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BACKGROUND

While 2020 maybe a disheartening year for running a marathon with so many races postponed, or cancelled, don’t let the training go to waste! Give your motivation a boost and join us in March for a stunning guided trail run of around marathon distance (~26miles), through the challenging Chiltern Hills. The run starts out from Musette Café in Aldbury, just a 10 minute walk from Tring Station, and will incorporate parts of the Ridgeway, one of Britain's oldest routes, aswell as lesser known paths and trails.

Your local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders will offer tips on techniques, handle all aspects of navigation, as well as teach you about the local area. Hopefully we will see some of the wildlife the area is famous for. We combine both technical single track trails, along with popular local routes, taking in Nature Reserves, and passing through the infamous Wendover Woods. Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point and be rewarded at the finish with a unique wooden Run the Wild finisher's medal!

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

You will need to arrange your own transport to the start of the adventure in Aldbury, but there are regular trains from London Euston to Tring Station which take around 40 minutes and is only a short walk to the meeting point. There is also an onsite free car park should you prefer to drive. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.

ABILITY

As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders who knows the route and will set the pace for you. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way as well as meet other trail runners. We recommend that you are able to run at least 15 miles continuously on trails. Due to the time of year we will be running, trail shoes are an absolute must! 

TIMING & LOCATION

The event will start at 9am, at Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish around 3pm (full details in your booking pack).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Refreshment point around halfway
  • Run Leader for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Run the Wild finshers medal!
  • 26.2 miles of amazing scenery!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to / from start
  • Food & drinks at cafe

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Pay Now
27th March 2021 27th March 2021 1 26.2 B 20 69 Guaranteed

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PAYMENT

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card) on a laptop. If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by a PayPal account. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions. If you would like to buy multiple or group tickets or indeed prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here. Once you've paid via PayPal you will be taken to a booking form, please fill in your details, if this does not load please email us.

We aim to respond to every booking within 24hrs. Our email will include your joining instructions and any other relevant details. Please check your spam folder for our email and if you haven't heard anything from us within 48hrs please get in touch!

AVAILABILITY

Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available – please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick!
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking

If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.

Difficulty

Difficulty of route, ascent per day, fitness required and experience (if in doubt call the office to find out more).

A(easy)
Easy undulating trails at low levels of elevation and relatively small amounts of cumulative ascent (up to around 500m).
B(moderate)
Some steeper sections on trails. Good fitness is required and total cumulative ascent may reach 1000m.
C(challenging)
Many steep sections with long climbs up hill. Expect long days out of up to 6-8hrs and cumulative ascent of around 1500m ascent.
D(strenuous)
Steep mountain trails with passes and anything over 2000m cumulative ascent. You need to be in top physical and mental condition and be prepared for long days.
E(extreme)
Basic mountaineering skills required / 2000m+ ascent.

Ability

When you sign to an event you will be placed in a group that matches your running ability (based on what you tell at the time of booking). You will be running as a team, led by your Run Leader / Trail Running Guide These are the approximate pacing for each group.

1(EXPLORER)
3-4 miles an hour / 5-7km an hour on the flat
2(CRUISER)
5-6 miles an hour / 8-10km an hour on the flat
3(STRIDER)
7-8 miles an hour / 11-13km an hour on the flat
4(MOUNTAIN GOAT)
9-10 miles an hour / 14-16km an hour on the flat