This month’s Trailblazers is close to home base so we do not need to travel too far after the Covid-19 lockdown.
We have not been here for almost two years but this venue will be familiar to many and this time the relatively flat
courses are East of Cholesbury going through Orchard Leigh, Ashley Green and Rossway.
We can meet for a drink afterwards at the Full Moon pub, which is open again and has a large outdoor garden. Food is being served.
(park on the edge of the common near the Full Moon Pub HP5 2UH but not in or close to the pub car park)
NB these routes can be used at other start times
Route 1: 5.1 miles (walkers)
Route 2: 7.8 miles (short run)
Route 3: 9.8 miles (medium run)
Route 4: 12.5 miles (long run with 800' climb/descent)
This Sunday the Club social run for Seniors is from Hervines Park car park, Hervines Road Amersham HP6 5HU.
Starting at 9.30am there are two circular routes out to Hyde Heath and up to Mop End, one of 8.2 miles and the other 9.87miles ( other permutations are available).
Attached is a pdf of the route . Other downloadable versions for mobile devices are in the Web site Routes library reference A3. Please download/ print a copy inn your preferred format for use on the day.
In the event of more than 6 participants we will stagger the starting to leave appropriate distancing. Please observe the Training guidelines re Covid 19 and be considerate to other users of the routes we are using.
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Pub Run - first after Lockdown!
Sunday 5 July at 10am
Start location – The Bell Pub, Chartridge Lane, HP5 2TF (01494 782878)
We are resuming activities after a four month break. There will be 7 and 10 mile running and 5 mile walking routes from Chartridge out to around The Lee, Kings Ash and beyond. All are cross country mostly on footpaths. Please observe social distancing and EA guidelines, respecting other footpath users.
The pub will be open from drinks outside and take-away meals than can be eaten in the garden (phone to order in advance, choice of two roasts and vegetarian options). There is a car park but use the road if it looks crowded. You can of course start at other times or on other days.
It will be great to meet up again. The next Traiblazers will from Cholesbury Common on Sunday 19 July at 9.45am
Tony Molesworth (07785 501499, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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After what seems like an age we are cautiously restarting the Sunday social runs for Seniors.
This Sunday the run will start from the car park at the Moor, Chesham HP5 1SE.
Numbers in the immediate past have tended to fall within the Government guidelines for groups not exceeding 6 but in case we do get a surge in numbers it is suggested that the faster runners meet at 9.15am and a slower group at 9.30am Hopefully in this way the groups will not become intermingled. In the unlikely event the numbers exceed 12 we will have to stagger the starts still further.
Attached is a pdf for the route which has options on 7.65 and 10.0 miles on circuits of Chesham. Please familiarise yourself and/or print a copy for use on the day
The routes are also in the Route maps library on the web site reference C4 ( Tour de Chesham) in PDF, OS Links and GPX formats – the latter being downloadable to mobile devices.
Runners are asked to follow the Government guidelines on distancing etc and to be responsible and considerate when passing other users on the route paths.
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Park in front of the Greyhound Inn, HP23 5RT,
near the pond in the centre of the village
or the car park on the northern side of the village
Only 20 minutes from Chesham
12.3, 10.5 & 8.6 mile runs; 6.0 & 4.8m walks (maps on club website)
We have not run here since February 2018. We will start from the film set village of Aldbury and enjoy an invigorating 250’ climb onto Berkhamsted Common, thence to the villages of Frithsden, Nettlleden, Little Gaddesden, Ringshall and to the Bridgewater Monument, before returning downhill back to Aldbury. Shorter routes divert past the management college to the monument. Whilst the scenery is magnificent, The National Trust Ashridge Estate presents certain challenges for navigation but we will run and walk in groups. Be warned the routes through the Estates will be wet and muddy!
The traditional Greyhound Inn pub serves a good range of beers and meals. Take a break from marathon road training and enjoy the cross country footpaths whilst improving your map reading skills! There is even a shorter 4.8 mile alternative for walkers.
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