The Sharpener 2018

 Sharpener 2018 29th April

Running from the picturesque Buckingham village of Haddenham, The Sharpener is well established as a lively Spring Sportive running through the beautiful Chilterns and Aylesbury Vale.

We have kept it fresh for year 6 with subtle route changes that ensure we pack in some challenging terrain with over 3,300ft ascent into the 100km route and 2,000ft into the shorter 55km version which are both routed through quiet country lanes.

The Sharpener

The ‘Short’ Sharpener

Enter The Sharpener Here

What do I get on the day?

  • Individual ‘Chipped Timing’ – A Well Signed Route
  • Mechanical Assistance – Support ‘Broom Wagon’
  • Feed Stations – First Aid (hopefully not)
  • Web Published Results Service
  • Online Event Certificate

Location & Times

Haddenham County Junior School, Haddenham, Aylesbury, HP17 8DS

  • Registration from 7:45am
  • Start Time from 8:30am
  • Broom Wagon departs 9:30am

Distances and pricing

The entry for either distance is £20 for adults (18 and over). This year we have opened the Short Sharpener to junior riders (15-17) accompanied by a parent or guardian for a reduced fee of £15. Necessary consent forms can be downloaded from our entry system.

This year we’re offering an additional text message service which will deliver your finish time directly to your mobile in real time.

We do not make refunds but riders can transfer their entry to another rider by emailing .Adults can also freely switch between the 100 and 55 km routes if injury, lack of training or added enthusiasm kick in before the event.

Food and drink

You’ll be served with coffee and tea at registration and visit well stocked feed-stations on the course. There is a single station on the 55km route with a second on the 100km which includes toilet facilities, plus when you get back we’ll have a hot dog ready for you.