (400m)
You can decide on the day which distance to run.
If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.
Itinerary & meeting points
The run will start outside the main entrance/exit of Great Missenden Station
You can check your route to the meeting point using the links below.
Meet at Marylebone (if taking train!)
Depart London Marylebone
Arrive in Great Missenden
Meet outside Great Missenden Station
Briefing & trail run start
15.5km approx finish time
20km approx finish time
Pitstop at Cross Keys pub
Trains back to London at 02 & 32 every hour.
Post run refreshments
We will take a post-run pitstop at The Cross Keys pub, just a couple of minutes from the start/finish point.
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.