Sussex AA Masters X/C Champs have a new venue this year at Coombes Farm BN15 0RS. 2 lap undulating downland course.
Entries £6 in advance only. Enter online https://entries.opentrack.run/2019/sussex_masters_xc/ Closing date for Entries: 11.59pm on Weds, 16th January, 2019.
12.00 Numbers available for collection by team managers.
1.00pm Masters Men – over 50 + over 60 5 miles (8,000m)
1.40 Masters Women – over 35, over 45, over 55 5 miles (8,000m)
2.25 Masters Men – over 40 5 miles (8,000m)
3.20 Cut off time for course marshalling & recording Ages as at date of competition.
Numbers will be issued to team managers on the day.
Eligibility: All athletes must have a Sussex County qualification through Birth or Residence. Residence requires nine months continuous residence in the County prior to the date of the competition. All athletes must be affiliated to England Athletics and their affiliation membership number shown on the entry form.
No athlete will be able for awards unless competing in their club vests. This is the responsibility of the club.
Three routes start at the Amberley Museum and Heritage centre nestled in the newest of the UK’s national parks – The South Downs. From the Museum all three routes take you on a trail running adventure on to the South Downs way. Both the tough rolling hills and impressive landscapes of the quintessential British countryside will leave you in need of catching your breathe.
The event WILL be oversubscribed so if you wish to enter – do not delay
The Dark Star Marathon is the first race in Sussex Trail Events River Marathon Series for 2019
A 28.2 Trail Marathon up one side of the River Adur picking up a part of the Downslink past the Dark Star Brewery at Partridge Green and back down the other side.
Further away but likely to be Tuffs in for this event – bespoke medal!
Sunday 26th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the fourth Farnborough Half Marathon, returning after a sell out first & second edition. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough was crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to say the town has one immediately established – The Farnborough Winter Half Marathon. The start and finish area will again be under the famous Airship hangar in Farnborough Business Park
The 10k run will start in the famous Trafalgar Square, otherwise known as the Snow Blast-Off Zone, which will set each runner onto the 10k course with a burst of snow.
Once onto the wintry route, runners will head past Nelson’s Column, along the Strand past the world-renowned Adelphi Theatre and The Savoy hotel, before veering towards Holborn. The route will then take them past The Royal Courts of Justice, where they will shortly come across some of the new winter characters who have been invited to join this year’s event at the Husky High-Five Zone.
Pacing through the City of London and up Chancery Lane, runners will then pass Chancery Lane Tube Station before continuing to the London Stock Exchange. Onto the medieval Cheapside, participants will continue down the fast and flat course pass St Mary Le Bow church, before being greeted by a Swiss Chalet themed Drinks Station at the Guildhall Yard. Setting off for home the runners will loop around the Bank of England, past the much loved Penguin Party, where runners will be given a warming boost from the cheering crowds, led by their Antarctic friends!
Next up comes Mansion House before taking in the sights of the prestigious St Pauls Cathedral – a fantastic landmark for the runners to soak up the heritage of the course.
From here, the runners will continue to circle back round to the Royal Courts of Justice for the second time, before passing Kings College London, Somerset House and onto Charing Cross Station. Taking a left down Whitehall the adrenaline will rise as they come to a finish just before Westminster and Downing Street. No politicians here though, just jubilation, as finishers are greeted by the famous warm Polar Bears for a victory hug and medal presentation.
The Chichester Priory 10k Race at Goodwood is a race over public roads for the first 6.0km finishing with a complete lap of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The race will start at the entrance to the motor circuit in Claypit Lane, pass the Rolls Royce factory, along historic roman road, Stane Street, through Strettington and back along New Road entering the motor circuit at the main entrance on Claypit Lane and finishing on the Pits straight after a complete lap of the motor circuit. The country roads are undulating and all hard surfaced as is the complete lap of the motor circuit.
The race will be organised on the same basis as in previous years with race headquarters, car parking and facilities all within the motor circuit arena. This is a unique opportunity to race around the Goodwood countryside and the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
The first 4 miles take in the fantastic views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and some good sightseeing along the Portsmouth and Southsea Seafront, Royal Marine’s Museum, South Parade Pier, Pyramids.
From mile 4 you start the off road section along Milton foreshore and up to the Portsmouth watersports centre. Here you loop back down the eastern road to Milton common and back along the imfamous “Muddy Beach section” and into bransbury park bog of doom. Finishing with a nice 3 miles back along the seafront to the finish.
If the tide comes in you may just get wet feet and Muddy.
The course is a single lap, covering Ryde, Puckpool, Seaview, St. Helens, Netttlestone, Seaview and back to Ryde. One lap, undulating, scenic. Medal!
Now full – but some Tuffs entered
The Portsmouth to Ryde Wightlink Catamaran, hourly service departs Portsmouth 15 minutes past the hour. Please confirm sailing times before travel by phoning Wightlink on 0333 999 7333 or visiting Wightlink
Concessionary rate travel on Ferries may be offered by Wightlink details will be provided on entry.