The award winning Dirt Half Challenge will take place on Saturday 16th November 2019. The race starts in Leighton Buzzard and follows the canal towpath north to Stoke Hammond with stunning views, climbs through beautiful countryside to Great Brickhill then passes through the scenic Rushmere Country Park before following the Greensand Ridge back to the start via the canal towpath. 2019 will see the 10th staging of this popular trail race which sells out every year. The route will be clearly marked and marshaled.This is a very popular trail race which sells out every year.
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### Training This was planned to be my last event of 2018, my first proper trail run and only two months after [the Loch Ness Marathon](https://www.reddit.com/r/running/comments/9ivxza/race_report_baxters_loch_ness_marathon_an_amazing) I was pretty confident that if I just kept u...Read full review
My first half marathon what a great route with plenty support from Marshall and spectators can't wait for next year to beat my time of 2'52'48
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