date iconDate: Saturday 12 November 2016

clock iconTime: Starts at 9.30am

cost iconPrice: £20 - this event has closed for entries.

toughest icon Toughness Rating: Tough

venue iconVenue: Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, Bucks

Take on a Tough 10 run against the imposing backdrop of Hughenden Manor in the Chilterns.

No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of exposed tree roots, narrow paths and the occasional head-height branch that will keep you on your toes.

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This route starts and finishes in the beautiful grounds of Hughenden Manor. Along this route you can expect spectacular views, some tough hills and challenging descents as well as rough terrain. 

The course meanders in and around Hughenden on woodland paths, grass, fields and some road.  And to make it that little bit tougher there will be a few gates to contend with!

Here are some of the key statistics of the course terrain:

  • 70% woodland trails
  • 30% grass

There are two climbs on this route:

Details of climbs in Tough 10 Chilterns

This is just an initial course description as it may change before the event.

You must be aged 16 or over on the day of the event to take part. Persons aged 16 or 17 must take part with either a parent, guardian or, if having obtained their parent or legal guardian’s permission, another registered participant aged 18 or over.

Please see the Tough 10 Event Rules for more details

  • A fully signed and marshalled route
  • Chip timing
  • Free parking
  • First aid response across the whole course
  • Training guidance and pre-event support
  • Fundraising support
  • Free bag-drop
  • Water station and energy gels on course; water and electrolyte tablets at the end
  • Medal for every participant
  • 20% discount at 2XU

Will there be a bag drop?

Yes. There will be a free of charge bag drop in the event area, however we cannot take responsibility for any belongings – please do not bring valuables with you.

Will there be water available?

Yes. There will be one water station on the course and a bottle of water for each participant at the finish line. 

What is available for spectators?

There will be an area for your friends and family to wait for you. There also will be hot and cold refreshments available.

Are there toilets?

Yes, in the visitor centre.

Are there showers?

No, there will be no showers at the venue. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs will be allowed in the park with spectators but not on the course. Further guidance on dogs at Hughenden Manor can be found on their website.

Is the spectator area wheelchair accessible/suitable for pushchairs?

Yes with limitations. Please visit the venue's website for more details (under 'Facilities and access'): https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden

The event is being held at Hughenden Manor, Valley Rd, High Wycombe HP14 4LA.

Please note that due to the nature of the venue there will be no parking at the event site.  

Arriving on foot

Hughenden Manor is approx 2 miles from High Wycombe town centre via a countryside route.

By Public transport

There is a regular bus service from High Wycombe to the venue provided by Arriva. Visit the Arriva website for more details.

By Car

1) Drop off and disabled parking

There is no event parking at the venue, however a drop off area is available within the venue next to the church. Disabled parking is also available for blue badge holders. Please follow signs and steward directions on the day.

2) Car parks in High Wycombe

There are multiple car parks available in High Wycombe town centre and then either walk, use local Arriva bus service or the event shuttle coach (see below). For local car parks click visit the council website.

3) Event shuttle service

A shuttle service between High Wycombe and the event venue will be available for participants and spectators. The shuttle service will be provided by Heyfordian Travel Ltd with costs covered by Cancer Research UK. Travel is free with an optional donation towards Cancer Research UK’s costs when you board the coach.

Coaches will pick up and drop off at two points: 

Location 1 – Handy Cross Park & Ride, HP11 1TJ. Coach meeting and drop off point is in front of the Places for People Leisure Centre. Free parking is available at Handy Cross Park & Ride.

Location 2 – High Wycombe town centre (bus stop in front of Café Nero coffee shop, HP11 2BZ). Nearest parking is in the Eden Shopping Centre car park, HP11 2DQ.

The race will start at 9.30am. 

Please arrive 45 minutes before the start. You will need your running number that will be sent to you in the post prior to your event.

Before the race starts there will be a short warm up and safety briefing.

This route is predominantly through uneven, winding forest paths with lots of exposed tree roots so strong, supportive running shoes are essential.

There are some hills which can get wet and muddy so trail shoes will help if you have them.

Please make sure you bring spare layers for the cold November weather and dress appropriately for the conditions.

2XU discount!

2XU are offering 20% off full price purchases over £25 to all Tough 10 entrants. Full details available on sign up. Browse the collection on their website.

The race will be chip timed using ResultsBase.

The timing chip is a blue loop that attaches to one of your trainers and will be sent out to entrants the week before the event. 

 Here are some instructions on how to attach it on the day.

Our events couldn't go ahead without the amazing support of our awesome volunteers. Right now, we are looking for the following roles for our Tough 10 at Hughenden Manor:

  • Event Day Volunteer - whatever time you can join us at the event, there are many ways you can help out in this role. You could set up marquees, put out flags and banners, get water to the start line or hand out medals at the finish. If you have a proactive attitude and loads of enthusiasm then we want to hear from you!  Find out more about this role
  • Course Marshal Volunteer - inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative if things crop up on the course. Find out more about this role