Centurion Running

Wendover Woods Weekender®

Wendover Woods 10®

9 Jul 2023

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Course Records

TBC (M)

TBC (F)

The Wendover Woods 10 is a 10 mile foot race consisting of 1 x 10 mile loop on forest trails, entirely within Wendover Woods. The course mixes some of the most enjoyable trail running to be found anywhere, with wide, soft trails including smooth descents and runnable climbs. These sections are contrasted with some much steeper ascents and descents scattered throughout the loop. The course is identical to the 50km, 50 mile and 100 mile races at Wendover Woods.

As with all Centurion events, runners will be fully supported by a well stocked aid station at half way, full medical support and a marked course. Race held under full UK Athletics Permit granted through the TRA (Permit Number Pending).

Vital Stats

Distance

10mi

16KMs

Elevation

2000ft

610m

Cut-off

4hours

Entry Fee

£25

Date

9 Jul 2023 10:00

Course Marked

YES

Medical Support

YES

No. of Starters

250

Avg Temp.

19C

66.2F

Avg Rainfall.

40mm

2inches

Avg Humidity

80%

# of Aid Stations

1

Location

EU / UK / ENGLAND / SOUTH-EAST

Terrain

99% trail, 1% road

General Info

Date and Time

The 2023 Wendover Woods 10 will start at 1000 on Sunday 9th July 2023. A cut off of 4 hours will be in place.

Entries

Entries for 2023 will open at 1000 on Saturday 29th October 2022. Places are on a first come, first served basis. 

Entry fee is £25.

Qualification Standard

The race is open to anybody aged 18 and over.

Start/ Finish Location

Registration, Start & Finish are in 'Trig Point Field', Aston Hill, Halton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ. The field is opposite Aston Hill Bike Park. 

Route

The race route consists of a 10 mile loop on forest trails and tracks within Wendover Woods, woodland operated by Forestry England. 

A map of the route and a downloadable GPX file can be found at the bottom of this page. The route has 2,000 feet of climb, and 2,000 feet of descent.

Awards

Medals to all finishers.

Additional prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female as well as winners of each Vet Category: MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70. FV40, FV50, FV60, FV70. 

Aid Stations

There is one check point on the route - the Hale Lane Aid Station falls at mile 5.5 of the lap. The aid station will carry as a minimum: Tailwind, water, coke, chocolate, sweets, sandwiches, nuts, lots of fruit, Gu gels, wraps, sandwiches and other sweet and savory snacks. 

Drop Bags/ Finish Line Bags

A drop/ finish bag may be deposited at registration. These will be stored in number order and accessible to runners at the end of the race. Bags should be clearly labelled with runners name and bib number.

Course Markings

The course will be marked with our upcycled pink ribbons and Centurion marker arrows. 

Pacers

No pacers or unofficial runners are permitted at any point on the route. 

Crew

No crews are permitted at any point on the route.

Supporters

Supporters are welcome anywhere out on course, with the exception of Hale Lane Aid Station.Please note, nothing must be handed to or received from runners out on course or in the field, that is deemed as crewing.

Medical

There will be a dedicated team of race medics available throughout the race including a static first aid team at the start/ finish check point and a roving team within the Woods. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention, the medics will be on hand to provide you with exactly that. Contact numbers and full details of what to do in an emergency will be given to you in the pre race information packs and again at race registration. Due to the nature of the course ie. some remote and far from roads, the medics may take some time to reach you, or potentially be out of contact tending to other runners. In those instances you should contact the emergency services on 999 AS WELL AS the race medics.

Kit

99% of the course is on trail, therefore trail shoes are advised. There are sections of trail which can become very muddy in wet conditions. The course takes a number of steep ascents and descents, many of which will become hard going in wet conditions, particularly as the race progresses. These sections must be negotiated carefully in both the dry and the wet. Runners must carry the following mandatory equipment at all times. 

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Medic and Race Director (on the number you have given at registration)
  • Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
  • The race is cupless which means you must bring a cup with you if you want to take water or any fluids at the check point. Soft cups are available at the store here.