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Boris - 05/02/2019 00:33:06
   
Box Hill for Ultra Runners
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When it comes to ultra running, it's not secret that the Box Hill area, with its steep hills & sweeping views is a fantastic training ground for aspiring (and accomplished) ultra distance runners living in the Surrey Hills and South West of London.

I though about starting this new thread for a while and share my "wisdom" of Box Hill with the ultra running community. My personal favourite topics are trail names and ultimate training Box Hill loops... :-) #geek

Have you heard of the White Honky and Old Winter Road trail segments? Or have you ever got lost in the mist and rain while trying to find the "China Pig" trail?

So ask me anything and feel free to share your Box Hill running activities and recommendations on this thread!
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StuHolmes - 04/03/2019 14:30:17
   
RE:Box Hill for Ultra Runners
I recently had a cracking run round Box Hill. Up from Stepping Stones, down past Broadwoods Tower, up the Eiger Steps, down into Mickleham and over the A24 to Norbury Park farm, along the side of the hill to Westhumble and on to Mole Valley parkrun. After the parkrun I did the old Badger half route round Norbury Park and finished off with climbs up Druids Grove and Ashcombe Wood.

24 miles, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Boris - 06/03/2019 00:45:22
   
RE:Box Hill for Ultra Runners
StuHolmes wrote: I recently had a cracking run round Box Hill. Up from Stepping Stones, down past Broadwoods Tower, up the Eiger Steps, down into Mickleham and over the A24 to Norbury Park farm, along the side of the hill to Westhumble and on to Mole Valley parkrun. After the parkrun I did the old Badger half route round Norbury Park and finished off with climbs up Druids Grove and Ashcombe Wood. 24 miles, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hi Stuart,

That was an amazing effort. Your strava activity pictures speak for themselves. Glad you enjoyed it!
I was lucky enough to participate to the last edition of the now defunct Badger Half. It was in fact my first ever Half Marathon.

If you are looking for an even more challenging Sunday workout, try this route...

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P.S.The Estimated Moving Time is slightly over-optimistic. You have been warned.

I will be running this route on St Patrick’s Day. The blue haze of Bluebells and, as always, the Box trees on the single track of White Hill will be the highlights of this workout without a shadow of a doubt.

Happy Training!

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StuHolmes - 06/03/2019 11:14:44
   
RE:Box Hill for Ultra Runners
Thanks Boris,

I did that Badger Half, shame ETL are no more. Quite a challenge for a first half though!

That route certainly has some elevation! I will have to see if I can fit it into my training before the SDW50 in April.

Are you training for anything in particular.


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