Centurion Running

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Race HQ is at St. Polycarps Primary School in Farnham a short walk from Farnham station. The race itself starts at the trail head of the North Downs Way. Farnham Station is directly between race HQ and the start point, around 200 metres from both. Runners will walk down to the race start following the race briefing.

The finish is at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.

The 2018 race route follows the North Downs Way footpath, from Farnham in the west to Ashford in the East, for it's duration with two deviations only, to the 50 mile aid station, and the finish location.

A map of the route can be found at the bottom of this page. The distance of the route is 103 miles. The race is still called the NDW100.

North Downs Way 100

Farnham, Surrey, GB

THE CW50 IS A 50 MILE SINGLE LOOP AROUND THE BEAUTIFUL CHILTERN COUNTRYSIDE. THE ROUTE TAKES IN 5600FT OF CLIMB AND VISITS PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, BURSTING WITH HISTORY, FEATURING LOCATIONS MADE FAMOUS BY BRITISH FILM & TELEVISION. THIS EVENT IS RACE 3 IN THE 50 MILE GRAND SLAM.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 5 well stocked aid stations, full medical support and a marked course. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number Pending).

The race route consists of a single 50 mile loop through the Chiltern Hills. Starting and finishing in the riverside village of Goring On Thames, It begins by heading down the 'hilliest' section of the Thames Path National Trail to Whitchurch, before joining the Chiltern Way to Mapledurham. From there it is a short 4 mile section through to Sonning Common, before runners get in to some of the best climbs, descents, valleys and villages that the Chilterns have to offer.

Travelling first through Bix, runners then pay a visit to Stonor Deer Park and at Turville and climb steeply out of the village directly past Cobstone Windmill. It's on and down through rolling countryside from there to the Ibstone check point. Runners then continue on the Chiltern Way to the highest point on the course at Christmas Common (800ft), before a fast descent underneath Watlington Hill, to join the Ridgeway as far as Swyncombe Farm aid station. Runners then take the Chiltern Way extension first east, then west to rejoin the Ridgeway at Nuffield. From there it's Grim's Ditch until the final aid station and the turn for home on one of the fastest sections of the course.

Chiltern Wonderland 50

Goring, Oxfordshire, GB

THE AUTUMN 100 (PREVIOUSLY THE WINTER 100) IS A 100 MILE CONTINUOUS TRAIL RACE BASED IN THE TWINNED VILLAGES OF GORING & STREATLEY ON THE RIVER THAMES. THE COURSE REFLECTS THE SHAPE OF A CROSS AND TAKES RUNNERS ON A SERIES OF 4 DIFFERENT 25 MILE OUT AND BACK SPURS USING SECTIONS OF BOTH THE RIDGEWAY AND THAMES PATH NATIONAL TRAILS.

Runners will depart from Goring at 10am on Saturday 13th October and make their way to Little Wittenham on the first out and back section on the Thames Path. On returning to Goring, runners will be faced with the more challenging but beautiful second spur of the course, out to Swyncombe Farm on the Ridgeway before returning to Goring a second time. Spur 3 takes runners west on the Ridgeway to Chain Hill before returning to Goring for the final leg on the Thames Path to Reading and return for their 100 mile finish.

The difficulty of this race should not be underestimated. During a dry spell the route is flat, fast and picturesque presenting ideal conditions for a trail 100. However, runners will also be faced with up to 13 hours of darkness and the possibility of extremely low temperatures, rain and very wet and windy conditions. Conditions underfoot can vary dramatially.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 16 well stocked aid stations , full medical support and course markings in addition to the pre-existing national trail waymarkers. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number Pending).
The difficulty of this race should not be underestimated. During a dry spell the route is flat, fast and picturesque presenting ideal conditions for a trail 100. However, runners will also be faced with up to 13 hours of darkness and the possibility of extremely low temperatures, rain and very wet and windy conditions. Conditions underfoot can vary dramatially.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by 16 well stocked aid stations , full medical support and course markings in addition to the pre-existing national trail waymarkers. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number: 799).

Centurion Running Autumn 100

Goring, Oxfordshire, GB