Athlete to run the entire length of the Chiltern Way

  |  Published: May 3rd 2019
Tim pausing to admire the scenery during a run. Image courtesy Tim Miles/Chiltern Society.
Tim pausing to admire the scenery during a run. Image courtesy Tim Miles/Chiltern Society.

Multi-marathon runner Tim Miles is in training to run the entire 134 mile length of the Chiltern Way to raise money for the Chiltern Society.

The Chiltern Way was established by the Society nearly 20 years ago and is maintained by its volunteers.  It’s a circular route taking in breathtaking scenery that runs through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Tim, a sports coach and father of two, has recently completed the 100km Ultra Jurassic Marathon challenge across Dartmoor  raising money for the air ambulance service, but this 215km run is his biggest yet. He starts from Marlow Common on Friday 31 May and, with the help of friends stationed along the route providing refreshments and support, he is aiming to complete within three days.

“The main National Trails get a lot of publicity but some of the local trails are under appreciated,” said Tim, who lives in Bedfordshire.  “The Chiltern Way was specifically designed to take in the most beautiful spots in the Chilterns and, unlike the National Trails, is a circular route.

“Running on the pathway the Society designed, which runs through many of its most beautiful nature reserves, will also publicise the hard work their volunteers do to help the public enjoy the countryside.”

Tim is hoping to raise £10,000 for the Society, a charity which has hundreds of volunteers helping to maintain, cherish and promote the Chilterns and its heritage. You can sponsor him via the Society’s website, www.chilternsociety.org.uk/chilternwaychallenge . He is quite literally going the extra mile to care for his local environment and needs all the support he can get!  

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