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Ridgeway Challenge 86

2nd Sep 2023

Organiser Contact

Nina Smith
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Tel: Mobile: 07988710864
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Further information

The Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles (138km), The R86, is a fully supported continuous running event that starts at Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring and ends at Avebury Stone Circle. The route is 86 miles along The Ridgeway National Trail, a 5000 year old trackway through the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs (along Grim’s Ditch for several miles), Barbury Castle and Liddington Castle (hill forts) en route, way marked throughout with 1929m (6328 feet) ascent 1991m (6532 feet) descent. The event hosts the British Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance.

Where and When

Venue: Irving how Beacon, Tring Road, Buckinghamshire, LU6 2EG, England
Date: 2nd Sep 2023
Time: 10:00
Cost: Affiliated Fee: 97. Unaffiliated Fee: 99.

Course details

Extent: 86 Miles
Admits: Runners and Walkers
Course: Linear
Silhouette: 1930 Metres climb
Underfoot: The course follows the Ridgeway National Trail throughout, using a combination of trails, footpaths, bye ways and country lanes, transitioning through
Navigation: The race using the existing trail markers (acorns) supplemented by course marking in areas where needed - specifically at the start for the first 400m