North Downs — Guided trail run

Our debut run in Kent along the North Downs Way

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Sunday March 11th 2018

Join us for a social trail run along the North Downs Way starting in Hollingbourne.

Level

We will be splitting this run into two pace groups:

Group 1 — This group will be led by Chris as a run/walk, we will walk all the tough inclines and run the flats and downhills.

Group 2 — The advanced group will be led by Ben with the aim to keep a consistent pace, and tackle some of the inclines.

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It's £6 to join, or £19 if you would like to include return travel from London Victoria. Click below and fill in the form.

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Next trip
Sunday 11th March 2018 — 11:00
Start location
Hollingbourne Station (ME17 1TX)
Distance
16km / 10 miles
Intermediate Advanced
Average pace
6min/km — 9:40min/mile
Group size
Max capacity 25

Trip details

Itinerary

Please see below for a rough itinerary of the day.

09:36 Meet at London Victoria (if travelling by train)
10:49 Arrive at Hollingbourne train station
11:00 Trail start
12:45 Trail finish
12:45 Refuel (Venue TBC)
14:07 Depart back to Victoria
15:21 Arrive into Victoria

Fuel

It is essential to carry water and recommended to bring a gel (or something sugary) for extra energy.

We will have a number of stops on route to allow you to catch a breather and have a drink.

Refuel

We will finish the run at a local pub in Hollingbourne for a drink. Venue to be confirmed.

Route

The route begins in the beautiful village of Hollingbourne on the edge of the North downs way.

After a short section through the village itself the route quickly climbs on to the undulating North downs way. Expect stunning views, a mix of terrain, stairs, beautiful woodlands and stairs. Did I mention the stairs?

The course will be an out and back route so don't fear, everything that goes up must come back down.

Distance — 16km

Elevation gain — ~400m

North Downs Route

Click here to view the route in more detail

Travel

Arriving

By train:

We will be travelling on the 09:36 train from London Victoria which arrives into Hollingbourne at 10:49.

By car:

For drivers the postcode is for the start location is ME17 1TX.

Departing

Trains back Victoria trains depart at 07 past the hour. We will aim to get on the 14:07

Tickets

If you are travelling by train please take advantage of our GroupSave discount by purchasing them when you register for the run.

Your guide
Ben Comery

Ben Comery

North Downs trail guide

Ben began running 3 years ago after searching for a way to combat knee pain caused from flat feet. He started jogging, signed himself up for a Spartan race and never looked back.

3 years later and he is an Elite Spartan racer finishing 2017 in 5th place overall. Ben is no stranger to trails or road races and is always looking for an excuse to just get out and run.

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