The traditional Inca Trail runs from km88 to Machu Picchu and is about 18miles long and trekking groups complete the trail in three and a half days. The marathon adds circa 8 miles to the traditional trail in the form of two 6km loops to make up the full distance.
Two key cut-off times are imposed on the race, firstly, to complete the first 6km loop in 1hr and, secondly, to get to the control gate at Machu Picchu national park (approx 36km) by 10hr15 – not getting to the gate by this time would mean camping overnight and completing the race the following day. Read more
Beautiful afternoon on the common with the Clapham Runners on Saturday 4th July – plenty of food to go around, the Calling festival for background music, and great to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun with runners, friends and family. Happy birthday to us! More pictures over on our gallery.
Love this pic! Thanks to Jon’s long arms, all Thursday runners this week in one smiley photo. More photos from this week’s session over on our gallery – beautiful summers evenings are hard to resist.
The Clapham Runners is 10 – and to celebrate all Clapham Runners past, present and future are invited to a celebratory afternoon picnic on Saturday 4th July. Partners and children also invited. Bring your Clapham Runners t-shirt for a group photo! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Food: Bring something three others will want to share – or more if you are happy to take excess away
Drink: Soft – BYO. Harder stuff available at the Windmill of course
Parking: In demand but possible on Windmill Drive – try Narbonne Avenue (across Clapham Common Southside).