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Icknield Way (part one)

Explore the 'oldest road in Britain'

Icknield Way — Part one

One of Chris & Tim's goals for 2019 is to explore more of England's iconic paths, from start to finish. Our first challenge takes us to the Icknield Way.

Initially we plan to run from Princes Risborough to Harlington in three sections, covering around 70km in total.

Feb 10th - Risborough to Wendover (16km)
Mar 10th - Wendover to Tring (20km)
Apr 7th- Ivinghoe to Harlington (30km)

How to register

Part one is now open for booking. It's £10 to join, click below to sign-up.

Date
Sunday 10th February, 10:15
Start location
Princes Risborough
Finish location
Wendover
Distance
16km (10 miles)
Intermediate
Average pace
6:00-6:30min/km
Group size
18 runners (+ 2 guides)
Bag drop
Not available for this run

Trip details

Itinerary
09:00 Meet at London Marylebone
09:13 Depart Marylebone
10:01 Arrive in Princes Risborough
10:15 Approximate trail start
12:30 Approx trail finish
12:45 Refreshments in Wendover
14:26 Depart Wendover

You will receive a email prior to the run confirming all the details.

Route

Our route starts at Princes Risborough Station, which is around 5km into the Icknield Way trail.

We follow the trail east passing Whiteleaf Cross & Chequers (Prime Ministers country retreat). At 13km we filter off Icknield and over to Combe Hill to enjoy the views and a enjoyable descent down into Wendover.

Trail running along the Icknield Way

Distance — 16km

Terrain — Dirt paths, fields, woodland.

Profile — Undulating (300 meters up/down)

Travel

Arriving

We will be boarding the 09:13 from London Marylebone which arrives into Risborough at 10:01.

Departing

Trains back to London from Wendover depart at 26 minutes past the hour taking 54 minutes.

Tickets

You should purchase a day return to Aylesbury as this is where the two lines converge and therefore is much cheaper than two single tickets.

The cost with a group discount is £15.05. You can select this option when registering for the run.

Driving

For those that need to return to their cars in Risborough, we can organise a taxi ride back to the start.

We will send out an email prior to the run checking how many people would like to to this, and therefore how much it will cost.

Refreshment

The run will finish at the Shoulder & Mutton pub by Wendover station.

Please join us for a drink and/or some lunch.

Your guide

Chris Bradley

Founder, Runaway Adventures

Chris is an ultra-runner and founder of Runaway Adventures.

He has completed a number of long distance events, most recently the Lofoten Ultra Trail (50 miles) in Norway.

Chris is certified as a Fell/Trail Leader in Running Fitness and is Outdoor First Aid trained.

Your guide

Tim Mills

Chiltern Hills trail guide

Chilterns local Tim has a background in teaching & coaching as well as holding awards in athletics & orienteering.

He began running seriously 5 years ago after the birth of his first child, starting with 5k/10k local road races to lose a few extra pounds. Shortly after he signed up for his first trail marathon, deciding that's where running should taking place!

Now his mission is to convert everyone he meets to the beauty of the trails.

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