Health and Wellbeing

Warm up your running shoes for the return of the Ridge Off-Roader!

Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to don your running shoes once again as the Ridge Off-Roader charity event heads to the hills of the Chilterns for the second year running.

Taking place at 10am on Sunday 27th April 2014, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Participants can take part in a 10km run or the new 6.5km, both of which take competitors through some of the most beautiful countryside in southern England. The 6.5km race starts and finishes at Bledlow Ridge School and follows much of the same route as the 10km minus one of the larger hills, making it a little shorter and gentler on the legs!

Local therapists Debbie Robertshaw and Poppy Bowler from the Thame Therapy Clinic will be returning this year, providing 15 minute sports massages, before, during and after the race, along with Rob Firth of Apex Sports Therapy. The therapists are kindly providing their services free of charge all that is asked in return is for a small donation of £5.00 to be made to the school.

The Race Committee is part of the Bledlow Ridge School Association (BRSA), and consists of seven parents, each with children at the school. All proceeds from the event go to the school.

The idea for the Ridge Off Roader was the brain child of Ben Park, now the Chairman of the Race Committee. The group first got together in early 2012, and late in 2012, after numerous meetings at The Boot pub in Bledlow Ridge, the team felt they had got far enough with the planning to “go live”.

The Ridge Off-Roader is a fun day out for all the family whether as a competitor or a spectator. To get involved or to find out more about the event, visit;

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