Wendens Ambo is a tiny village set in the west of Essex. It is surrounded by some brilliant countryside and a number of rural villages and settlements.
There are excellent transport links making this a perfect destination for an adventure.
The 16.4km (10.2 miles) looped route starts/finishes at Audley End train station, with a pub nearby for some post-run refreshments.
Sun 1st Dec, 2019
10:30 run start | Trains at 09:40
16.4km / 10.2 miles
Audley End → Audley End
Tottenham Hale → Audley End (42m)
Gentle undulation (193m)
Pacing & difficulty
This run has a pacing level of Medium.
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.
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.
Maps & elevation
The route is 16.4km (10.2 miles) with a total elevation change of 193m.
The trails feature some gentle undulation throughout and is rated as a 2/5 difficulty on our scale (see below for more details).
The run is entirely off-road except for some very small connecting sections and the trails are a mixture of narrow woodland footpaths, open fields and bridleways.
With this event on December 1st the ground will be soft and muddy so trail running shoes will be essential.
If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.
Itinerary & meeting points
Pleate 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.
We will be travelling from Tottenham Hale, so please make your way here via the Victoria Line for 09:25.
Meet us outside the ticket machines by the mini-roundabout. The station is small so it will be very obvious as you exit the underground.
For those meeting us directly at Audley End, please park and wait outside the main station entrance/exit at 10:20.
Trains & tickets
Train also calls at - Liverpool Street
Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20 mins prior to departure.
Driving & parking
Parking at the station is £4, however there is plenty of free parking with the surrounding area on residential roads.
Post run refreshments
Our post run refreshments will be at The Bell in Wendens Ambo.
This is a classic English pub that will be serving local ales and Sunday roasts.
The walk back to the station is just 10 minutes.
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.
What to bring
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.