North Downs Run

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A challenging multi-terrain event of approximately 30k using undulating paths and established tracks and lanes over the beautiful North Downs, threading through woodlands, fields and parkland.
Participants
30k
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Calendar
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
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LocationPin
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5
(6 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Istead Rise, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UK
Start times
Sun, 26 Jun 2022
30k:
10:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for North Downs Run
30k
Distance
30km
Route information
The North Downs Run starts at Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 7NP and passes through some of the finest scenery in Southern England.
Setting off from Cyclopark, runners thread their way across farmland and apple orchards through to the historic village of Cobham, along the picturesque High Street towards Cobham Park, into the Cuxton Valley and the steep drop down to Lower Bush. Then begins the relentless climb to Holly Hill, followed by a welcome descent into Great Buckland. The route crosses the vineyard fields to Luddesdown Court, then up the challenging "Cricket Pitch Hill" and back to Cobham Church, retracing the route through the orchards back to the finish at Cyclopark.
What's included
  • Chip timing
  • Technical T-shirt for all finishers
Train
How to get there
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Istead Rise, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UK
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Event day logistics
Cut-off Time
There is a struct 4 hour and 30 minute cut-off time that will be enforced at the event.
Istead and Ifield Harriers
The club was established in June 1992 with the emphasis on being a friendly running club for all abilities. This is still our belief today, and the club consists of over 100 members (men and ladies) ranging from 18 to 80, from new runners to seasoned champions.
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FAQs
Can I wear headphones at the North Downs Run?
Unfortunately headphones will not be permitted at the event, except bone conducting headphones.
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Reviews
5.0
6 reviews
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
2021 was my second time completing this race. It's a challenging course (especially that vile bit at the end where you approach the cyclopark thinking you're almost finished and then you get sent to run a mini-loop of the cyclopark!) - however, the vile bit at the end is off-set by the preceding very, very pretty scenery. It's extremely well-organised and well marked out. Plenty of refreshment stops along the course. The marshals were all so lovely and encouraging - great camaraderie! I've already popped the 2022 date on my calendar and once the booking reopens I'll be snapping up a place!
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
A tough course but you are rewarded with stunning scenery, fantastic organisation/support and the BEST homemade cakes - makes it worth the effort!
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Great new venue, still a challenging course in beautiful scenery. Very well organised and marshalled.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Because of Covid I have taken part in an event for ages. The new course and distanced starting needed to be done for the event to happen and it was all organised very well. The marshalls were all great and the banana and cakes at the end were well received. The event organiser does everything they can to reduce the impact from the plastic bottles, which I commend. All in all its a great event which I will be doing again.
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
Great pre-race communication and social media, which helped calm my nerves! Good on-the-day organisation too. The course was very clearly marked all the way round, with helpful paint markings on uneven terrain; the marshals were numerous and friendly. It was a very challenging race, but enjoyable in a world-of-pain kind of way.... Post-race cake and massage was very welcome!
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5.0
Did the race in 2021
As always a very well organised race, with a fantastic new venue and new course but with many of the old challenges. Brilliant Marshals, great medal and t-shirt,and of course the cakes for which the race is famous!
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