Events for 2019/20 season
|13 Oct 2019||Ashdown Forest
(hosted by Crowborough Runners)
|2 lap course (Small lap then large lap): hilly likely to be muddy, suitable for spikes. Leaflet
|10 Nov 2019||Blackcap Lewes
(hosted by Lewes AC)
|Hilly 1 lap downland course. Not usually muddy Suitable for spikes. Leaflet
|15 Dec 2019||Newplace Park, Framfield
(hosted by Uckfield Runners)
|2 lap course: undulating no major hill. This is not usually muddy. Suitable for spikes. Leaflet
|26 Jan 2020||Heathfield Park (provisional to be confirmed)
(hosted by Heathfield Road Runners)
|2 laps, there is some tarmac but you can run on the grass to the edge if wearing spikes. Juniors U11/U13 1 mile, U15/U17 2 miles. This is a private estate with game birds so NO DOGS are allowed on the estate. Leaflet|
|16 Feb 2020||The Hub, Bodiam (provisional to be confirmed)
(hosted by Hastings AC/Central Park)
|Likely to be 2 laps. This is possible new course which are are trying to finalise with the owners. If this is not avialable it is likley to be replaced with Warren Hill|
|08 Mar 2020||Pett Village Hall, Pett
(hosted by Hastings Runners)
|1 lap course: fields and woods. Likely to be muddy Suitable for spikes. Refreshments and Season awards presentation afterwards.
Remember: if you have registered for all races in advance, you need to re-use the same number at each race. Please remember to bring it with you. Those registering on the day will be given a new number for each race.
PLEASE CAR SHARE AS AT MOST EVENTS PARKING IS LIMITED
The main race is at 10.30am and each race is about 5 miles. There will be junior races at 10.00 am at all events: at most events U11 and U13 run 1 to 1.25 miles and U15 and U17 2 to 2.50 miles. The course descriptions above are for the senior race. For some venues the sames course is used for all junior categories with U13/U15 running one lap and and U15/U17 two laps. Where different routes are used there will be different start times but never earlier than 10am and the races will complete before the start of the senior race at 10.30am.
For both Seniors and juniors there are individual awards awarded at the last race: for seniors in 5 year age brackets (Ladies 35 to 65, men 40 to 70) and for juniors each age bracket (boy and girl), for all awards based on best 4 results for the season. Team scores are based on 10 men and 6 ladies in various age categories, please see rules page for full details.
For serniors if you have not pre-entered all races before the start of the season (£10 for all 6 races, £16 if not UKA regd: advance entry only available to members of participating clubs as listed on the clubs page) you can enter on the day for £5.00 (plus additional charge of £2 for insurance if you are not a member of an England Athletics affiliated club).
There is no charge for juniors if they are members of an affiliated club or under age 13: charge of £2 for insurance if you are not a member of an England Athletics affiliated club and age 13 or over. If you are entering on the day it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race. Whilst there is not charge for juniors who are members of an affiliated club it is encourged that they are entered in advance so they do not need to queue for a number at each event.
Please see Rules tab for further information on entry and on Team and Individual results.
Each year 6 races are selected so not all of the below locations will apply to the current season
Abbots Wood: signposted off the A22 between Hailsham and Polegate and is also signposted off the A27 at Wilmington.
Ashdown Forest: Box Car Park Ashdown Forest TN22 3JA (not King Standing Car park as last year : take the A26 south out of Crowborough. After 3K, pass the Crow and Gate pub on right, then in about 600m turn the first right (signposted Duddleswell & Nutley). In 2K turn let and immediate Right at crossroads and the car park is in about 800m on the right. Click on this link for map.
Bodiam (the Hub): possible new event 1019/20 season
Blackcap Lewes: Car parking is at County Hall car park, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE. It is a 10 minute walk from County Hall to the start which is at The Gallps, Lewes BN7 1LR (striclty no vehicle access to the start other than official cars). Nearest toilets are public conveniances next to the Black Horse pub BN7 1RS next to traffic lights between Western Road and St Anne's Crescent.
Heathfield Park: Cade Stree, Old Heathfield, TN21 8RJ. The entrance to Heathfield Park is on the small road just off the B2096 Battle Road. It is approximately 1.4 miles from Heathfield Town Centre. There is NO PARKING within Heathfield Park. Parking is on the small road immediately outside Heathfield Park, near the community college, on School Hill and Halley Road.
Newplace Park: Pump Lane, Framfield, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5RH, Pump lane is off the B2102 between Blackboys and Framfield (on the right just after Framfield if travelling from Framfield to Blackboys). Map
Pett Village Hall, Pett TN35 4HD: Pett Village Hall is located just off the A259 between Hastings and Rye:
A259 to East of Hastings take Pett road to right. Click on this link for map.
Snape Wood, Wadhurst: Free Parking at Uplands Community School, TN5 6AZ (grid ref. 641317). Registration is close to the start/finish in Snape Wood which is about 1 mile from the parking. A mini-bus, or two, are available for runners and accompanied persons and priority is given to those with children. To walk jog to the start from School turn right onto the B2099 (Ticehurst Road), take first right into Brinker’s Lane. At the T junction turn right (still Brinker’s Lane) and continue down the hill and the Snape Wood entrance is ½ mile on the right. A track leads to the start and is parallel to the railway line. Allow sufficient time to get to the start.
Warren Hill: From Eastbourne take the A259 out of Eastbourne; up the hill, pass the golf course on the right and the road levels out. Take the first turning on the left onto B2103 continue until you see the car park on the right side of the road. From Seaford//EastDean - Follow the A259 down into East Dean and up the hill the other side. At the top of the hill turn right onto the B2130: continue until you see the car park on the right.
Whitbread Hollow: West end of Eastbourne Seafront. There is a path to the left, heading in the direction of the sea, by the cafe, after Bedes School at the end of the seafront which take you to the start.