This trail run forms part of the Greensand Country Festival.
We're back in Biggleswade for our annual trail run on the local trails.
This is a really nice 10 mile run that includes a loop around The Lodge Nature Reserve.
We'll be running at our medium pace (see below), aiming to cover the distance in around 1h50.
For those travelling from London, trains depart St Pancras and take 42 minutes – Scroll down for the finer details.
We hope to see you there!
Sat 2nd May, 2020
10:30 run start | Trains at 09:46
16.1km / 10 miles
Biggleswade → Biggleswade
St Pancras → Biggleswade (44mins)
No, only bring what you can run with!
Maps & route info
Our route takes us north of Biggleswade and through some lush green fields and flat trails.
Approaching half way we enter the forest and tackle the slightly hillier sections within the nature reserve before making our way back into town along the local streams.
Total distance is 16.4km with 173m of elevation change.
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 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.
Itinerary & meeting points
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.
For those meeting within St Pancras meet us outside Starbucks at 09:25.
Please meet us outside the main entrance to Biggleswade station at 10:30.
Trains & tickets
Train also calls at - Finsbury Park
Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20mins prior to departure.
Driving & parking
There is paid parking available at Biggleswade station. You will also find free parking in residential areas around the station.
Post run refreshments
We will head to Jones 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.
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.