Map reading course

Dear Members


Some HX runners have recently expressed an interest in becoming more familiar with map reading.  I recently attended an excellent map reading course which started at the National Trust Car Park at Coombe Hill, near Chequers.  David Jackson runs a local walking group called Chiltern Walks and regularly runs this course at a cost of £10 for the day.  The next one takes place on Saturday, 3rd September, and is highly recommended.


Briefly, the course covers:

  • Basic map reading and navigation
  • Planning and following a route on the map
  • What to do when lost
  • Compass reading


Full details or to sign up are available at:


Best wishes


Imelda Robinson

Local orienteering events

For those HX runners who would like to test out their map reading skills, my orienteering club has a few local events in the Wycombe area this Autumn.


Saturday 24th September – Bradenham (where we have our XC race.


Saturday 22nd October – Kings Wood (Tylers Green)


Saturday 26th November – Black Park


These events are designed for those trying orienteering for the first time, or for those looking to improve.  There are a range of courses available, with varying lengths and a range of navigational difficulty.  They cost £6, for which you get an accurate map of the area, and chip timing.  And there will be plenty of advice available for newcomers.  No need to pre-enter, just turn up between 10am and 11am – so ideal for attending after parkrun. 

More details at



Red Lion at Bradenham on Thursday 8th September 2016 – 6:30PM (Earlier Start Time)

The next pub run will be from the Red Lion at Bradenham on Thursday 8th September 2016.

Please note that we it will be a prompt 18.30 departure as sunset is at 19.33 .

The run will follow our cross country route which I think is about 9km and it will give everyone a chance to understand where the marshalling points are.
If you would like to eat afterwards please email me at with your choice from the menu below by Thursday 2nd September.

Chilli rice and… salad £10.50

Roasted vegetable lasagne and salad £10.50

Cheeseburger, chips and salad £10.50


Nick Martin.


Next Pub Run Thursday 18th August 7pm prompt.

At the Pink & Lilly (HP27 0RJ)
We have a 4.4 mile walk, and 6 mile run and an 8+ a bit run! All are across varied terrain and Sam & Gillian really hope you enjoy the routes as we have had great fun planning them and include walks and runs we do regularly from our home.
As Sam’s knee has gone again, he will lead the walk rather than the longer Run, so I do need some helpers to do a recce of the 8+ route in advance. I would also like another couple of volunteers to do the 6 mile route with me. If you can help with this and are prepared to be a leader on the 18th, please can you contact me To avoid clashing with the relay, I was going to suggest either Friday 12th evening or Sat 13th or Sunday 14th at 9am or a time to suit you, (earlier not an issue!)
For your post run/walk dining pleasure:-
· Homemade Lasagne with a Side Salad & Garlic Bread
· Cumberland Sausage, Egg & Hand Cut Chips
· Ale & Lemonade Battered Haddock & Chips with Crushed Peas
· Homemade Moussaka with a Side Salad & Garlic Bread (V)
All meals priced at £10.00 each.
Limited food orders will be taken on the day and it would be REALLY helpful if you can give me your order ASAP to the email above, as I need to give numbers in by this Friday and final numbers the following Tuesday. As I am sorry I don’t know everyone’s names yet, please can you make sure you give me first names and surnames! Do hope you can make it.

The next pub run will be Thursday 9th June from the Bull and Butcher, Turville RG9 6QU

The next pub run will be Thursday 9th June from the Bull and Butcher, Turville RG9 6QU. There will be routes of 8 and 6 miles ish and a walk of 4 miles ish!

Food is £10 per head, payable on the evening and the choices are fish and chips, burger and chips & halloumi salad and chips.

If you could let me know your food orders it would be a great help – thanks.

Once the routes are finalised I will post maps

Rachael Cullen-Heighway‎

Summer Pub Runs

“The first pub run of the year will take place from the Chequers in Wheeler End beginning at 19.00 on 19/5/2016. There will be a 4 mile walk a six mile run and an 8 mile run. Mike Hollis will lead the 8 mile run and Meg will lead the 6 mile. Lucy will lead the walk .Maps will be provided as well
They Chequers are able to provide BBQ food for us with burgers, sausages, chicken, salad, chips etc. £10 per head.There will also be a veggie option.
If you would like to join us for food please let myself or Meg know ASAP please so that we can provide approximate numbers to the Chequers so that they can be suitably prepared. So far only myself and Meg will be eating!,

I have selected  7 suitable dates for the pub run series and currently we have 3 or 4 free slots. If anyone would like  to suggest pubs for these free dates and then help prepare suitable routes – can they let me know ASAP please