2015 Spring Marathon Training Runs

If you’re training for a spring marathon, or just fancy a long run, then join us for 18 miles of road running. There is a short cut that trims 5 miles off this for those not wanting to run the full 18 miles, or you can add an extra 2.4 mile loop at the end, beginning, or both.

2015 Dates
TWHmarathonlongrunSunday 18th January;
Sunday 15th February;
Sunday 29th March (TBC – from Wadhurst);
Sunday 5th April;

The runs start promptly at 8am from the Camden Arms Hotel pub car park, which is on Pembury High Street by the main shops and opposite the village green. Do not be late or we will have gone!Water and sports drink are laid out at each of the three drinks stations at approx 6, 12 and 18 miles, plus, if anyone wants anything else put out, let Derek have it on the Wednesday before the run at club night.

The circular route, goes from Pembury to Matfield, Horsmonden, Brenchley and back through Matfield to Pembury. You can download written route instructions and also a Google maps route.

Either just turn up at the pub car park, or contact Derek Harrison.

The runs are not marshalled and are all on road, hilly in places, with some stretches on busy roads, so we must advise that runners do not use iPods or similar devices as these will impair awareness of traffic. High visibility clothing must be worn, and runners are responsible for their own safety.

For those new to the marathon training runs, they are informal without specific pace groups, but different groups tend to form at various different paces.

Written instructions follow below.

TWH Marathon Training Run Route
18 miles. Short cut is around 5 miles less.

Camden Arms car park turn right onto Hastings road
Left into Henwood Green road
Right into Woodside Road
Right into Kings Toll Road
Left into Maidstone Road (towards Matfield)
At Matfield Church turn right into Sophurst Lane
End of lane turn left into Cryles Road
Stay on this road till ‘T’ junction – do not bear left at any point
Right into Tong Road
Left into Spout Lane (water stop at end of road on left)
Right into Horsmonden Road
Left into Furnace Lane (if you get to village green you’ve gone too far)
Right into Crook Road – FOR SHORT CUT TURN LEFT HERE
Left into Maidstone Road
Left into Churn Lane which becomes Pearson Green Road
Left at ‘Elm Tree’ Pub into Mile Oak Road (water station on left just before corner)
Left at white sign post (Longbrooks)
Sharp bend to right and up long hill
Right into Crook Road
SHORT CUT RE-JOINS THE ROUTE HERE
Left at crossroads into Windmill Hill
At Bull Pub turn right into Brenchley Road
Right into Coppers Lane
Left into Maidstone Road through Matfield Village
At ‘Mark & Sons’ butchers turn right into Maycotts Lane
Right at end of road still Maycotts Lane
First left into Foxhole Lane
(Water station at bottom of hill on right next to gate into woods)
Foxhole Lane becomes Romford Road
Bear left at fork (do not take small road on right going downhill)
Right into Henwood Green Road
Second left into Caterbury Road
Right into Hastings Road back to Camden Arms