Runaway Racing

Race details

Next edition - 16th June 2024

An epic half marathon along The Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire.

The 6th edition will take place on Sunday 16th June 2024 at 1030am.

Starting and finishing Wendover, the route takes runners on along a stunning stretch of trail to Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve, where an undulating forest loop awaits.

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Trail Half Marathon

£32/£30 (UKA Affiliated)

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Key Information

Date
Sunday 16th June 2024
Start Time
10:30
Start/finish
Hampden Meadow, South Street, Wendover
Distance / Elevation
21.2km / 526m+
Maximum Runners
350
Time Limit
4 hours
Navigation
Fully marked
Terrain
Trail
Parking
Wendover Train Station
UTMB Qualifier
UTMB World Series Index Race
Price
£32/£30 (UKA affiliated)
Minimum Age
17
Dogs permitted
No
License
TRA Permit No. 6196
Race held under UKA rules.

We are proud to be partnered with the Chilterns Neuro Centre, supporting people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s & stroke survivors.

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You will find Precision Fuel & Hydration products at all our aid stations. Check out their planner to tune up your race nutrition.

Launch Planner

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Route Map

Event Downloads

Last updated - May 2024 - Route changes

Info document
A downloadable PDF with all key race information.
GPX File
A raw GPX track of the route.
OS Maps
Route trace via Ordnance survey maps, subscription required to view OS map layer.
Garmin
Route via Garmin Connect.
Google Maps
Interactive route viewable using the Google Maps app
Printable Map
An A4 map of the route to print at home.

Route Description

Our route follows a beautiful stretch of The Ridgeway between Coombe Hill in Wendover and Whiteleaf Hill near Princes Risborough - with a loop of the Chiltern Society’s Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve in-between.

The route is entirely off road and will test your strength and stamina as you tackle the numerous ups and downs.

Checkpoints

CP1
6.7km
WC
CP2
13.4km
WC

Previous editions

Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 2023
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 2022
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 2021
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 2020
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 2019

Entrants List

The entrant list updates once every 24 hours.

Name

Club

Keith Abbott
none
Rhys Adams
none
Jamie Agace
none
Robin Alexander
none
Matt Allen
none
George Amos
none
Tara Anderson
none
Shaun Appleton
none
Karen Ashcroft
none
Robin Askey
none
Sandra Atkins
none
Paul Atkins
none
Peter Bacon Darwin
London Heathside
Zachary Bacon Darwin
none
Adam Badrawy
none
Alistair Baillie
East London Runners
James Baker
none
Elizabeth Barker-Adam
none
Henry Barker-Adam
none
Christina Baxter
none
Julie Bennett
none
Frederic Bernard
London Heathside
Susan Birch
none
Victoria Blake
none
Caroline Blake
none
Duncan Bostock
none
Alexandros Boukas
none
Ruari Bradburn
none
Fiona Bradbury
none
Miles Brailsford
none
Peter Briheim-Crookall
none
Kerrie Brooks
none
Darren Brooks
none
William Brooks
none
Chris Brown
none
Sam Burbank
none
Dawn Burr
none
Liam Butler
none
Louise Byfield
none
Andy Carpenter
none
Emma Carrick Smith
none
Matthew Cartledge
London Heathside AC
Joseph Cartlidge
none
Rob Chapman
none
Tim Chow
Southwark Athletics Club
Sancia Cicciarelli
none
Lee Clark
none
Gary Cloves
none
mark cogan
Serpentine
Richard Cole
none
Andrew Coles
none
Dyf Coles
none
Helen Collins
none
James Cooper
none
Ben Cope
Watford Joggers
Alasdair Crookes
none
Mickey Crozier
none
Dave Currey
none
Fae Cutler
none
Jessica Davis
none
Merilyn Davis
The Stragglers RRC
James Davis
none
Kate Davis
none
Emily Dawson
none
Emmanuel De Ladoucette
none
Rachel Dench
Black Trail Runners
Anna Derecka
none
James Derlacki
none
marco di tullio
none
Sally Dickinson
Leighton Fun Runners
Lenka Dinnage
none
Mat Dowden
none
Alison Egan
none
Ellysha Eglon-smith
none
Alexandra Ehlen
none
Richard England
none
William Etchell
none
Thomas Evans
Gade Valley Harriers
Katharine Farrell
Garden City Runners
Matthew Fell
none
Emilie L Fidler
none
Jennifer Finlay
Harpenden Arrows
David Finnigan
none
Sebastien Flesch
none
Ruth Forbes
Bad Boy Running
Anthony Fortgang
none
Nina Gadd
none
Francis Gallagher
none
Kate Gannon
none
Ed Garey
none
Mark George
London Heathside
Stefan Ghinescu
none
Nick Gibbs
none
Jean-Baptiste Gicquel
none
Cameron Giffard-Moore
none
Ellie Gladwyn
Cherwell Runners & Joggers
Mike Glover-smith
none
Katie Goodchild
none
Peter Gould
London Heathside
Duncan Gowers
none
Pete Grace
none
Tim Graf
none
Stephen Grimes
none
Ella Halcrow
none
Gareth Hamilton
none
Nick Hardie
none
chris hardie
none
David Heal
Garden City Runners
Thomas Heath
none
Ezequiel Heinke
none
Lynda Hembury
none
Dushan Hettiarachchi
Rhian Martin Fitness
Gihan Hettiarachchi
none
Kevin Higgs
Lonely Goat Running Club
Mulaika Hijjas
none
Edward Hili
none
India Holdstock
none
Jack Holley
none
James Hooley
none
Peter Houghton
none
Robert Houlston
none
David Hughes
none
Benjamin Hughes
none
Matt Hughes-Short
none
Jonah Hulse
none
James Hulse
none
Alexander Hunter
none
Oliver Huo
none
Debbie Hurwitt
none
Alexander Hutchings
none
James Hynard
none
Aaron Iley
none
Jamie Ingram
none
Jason Ireland
none
Dominic Jackson
London Heathside
Kathleen Jackson
none
Ellie Jackson
none
Callum Jackson
none
Emma Jacobs
none
Gary Jacobs
none
Debbi James
none
David Jenkins
none
Nick Jennings
none
Andy Johnson
none
Brendan Jones
none
Caitlin Jones
Runaway Racing
Jana Kapustova
none
Katarina Kapustova
none
Steven Keyzor
none
Dinesh khurana
none
Jagoda Kielar
none
Jack Kiney Whitmore
none
Andrew King
North Cotswolds Tri and Run
Alison Kirby
none
Benjamin Kirtley
none
George Kitto
none
Sasha Klaas
none
Michael Knox-Smith
none
Adrian Ko
London City Runners
Mikhail Kulaha
none
Rob Laferton
none
Max Lang
none
Polly Le Vaillant
none
Shaun Leamon
none
Bryn Lewis
none
Antonia Lloyd
none
Katie Lobley
none
Tristan Loffler
none
Oliver Longstaff
none
LI MA
none
Jonathan Macaluso
none
Charles MacKeith
none
Josh Mann
none
Philip Mann
none
Regan Mapletoft
none
John Maton
none
Hannah Mcdougall
none
Chris McInerney
Royston Runners
Barry Michel
none
Audrey Miller
none
George Miltiadou
none
Darryn Mitchell
none
Daisy Moran
Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Club
Konan Motihar
none
Archie Murray
none
Suzanne Neville
none
Rachel Nicholas
none
Simon Nicholls
Lonely Goat RC
Hannah Norman
London City Runners
Andrey Ogarev
none
Stuart Ogier
none
Adrian Olik
none
Victoria Olik
none
Sarah Overington
Springfield Striders
Rebecca Parkes
none
Jonathan Parkhouse
none
Simon Peel
Almost Athletes
Nicky Petrou
none
Marouf Pirouti
none
Simon Polley
On the Run Aylesbury
Rob Poole
none
Gary Powell
none
Jonathan Pritchard
none
Sophie Procter
none
Rebecca Rangeley
none
Justin Rennie
none
Rachael Rhodes
none
Al Rhodes
none
Matt Robinson
none
Chrissy Roderick
none
Sarah Roderick
none
Ian Rogers
none
Jack Rose
Marshall Milton Keynes AC
Craig Rowand
none
James Rowe
none
Gemma Rowland
Team NFT
Alex Ryazanov
none
Gemma Sadowski
none
Anna Said
none
Alun Sainsbury
none
Lewys Savill
none
Alby Scotney
none
Derek Seume
none
Claire Sharp
St Albans Striders
Robin Sheehan
none
Neil Simcock
none
Andy Simmons
none
Ian Sloan
none
Gary Sloman
Brentwood running club
Vicky Smith
Crystal Palace Fun Runners
Victoria Smith
none
Victoria Smith
none
Victoria Smith
none
Harry Smith
none
Matvey Smychkov
none
Julian Sparrow
none
Mike Spencer
none
Sid Stanley
none
Constantinos Stavrianakis
London Heathside
Tomas Sterner
none
Gemma-alice Stevenson
none
Kerry Stewart
none
Dote Stone
Headington Road Runners
Yudai Tateishi
none
Neil Thomas
London Heathside
Ann Thomas
none
Laura Thompson
none
Tamsin Thompson
none
Gian Thoresson
none
Andy Tiller
none
Stuart Timms
Thame Runners
Paul Tonks
none
Luke Torpey
none
Fliss Tournant
Watford Joggers
Marion Turvey
none
Lizzie Tym
none
Mikhail Udalov
none
Angelika Ukperaj
none
Greg Unwin
none
Wendy Valentine
none
Arina Vodyanitskaya
none
David Vos
none
Mark Walker
Malvern Joggers
Daniel Walker
none
Robert Wallace
Saint Edmund pacers
Jonathan Warby
none
Tom Warne
none
Bertie Warr
Abingdon AC
Briana Warsing
none
Rachel Waterson
none
Mark Weller
Kenilworth Runners
Nicky White
none
Beverley Whitfield
Hillingdon Athletics Club
Ross Wiggins
none
Neil Wilkinson
none
Chris Williams
none
David Williams
none
Charlotte Williams
none
Carl Wilson
Runny Runners Road Runners
Fiona Wilson
Runny Runners Road Runners
Karen Wishart
none
Sam Wright
Eton Manor AC
Harriett Wright
Eton Manor AC
Mariia Yuneva
none
Andrew Zair
none

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Race Navigation
Race checkpoints

Aid stations

There is one checkpoint that you will pass twice. The following items will be available at this location:

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PF 30 Gels
  • Jelly babies
Event base

Event base

The registration will take place at Hampden Meadow on South Street in Wendover.

Once registered, runners make their across the road to start on Bacombe Lane. The finish line is back within Hampden Meadow

Please park within the train station, which has plenty of room for all runners.

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Required Gear

Required gear

All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:

  • Mobile phone (recommended)
  • Digital route map on watch/phone (recommended)
  • Soft cup for drinks at aid station (recommended)

Entry details

Registration is £32 (or £30 to UKA affiliated runners), runners must be aged 17 years or older.

  • Entry to the half marathon race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Finishers medal
  • Timing with live results
  • Two on-route aid stations
  • Medical support
  • Bag drop at the event base

Entry details

Event FAQs

We've answered some common questions below. Please contact us if you have any further queries.

How difficult is this race?

The half marathon route is set on hilly terrain and this race will test your leg strength and climbing ability. We advise runners to take the uphills easier and hike were required in order to preserve energy and speed for the flat and downhill sections. A large percentage of the race is shaded which will protect you from any July heat, and the rest of the route gives stunning ridgeline views over the Chilterns which is a nice reward for all those hills.

Where can toilets be found at this event?

Portaloo Toilets are available at the start/finish. There are also publics toilets in Wendover and at the train station

. Additionally there are toilets available on route on the The Plough pub, which is passed twice.

Are there changing facilities available?

No, unfortunately we are unable to provide changing facilities at the race.

How can I attend this event without a car?

Wendover train station is situated just a 5-minute walk from the event base and there are regular trains to/from London.

What footwear should I wear at this race?

Please wear trail running shoes for this race. The footpaths are uneven and steep in places.

What prizes are awarded at this event?

There are awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, along with age category awards for FV40, MV40, FV50, MV50, FV60, MV60, FV70, MV70.

How do I follow the route using my phone or watch?

Most GPS watches allow you to upload a GPX file of the route for you to follow whilst running. Typically this is done via by loading the GPX file into the app (i.e Garmin Connect), and then syncing your phone/watch together.

If you don't have a GPS watch we would recommend using OS Maps (£20/year) or Strava Premium (£48/year).

Withdrawal options

By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners with the exception of women of cannot compete due to pregnancy.

Withdrawal date
Credits issued
More than 4 weeks before race day
90%

Credits can be used on future race entries, any time during the following 2 years.

Withdrawal requests must be completed online via our manage booking functionality.

Manage Booking
Event withdrawal

Beautiful route. Challenging course. Well organised event. Loved it and would do it again!

Sophy

Chiltern Ridge Half, 2023

Loved this race! Amazingly organised and the course is beautiful! My first half marathon race and I could not recommend it enough!"

Hannah

Chiltern Ridge Half, 2023

Event partners

National Trust
The Chiltern Neuro Centre
She Races
The Ridgeway National Trail
Chiltern Society
Ugoku Projects
Precision Fuel & Hydration
Runaway Racing Trig Point Illustration

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North Chilterns 50K 50km - 13th October 2024
Chiltern Ridge Winter 50K 50km - 16th November 2024
Chiltern Hills Invitational 10km - 8th December 2024
Chiltern Ridge Ultra 50K 50km - 5th April 2025
Hughenden Trail 10K 10K - Spring 2025 (TBC)
Chiltern Hills 100K 100k - 26th April 2025
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