3 Jul

National Trust Announces New Chilterns 10K Trail Race

a view of the Chilterns

Runners looking for an autumnal challenge with a difference should consider a new event to be staged in the Chilterns. The Bradenham Bolt is being organised by the National Trust at the beautiful Bradenham Estate on Sunday 22 September and is billed as 'a challenging but fun-packed 10k trail through the historic Chilterns landscape'.

The National Trust's Chilterns Countryside rangers have joined forces with Handy Cross Running club and the online running database www.nomeanfeat.net to create an event designed for outdoor enthusiasts by outdoor enthusiasts.

"The setting for the Bradenham Bolt is a mix of tall beech woodlands, rolling hills and fields but there will also be some surprises along the way," says the main organiser from the National Trust, ranger Matt Shrimpton. "Runners of all abilities are welcome to take part and they can expect mud, hills, obstacles and most importantly, a good time. Bring along friends and family to cheer you on from designated viewing areas."

The Bradenham Estate is between High Wycombe and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, just 15 minutes from Junction 4 of the M40 by car, and the nearest rail station is Saunderton on the Chiltern Line, one mile from the start line.

The entry fee (including booking fee) is £15 and all entrants must register online. The minimum age is 16, and the maximum number of runners is 350. Disabled runners are welcome to enter the Bradenham Bolt. Please contact the organisers first to discuss any requirements.

To find out more and to book your place in the run, visit the event website.