Marathon Training Run#2 – This Sunday!



This Sunday is Run#2 of our usual 18/13 mile training runs, which depart 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).

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, but I’ll also print out some directions/maps and make available on the morning.

If you have any questions, please let me know, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.

Run 3 will take place next Sunday 5 March.


Craig Chapman

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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 MilesS Miles
0.00.0Leaving Camden Arms car park turn right onto Hastings road
0.60.6Left into Henwood Green road
0.60.6Right into Woodside Road
1.21.2Right into Kings Toll Road
1.91.9Left into Maidstone Road B2160 (towards Matfield)
2.52.5At Matfield Church turn right into Sophurst Lane
3.23.2End of lane turn left into Cryals Road
  Stay on this road till ‘T’ junction – do not bear left at any point
4.24.2Right into Tong Road
4.54.5Left into Spout Lane
5.35.3Right into Horsmonden Road
6.36.3Left into Furnace Lane (if you get to village green you’ve gone too far)
7.47.4Right 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
13.08.3Left at crossroads into Windmill Hill
13.38.6At Bull Pub turn right into Brenchley Road
14.49.7Right into Coppers Lane
14.59.8Left into Maidstone Road through Matfield Village
14.910.2At ‘Mark & Sons’ butchers (village green) turn right into Maycotts Lane
15.210.5Right at end of road still Maycotts Lane
15.210.5First left into Foxhole Lane
  Foxhole Lane becomes Romford Road
17.012.3Bear left at fork (do not take small road on right going downhill)
17.312.6Right into Henwood Green Road
17.412.7Second left into Canterbury Road
17.512.8Right into Hastings Road back to Camden Arms
17.913.2Arrive at Camden Arms