Guided Trail Sunday 1st March 2020
This is a medium paced guided group 24mile trail run on the stunning South Downs, taking in parts of the South Downs Way, Wayfarers Walk, Itchen Way, Monarch's Way & Pilgrim Trail.
24 Miles (38.7km)
Average 9.45 min/mile (6.04min/km)
2625 ft (800m)
95% trail, chalk/mud paths, farm tracks, undulating. 5% country lanes.
St Catherines Hill, Telegraph Hill, Cheesefoot Head.
Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmeston.
Points of interest
Church of St Andrews, Chilcomb, Circa 1120-40.
St Michael & All Angels C of E Church, Cheriton.
Saxon Church of All Saints, Hinton Ampner.
Parish Church of St Andrew Kilmeston.
Hinton Ampner House, National Trust.
Meeting Point/Finish Point & Time.
This run is a loop so we will meet & finish at the Handle Bar Cafe, St Catherine's Hill, Winchester, SO23 9NP
Meet at 07:45 - Run starts - 08:00
Approx 4hrs 15 of running plus any stoping time.
M3 Junction 10 North Bound or Southbound 9 or 11, there is a free car park at St Catherines Hill, free street parking on Garnier Rd or a Park & Ride East at Garnier Rd, Winchester SO23 9NP which is 10 min walk.
Winchester Train Station
https://goo.gl/maps/Z1TzNysawSqqA2M6A which is a 34 min walk (quicker than the bus)
Do I need trail experience?
Although trail experience is not necessary, it is recommended as the terrain can be muddy or loose small rocks depending on the weather, there are areas of exposed tree roots.
If you do not have trail experience then why not try out Trail Taster.
Do I need to be able to run a marathon distance?
The distance is 24miles and is a mix of running at varying paces, the average of 9.45min/mile and hill hiking where required, this is a group run and we will not move on until we all reach the regroup checkpoints (usually on hill tops and junctions)
Can I stop and take photo?
Absolutely YES, there are plenty of points of interest & view points.
What do I need to bring?
1 litre of fluid (water, sports drink) (we can refill at Hinton Ampner)
Fully charged mobile phone
Running hydration bag/vest
Clothing suitable for the weather (we will send an email with clothing advice nearer the event)
Trail running shoes
Is there a bag drop?
Will we stop?
We will stop at Hinton Ampner for refreshment.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to get in touch