Chiltern Chase

Up To The Limit

The start of summer (we hope!) as we move into June and things are hotting up on the race front this weekend (2-3 June). It’s about pushing the envelope: finding out what you are capable of despite the pain and tiredness.

Go for the burn at the multi-terrain 10K from the organisers of the Baggeridge Beast. Set in the same location as the Beast with hills and the infamous Jacob’s Ladder, the Baggeridge Burn will hurt but the sense of satisfaction will outweigh that. Runners complete two laps around Baggeridge Country Park and there is a water station along the way for a moment of respite. Finishers will be rewarded for their efforts with a medal and bottle of water.

The pursuit continues in Ewelme, South Oxfordshire and the Chiltern Chase 5K, 10K and 15K, a multi-terrain run on trails, bridleways and woods with possible sightings of hares and deer. This annual event fundraises for charity with Friends of Ewelme School the main beneficiary and attracts runners from across the UK whose participation supports local organisations. It starts at 10am.

We end in Shropshire and the location for a new race from the Wenlock Olympian Society. Race on the Edge is a 9-mile, multi-terrain event which replaces their half marathon and is a tough one even though it's a shorter distance. It takes place along Wenlock Edge on woodland trails and footpaths and there are steep climbs and downhills to look forward to. These ascents will take your mind and body to another level.

For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.

Photo by Barry Cornelius.

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