Running Miles at Wendover Woods

Wendover Challenge

Thursday 26th September 2019

6 hour timed challenge

Wendover Woods medal

6 hour timed challenge, where you can run for as long as you want (up to 6 hours) and complete as many or as few 5.25 mile out and back laps as you choose. 5 laps for a marathon, 6+ for an ultra or 1 or more to be a finisher and get a medal and a stack of chocolate.

This event is  being held at Wendover Woods in Bucks. The route will start and finish near the Car park, cafe and toilets and use Forestry Commission  paths which provide plenty of hills and some great views of the surrounding countryside.
The race will start at 09.30 with a cut off at 15:30 (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).

Running Miles Wendover Woods route
Wendover Woods Running

Getting there

2.8 miles from A41, Wendover exit 

Nearest postcode is HP22 5NF which is on the Upper Icknield Way so you will need to follow the Wendover Woods signs from there.

From A41 take the Wendover Exit following the B4009 towards Wendover, after 0.5 miles take the left turn to stay on the B4009 (Upper Icknield Way) and continue for 0.8 miles before taking the left turn signposted Wendover Woods. The entrance is on the right after 300m, you then follow the entry road for 1.2 miles before reaching the car park. The entry barrier does not open until 8:00am and parking is payable (£8.00 per day).

By train: nearest stations are Wendover (4 miles) or Tring (7 miles). 


What do I get?

A traffic free marked course on wide forestry paths with about 180m of climb per 5.25 miles lap. 

Toilets near the start/finish of each lap.
An aid station at the start/finish of each lap (water/squash and a wide range of sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance)
A medal .

A pick your own goody bag
Timekeeper and published results.

Where do I get my race number?
Race numbers will be available at the start / finish from 08:45, nothing will be posted out in advance.

Race briefing
There will be a mandatory race briefing at 09:25

Trail or Road shoes?
Road, the course is on good quality woodland tracks / paths.


Can I run with my dog?

Sorry no dogs are allowed due to permit / insurance conditions

TRA Race Permit 2925

Event is held under UKA rules


Date: Thursday 26th September 2019 at 9:30am
Venue: Wendover Woods, St Leonards Road, Wendover, Bucks. HP22 5NF, 
Race: 6 hour challenge

£36 UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)