For this run we travel North East of London to Bishops Stortford in Essex.
We will be running a 16.9km circular route that passes through the ancient woodland of Hatfield Forest.
Sun 3rd Nov, 2019
10:50 run start | Trains at 10:22
16.9km / 10.5 miles
Tottenham Hale → Bishops Stortford (25m)
No, only bring what you can run with!
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
This is a really nice route that is mainly on well kept country trails.
There is a small amount of undulation throughout the route, but all of it is very runnable so we will be able to keep a good consistent pace throughout.
The highlight of the route is the middle 6/7km within Hatfield Forest.
If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.
Itinerary & meeting points
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.
Meet us outside the main ticket barriers to Tottenham Hale rail station (not the underground part).
Meet us outside the main entrance of Bishops Stortford please.
Trains & tickets
Train also calls at - Liverpool Street
Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20 mins prior to departure.
Driving & parking
The postcode for the station is CM23 3BA.
There is paid parking at the station car park for £5.50.
Post run refreshments
After the run will will head to the The Nags Head pub.
It's in a cool building and is around a 10 minute walk back to the train station.
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.