The Vanguard Way Marathon Course 2018.
There is a full mapped route shown below – 13.1 miles out, and then back to sunny Croydon = 26.2 miles in total!
The Half marathon course will follow the same route along the VGW – to the drink station after Chelsham Village – about a mile after passing the big pub – apron 6.5 miles – then you turn round and head back to Lloyd Park along the same paths and trails .
Also – we will be following the definitive route from the Vanguard Way website , the link is shown below – we will be covering sections one and 2 just up to the junction of the end of Broomlands Lane and the A25 Westerham Road – then turn around and return back along the same path – the views both out and back, will look different and amazing!.
There are also 2 short videos you can watch to give you a flavour of the out route from Croydon to Selsdon,Farleigh, Chelsham , Woldingham and onto Limpsfield. By watching these, you will hopefully be put at ease on the navigational issues on race day.
Out from Lloyd Park to Selsdon Wood , with some classical, Eurovision, Reggae and Pop ;
Out from Chelsham to Limpsfield , with some Spandau Gold and Hotel California