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Marathon Training Run (1/3)
Sun 9 February 2020 @ 08:00-12:00 GMT
Primarily for Spring marathon hopefuls (but open to all), we have 3 club runs planned:-
Sunday 9 February
Sunday 8 March
Sunday 29 March
For those who haven’t run these training runs before, the meeting point is at the Camden Arms Hotel in Pembury TN2 4PH, opposite the village green. The runs starts at 8am sharp. Groups of like-paced runners tend to form depending on numbers.
Two routes are available – a shorter route of 13.5 miles and the full route of 18 miles, with the shorter route omitting an extra loop at around mile 7. The routes are undulating, so don’t go out at 10k pace !
There will be water and sports drinks drops at mile 5.5, 11 and 15 on the longer route and mile 5.5 and 10.75 on the shorter one.
The roads are generally quiet although bright clothing is advised.
Garmin links to the two routes attached along with a map to print out:-
18 miles. Short cut is around 5 miles less.
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