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To finish the series is style we will be running the Marston Vale Timberland Trail in full.

We will start from The Forest Centre and stop halfway at Ampthill Park for a pitstop.

The route is a half marathon distance over some really nice trails perfect for canicross.

  • Date

    Sun 15th Mar, 2020

  • Time

    09:00 run start

  • Distance

    21.1km / 13.1 miles

  • Start/finish

    The Forest Centre

  • Nearest station


  • Average pace

    6:45min/km (10:50min/mile)

  • Elevation

    Undulating (264m)

  • Group size


  • Bag drop

    No, only bring what you can run with!

  • Dogs allowed


This is a 21.1km (13.1 mile) off-road route with 264m of elevation change in total.

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


This run has a pacing level of Easy.

  • Average pace

    6:45min/km (10:50min/mile)

Our Easy paced runs will be led at approximately 6:45min/km (10:50min/mile)*

These runs are aimed at people newer to trail running but anyone is welcome.

*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

    264 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.

Meeting points

The route meeting point will be in the Marston Vale Millennium Country Park car park.

The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR

You can check your route to the meeting point using the links below.

We will finish for an optional lunch at the Marston Vale Cafe.

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 countless adventures for us and is our resident Chiltern Hills expert.

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Otis is head of the Canicross department here at Runaway.

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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.