Last Marathon Training Run – This Sunday!



This Sunday is the Last Run of our usual 18/13 mile training runs, which starts from the car park of the Camden Arms in Pembury. We depart from the car park at 8.00 am sharp, so please arrive by 7.50 am for a briefing.

There are two routes, 18 miles or 13 miles, with drinks stations at 5.5  11.5 and 15.5 miles with water and sports drinks. (5.5 and 11.5 for the 13 miles route).

Unfortunately, I cannot attend this last run or put out the drink stations, so if someone else would like to do it, thank you!

Please wear a hi-viz top as the run is mainly on country lanes with a few sections on ‘B’ roads.

Everyone is welcome; you don’t have to be marathon training –  it’s a lovely route for a Sunday morning road run. There are no formal pace groups, but small groups of similar-paced runners tend to form.

Directions and maps can be found below.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll try to address them.


Craig Chapman

Full/Long Route (18miles) –

Short route (13.2miles) –

Map (showing both routes) –

TWH Marathon Training Run Route

Water stop at end of Spout Lane, on left)Water stop on left just after corner, opposite Elm Tree pubSHORT CUT RE-JOINS THE LONG ROUTE HERE(Water station at bottom of hill on right next to gate into woods)

L Miles S Miles  
0.0 0.0 Leaving Camden Arms car park turn right onto Hastings road
0.6 0.6 Left into Henwood Green road
0.6 0.6 Right into Woodside Road
1.2 1.2 Right into Kings Toll Road
1.9 1.9 Left into Maidstone Road B2160 (towards Matfield)
2.5 2.5 At Matfield Church turn right into Sophurst Lane
3.2 3.2 End of lane turn left into Cryals Road
    Stay on this road till ‘T’ junction – do not bear left at any point
4.2 4.2 Right into Tong Road
4.5 4.5 Left into Spout Lane
5.3 5.3
5.3 5.3 Right into Horsmonden Road
6.3 6.3 Left into Furnace Lane (if you get to village green you’ve gone too far)
7.4 7.4 Right into Crook Road – FOR SHORT CUT TURN LEFT HERE
8.4   Left into Maidstone Road
8.9   Left into Churn Lane which becomes Pearson Green Road
11.2   Left at ‘Elm Tree’ pub into Mile Oak Road
11.6   Left into Knowle Lane
12.0   Sharp bend to right and up long hill (sorry)
12.7   Right into Crook Road
13.0 8.3 Left at crossroads into Windmill Hill
13.3 8.6 At Bull Pub turn right into Brenchley Road
14.4 9.7 Right into Coppers Lane
14.5 9.8 Left into Maidstone Road through Matfield Village
14.9 10.2 At ‘Mark & Sons’ butchers (village green) turn right into Maycotts Lane
15.2 10.5 Right at end of road still Maycotts Lane
15.2 10.5 First left into Foxhole Lane
15.9 11.2
    Foxhole Lane becomes Romford Road
17.0 12.3 Bear left at fork (do not take small road on right going downhill)
17.3 12.6 Right into Henwood Green Road
17.4 12.7 Second left into Canterbury Road
17.5 12.8 Right into Hastings Road back to Camden Arms
17.9 13.2 Arrive at Camden Arms