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Runners' Retreat - Apex Sports

Following the retirement of Mike Baldock in August, Apex Sports is now part of the Runners' Retreat family.

Upcoming Running Races

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite races in and around Bucks and Berks
We look forward to seeing you there

Marlow 10, 10 miler & 10km - Sunday 3rd October 2021

The Marlow 10 takes place on October 3rd, starting and finishing at Gossmore Recreation Ground. Ten is the magic number, as we have both 10km and 10 mile courses for you, and the event celebrates 10 years of the brilliant Runners' Retreat in Marlow.

For 10 years Runners' Retreat have served the running community & they've been our friends; this race is dedicated to them.

Our multi terrain courses are challenging yet absolutely beautiful. Taking in woodland trails, footpaths, bridleways and only brief sections on quiet roads, you'll see Quarry Woods, Winter Hill, Cookham Dean & the Thames Path. The scenery is worth the effort!

What to wear

A 'light' trail shoe is ideal.

Burford Bolt - Sunday 10th October 2021

Burford bolt running race logoA lovely mixed terrain event run from Burford school in Marlow Bottom. After a gentle start on the road, the race gets more challenging, with some very challenging climbs.

10km and 5km options and a fun run.


What to wear

Either a light trail or road shoe.

Marlow Half Marathon & 7 miler - Sunday 7th November 2021

As well as our established and ever popular half marathon, we will of course run our newly successful 7 mile race again. Ideal if you’re not quite ready for the challenge of the half. The distance may be less, but make no mistake, you’ll be running in the same testing though rewarding landscape that has made the Half Marathon a classic.

What to wear

Trail Mapledurham, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km - Sunday 28th November

The course starts in the lovely Country Park near the famous water wheel and legendary sites from The Eagle Has Landed - you'll wind your way around the estate trails, local roads, woodlands and footpaths. The scenery is well worth the hard work!

We have now added a marathon distance event to the half marathon and 10km. Note - the course contains too many trail sections to be a certified measured marathon usable for event qualifying.

What to wear

Mixed terrain races so a mixed terrain shoe is ideal.

Sherfield 10km - Sunday 19th December

The 2nd Sherfield 10km takes place on Sunday December 19th. The race starts and finishes in the amazing grounds of Sherfield School, and is the perfect way to make some room for those Christmas over-indulgences to come. You'll receive a cracking medal, mince pies & sweet treats at the finish.

We'll have a new course with a few changes from 2019, but the famous ford crossing will always be there for you! The running is largely off road, with some narrow and uneven sections - the course is therefore unsuitable for buggies/pushchairs of wheelchairs. Note the new, earlier, start time.

What to wear

Winter Woolly 10km - Monday 27th December 2021

The 2nd Winter Woolly 10km will take place on December 27th. The race starts at 10am from the fabulous grounds of Elstree School in Upper Woolhampton and we are truly grateful to our wonderful hosts for allowing us to use their beautiful venue.

Our multi terrain course is a real treat. After touring the school grounds you'll see the stunning Berkshire countryside from lanes, footpaths, trails and woodlands. We'll throw in the occasional hill as well before you finish back on the manicured lawns of Elstree School.

What to wear

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