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Marlow is a 45 minute journey out from Paddington and sits on a quiet section of the River Thames.

On arrival we'll be crossing the bridge and taking you out on a 10km trail run through Bisham Woods.

The run route finishes at Longridge Activity Centre where Kayaks will be waiting for us. We then have 90 minutes to explore the section of the Thames that surrounds Marlow.

There are just 16 spaces available for this one, so don't hesitate and get left behind.

Bag drop - We will be arrange a bag drop so you can wrap up warm before getting in the boat!

  • Date

    Sun 26th Apr, 2020

  • Time

    10:00 run start | Trains at 09:07

  • Distance

    10.4km / 6.4 miles

  • Start/finish

    Marlow → Longridge Activity Centre

  • Trains

    Paddington → Marlow (42mins)

  • Average pace

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

  • Elevation

    Mild undulation (150m)

  • Group size


  • Bag drop


  • Dogs allowed


Our 10.4km run route takes us across Marlow Bridge and into Bisham Woods.

The route has some mild undulation throughout, but nothing extreme whatsover.

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

    150 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


If you're getting the train meet us at 08:50 outside the Cafe Nero Express inside Paddington Station.

Route start

If you're meeting directly at Marlow please wait outside the exit on Station Approach road at 09:45.

Train also calls at - Change at Maidenhead

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

There is a small car park at Marlow station, you can also find free parking in the surrounding area on residential roads.

After the Kayaking session we walk walk back into Marlow and stop of at the George & Dragon for some post run 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.

Chris Bradley

Chris is the founder of Runaway and an ultra marathon runner.

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Tim Mills

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

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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.