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Dinton Christmas Challenge

Thursday 17th Dec 2020

We have been informed today (7/12/20) that Wokingham council have revoked permission for this event to now take place in order to protect their community. New dates for events at Dinton Pastures will be announced shortly

6 hour timed challenge where you can run as many or as few 3.3 mile laps as you choose. 8 laps for a marathon, 4 for a half, 9+ for an ultra and 1 or more to be a finisher, get a medal and choose your own goody bag of treats.

The event is being held at Dinton Pastures Country Park near Reading, It will start and finish near the Activity centre where we have use of the toilets. The course is mostly flat, and on lakeside tracks, taking you through the woods and around the lakes. The route can become muddy after heavy rain.

Runners will be started individually from 8:45 onwards (you will need to start by 9.00 if you wish to run for the full 6 hours as the latest time to start a lap will be 15:00, you cannot start a lap after this time but you can complete a lap which you have started even if your finish time is a little over 6 hours).

Dinton Pastures running route
Running Miles at Dinton Pastures

Getting there

4 miles from M4 junction 10

For Sat Nav use postcode RG10 0SU. From M4 Junction 10, take exit for A329M and take the Reading (E) direction, After approx. 2 miles take exit for A329 Winnersh / Woodley / Earley. Keep in the right hand lanes and take 2nd exit at roundabout (M4 Wokingham Bracknell) and again the right hand lanes for 2nd exit at next roundabout (M4 Wokingham). Now keep in left hand lane and take 1st exit to Woodley and Sonning. After app. 1 miles take 3rd exit at roundabout towards Sandford, and the 2nd right hand turn (do not take 1st right, Dinton Country Park / Aviation Museum) into Sandford Lane. The car park for the Dinton Activity Centre is approx. 0.7 miles along on the right and marked with a brown sign. (Parking is pay and display £6 per day).

By train nearest station is Winnersh 1.5 miles


What do I get?

Toilets near the start/finish.
An aid station at the start/finish of each lap (water/squash and a range

of sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance)
A medal.

A choose your own goody bag of treats.
Chip Timing and published results.

Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be at the Activity Centre and will open from 08:30. 

You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.

Race briefing
The race briefing will be emailed before the event

Trail or Road shoes?
Either, the course in on a good quality surfaces but can be muddy after wet weather.


Can I run with my dog?

Sorry no dogs are allowed due to permit / insurance conditions


TRA Race Permit No 3775
Event is held under UKA rules


Date: Thursday 17th December 2020 at 9:00am
Venue: Dinton Activity Centre, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Sandford Lane, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire RG10 0SU
Race: 6 hour challenge

Price £35 UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)