ARCHIVED RACE: Canterbury Trails @ Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, United Kingdom on 07 August 2021

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Canterbury Trails
  • Distance (KMs): 100
  • Date: 07 August 2021
  • Start Time: 07:00 am
  • Venue: Southwark Cathedral
  • Organised By: Rat Race
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? No
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

The Canterbury Tales were a series of stories authored by the famous English author Geoffrey Chaucer and they depict a number of colourful characters making a Pilgrimage to Canterbury along what was a
very popular Pilgrim’s route.
That route in large part followed the old Roman road of Watling Street and connected Southwark
with Canterbury over some 67 miles (100 + KM) of distance.
Our objective is to re-trace the steps of CHAUCER’S PILGRMS over 2 days, weaving our way through LEAFY South London to Rochester Castle. After overnighting in these Medway Towns we then head
onwards through tranquil lowland orchards and beside the North Downs, before terminating at THE MAGNIFICENT Canterbury Cathedral.
An oddity of the Pilgrimage of Yore was that the Pilgrims would complete the final 3 miles barefoot, as a penance. We intend to do likewise for the final mile…! This is an optional challenge for those who feel
comfortable taking on this quirky finish!

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