Vanguard Way Half & Full Marathon - August 2019 Sports


Fantastic trail run from South Croydon out and to Limpsfield and back using the Vanguard Way national trail - beautiful undulating route ove

Race Details

We will run part of the Vanguard Way Route - The whole national trail is 66 miles from East Croydon to Newhaven on the South Coast - it is an exceptionally varied and beautiful course for both walkers and runners. An out 13.1 mile and back 13.1mile route following the undulating route. You will see the most amazing scenery along the way.

Below is a flavour of the course you will experience !

The Vanguard Way is 66 miles (107 km) long. It starts on the southern outskirts of Greater London and passes through the counties of Surrey, Kent and East Sussex. On the Directions & Maps page of the website below - you can find downloadable files giving directions and maps from North to South (Croydon to Newhaven) and from South to North.

From East Croydon Station, 20 minutes by train from central London, you soon reach parkland, woodland and open country, passing several historic houses at Coombe, through Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve and past the very olde but pretty little church of St. Mary the Virgin at Farleigh. Some quite strenuous running/walking is needed to reach the highest part of the route, in the North Downs, at 260 metres (853 feet) above sea level. On the way you pass the mysterious Nore Hill Chalk Pinnacle - a feature that has been kept as a reminder of the geological structure of this area.

A steep descent from the Downs leads on to the North Downs Way National Trail and the Pilgrims’ Way, crossing the Greenwich Meridian, where the Vanguards have provided a commemorative plaque. Nearby is Titsey Place, an 18th century manor house that can be visited at certain times. Quickly crossing the M25 on a footbridge, a further ascent leads into the wooded slopes of the Greensand Ridge. Once on the edge of Limpsfield, we turn around to admire the view from the other way - its truly breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the 7th annual Vanguard Way Half & Full Marathon - August 4th 2019 !

Venue: Lloyd Park, Coombe Rd Coombe Road, Coombe Road, Greater London, CR0 5RA


Affiliated : GBP 32.0
Unafilliated: GBP 34.0



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Date(s)4 Aug 2019
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VenueLloyd Park
AddressCoombe Rd Coombe Road, Coombe Road, Greater London, Greater London,

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Event Details

Date4 Aug 2019
Time(s)9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
CostAffiliated : GBP 32.0, Unafilliated: GBP 34.0
VenueLloyd Park
Coombe Rd Coombe Road, Coombe Road
Greater London
Greater London
Phone079677 29922


19 Nov 2018

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