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This is a 17km group trail run from Hurst Green to Hever.

Hurst Green is a casual 32 minute journey from London Bridge and sits on the Kent/Sussex border.

Our run takes us initially over to the Chartwell Estate (Churchills old stomping ground) and then south towards Edenbridge and along to the picturesque village of Hever.

  • Date

    Sat 22nd Feb, 2020

  • Time

    10:45 run start | Trains at 10:07

  • Distance

    17.1km / 10.6 miles

  • Start/finish

    Hurst Green → Hever

  • Trains

    London Bridge → Hurst Green (32mins)

  • Average pace

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

  • Elevation

    Undulating (198m)

  • Group size


  • Bag drop

    No, only bring what you can run with!

  • Dogs allowed


The route predominately follows two trails:

The Vanguard Way - A 66 mile North to South route that starts in Croydon and ends all the way down in Brighton!

Eden Valley - A beautiful 15 mile trail that connects the Vanguard Way with Tonbridge.

The route is 17km from Hurst Green to the Henry VIII pub in Hever, however if you are not coming to the pub then you can drop out at around 16km when we pass close to the station.

Note that there is a dropout point in Edenbridge (with access back to London) at around 12km.

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


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.

2 / 5

This run has a difficulty level of 2.

  • Elevation

    198 metres

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.

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

London Bridge

Please meet the Runaway team at 09:55 outside the main ticket office on the lower level of London Bridge station.

Route start

Please meet us outside the main entrance/exit at Hever Station.

Train also calls at - East Croydon

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

There is parking available at Hurst Green train station, the post code is RH8 0JL.

To get back to your car take the train 2 stops from Hever - journey time is around 11 minutes.

The run will finish at the King Henry VIII pub for some post run refreshments.

It's a 15 minutes walk back to Hever station from here.

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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Caitlin Jones

Caitlin is an integral part of the Runaway team and has just completed her sixth trail marathon!

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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.