Hampden Common 9.45am Park along lane next to cricket field just South of the Hampden Arms, HP16 9RQ
There would normally be no Trailblazers in September and we would all be enjoying the Shardeloes 10k. However since this could not be planned due to Covid-19 restrictions we have the opportunity of returning to Great Hampden again for an energetic scenic run.
This venue is about twenty minutes drive from Chesham, on the top of the Chilterns in peaceful rural country with spectacular views and hills! The courses follow part of the Ridgeway, with all the runs climbing Pulpit and Whiteleaf Hills but not Coombe Hill.
These are more testing courses than recent Trailblazers and the longest one should be undertaken with some caution.
There is the option of meeting afterwards for drinks at the Hampden Arms, a small country pub, nice to sit outside in good weather.
Route 1 (walk): 5.5 miles
Route 2: 8.1 miles
Route 3: 10 miles
Route 4: 11.5 miles (1594' climb)
We are back at Amersham for this Sunday’s social run for the Seniors.
Starting from the car park at Hervines Park (HP6 5HU) at 9.30 am .
The options are 7.4 and 10.3 miles taking in circular routes out to Penn and back via Coleshill. Two pdf’s of the routes , one on a single sheet and the other on two sheets to a larger scale are on the web site.
The routes are quite twisty in places and the larger scale is slightly easier to follow. Please print a copy in your preferred format for use on the day.
For those wishing to use mobile devices to download the routes please note these routes are the same as A7 in the Runs library but in reverse !
With the continued lack of events these runs are a good way of do a decent length run in company.
As always we need to be responsible and observe all sensible Covid precautions and respect other users of the routes.
DOWNLOAD PDF OF ROUTE - SINGLE SHEET DOWNLOAD PDF OF ROUTE - DOUBLE SHEET
LINK TO A7 IN ROUTE LIBRARY WITH GPX FILES (note to be run in reverse)
Pub run from The Old Swan in Swan Bottom near The Lee (HP16 9NU)
Route 1: 6.8 miles
Route 2: 8 miles
Route 3: 10.8 miles
The main group will leave at 10am but runners are welcome to use the route in their own time if necessary.
The walking group will be there for a 4.8 mile route lead by our Chairman.
Drinks afterwards in the nice old pub's garden.
This is a club organised even so we must ensure COVID-19 guidelines are followed and that we respect other footpath users.
5th Sunday Runs & Walks, 30th August
Starting 10am from Buckmoorend Farm (HP17 0UT)
*** Note: New start time and new meeting point ***
Parking is available up the lane, beyond the farm shop. Cooked food (bacon sandwiches, burgers) and drinks will be available at the farm kitchen afterwards.
The attached map shows walks of 3 or 5 miles and runs of 8 or 10 miles. Warning: There are hills!
Please arrive in time for a 10am start.
Doug Smith DOWNLOAD MAP
This Sunday the run for the Senior group is from the car park at the Moor Chesham HP5 1SE starting at 9.30am.
The routes head out to the north side of Hyde Heath Common and on to South Heath before looping back via Hundridge. There are two options sharing many common paths , one of 7.5 miles and the other 9.7 miles.
Attached is the pdf of the routes. Downloadable versions in OS Maps and GPX file formats can be found on the web site under “Route maps” reference C6.
Graham is unlikely to be able to join this run so please arm yourself with a map in your preferred format. A pre study may help !
The weather forecast is currently good for Sunday.
DOWNLOAD PDF MAP LINK TO ROUTE MAP C6 FOR GPX FILES
Meet at Black Horse Pub (HP5 3NS) about one mile on the left from the Shell Garage at the bottom of Nashleigh Hill. Park in the pub car park close together to make room for other visitors
This Sunday the Senior’s run is from the car park at Hervines Park, Amersham HP6 5HU starting at 9.30am.
The routes which go via Old Amersham to Chalfont St Giles and beyond extend to 8.2 and 11.2 miles which is about the furthest we do on these local runs.
We have been getting more out to these runs recently and it would be nice to further swell the numbers.
Attached are both pdf and a downloadable versions of the route maps. Please down load/print for use on the day.
Please respect others safety, both for those joining the run and for other users of the pathways.
DOWNLOAD PDF MAP DOWNLOAD GPS FILE
Pub run from Cholesbury Common, adjacent to the Full Moon pub (HP5 2UH)
Route 1: 8.2 miles
Route 2: 10.2 miles
Route 3: 11.2 miles (824' climb)
There will also be a walking group as well.
The pub is a great spot for food and drinks outside, the weather forecast is looking OK for Sunday
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LINK TO MAP LIBRARY
The run this Sunday for seniors starts from the car park at the Moor, Chesham HP5 ISE at 9.30am The circular routes head out to Ballinger with options of 6.6, 8.0 and 10.5 miles.
These runs are intended to be social affairs so why not phone a friend to run with? Speed and distance is your choice.
Attached is the PDF of the routes which is also on the web site in the Routes library reference C5. There are also versions for downloadable mobile devices there. Please obtain a map in your preferred format for use on the day.
DOWNLOAD PDF MAP LINK TO WEBSITE ROUTES LIBRARY C5 FOR OS MAPS and GPX FILES
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)