Wendover Woods 8k Hill Run

By Clive Cohen

It will be great to see as many of the club members as possible have a crack at what will be the 10th edition of our annual Wendover Woods Hill Run. This year it’s an event with a difference: the route stays the same but it will be a virtual run.

Dates
A 3 week window to submit an entry, starting from 13 July to 31 July.

So if you are unfamiliar with the route you have some time before the run window opens to reccie the route.

There’s no limit to the number of times you (masochists!) run the course, but you can only submit one entry.

Route

You can download a gpx file here:

There will be no route markings this year (Forestry England would not permit us to put down biodegradable line marker as usual).

Social Distancing
Please conform to whatever the social distance guidelines are when doing your run. Remember you are in effect representing Tring Running Club, so any group running absolutely must conform to the operative guidelines on group size and distance.

Running in a small group
If you do not feel confident about self navigating, a cunning (devious – reeks of pyramid selling!) plan has been masterminded by Nigel K. Essentially we will have a number of run leaders (an 8 leads the 9-minute-mile groups, a 9 leads the 10-minute-mile group etc.) who will lead a group of 4 runners around the course at RACE SPEED. One to lead and one to mop up. These runs could be on a Wednesday evening or any other time that’s convenient for the group. More to follow.

Submitting Results
For those on Strava a club has been set up for the run, “Tring RC WW 2020”. Please join this group and call your run “Wendover Woods 2020”

If you are not on Strava simply email your result to me (cohenclive5@gmail.com), plus the date and time of your run.

Woods access and car parking
Parking is £2.50 for 2 hrs per car payable on exit by cash, card or SMS at the new machines in front of the old (now closed) Cafe In The Woods.

Wendover Woods New Car Park. HP22 5NQ

Currently the woods open at 08:00 and close at 18:00.

You can of course enter the woods outside these hours. If parking outside the woods either Aston Hill (before the MTB) entry or the free car parking area at at woods exit are recommended.