Lenham Cross Winter Marathon
Hit the Trail Running - Lenham
For 2021 and possibly moving forward we have redesigned the Lenham Cross marathon route to conform with social distancing guidelines. We still aim to offer the same great experience but with some slight changes.
Our flagship race will still start and finish at Detling village hall the runners will first head east out on the North Downs Way right the way to the Lenham Cross. They will return along the Pilgrims way before being diverted and returned to the North Downs way further along. They then return to Detling. From Detling there is a 7 mile loop bringing you back to the finish at the village hall. The course will be fully marked.
The route is predominately trail with approximately 4 miles of road.
Expect it to be cold, muddy and with 3600ft of elevation, hilly with a few steps. The race will start in waves from 7.30 with an 8 hour cutoff for the last group. We need to remain flexible on how this event takes place and a more detailed race day guide will be issued nearer the time.
You will still get a chip timed event, stocked checkpoints, a goody bag (if there is no access for tea and cake in the village hall) and a medal.
This is a tough course with almost zero chance of a PB unless of course it is your first marathon!
The race will be held under the revised UK Athletics rules.