An approximately 10 mile long multi-terrain race over private tarmac lanes, hard gravel tracks and some paths. The route runs up to the top of the Downs, gently down towards Compton, along towards Chalton, up to Ditcham Park School, along part of the South Downs Way and back down to South Harting to finish on the sports field. There are many superb views around the course.
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A run early on Saturday morning can set you up for the weekend. Meet in Mill Road Arundel by the lower Castle gates. As an early start no need to arrive very early, but the runners cater off at 7:30am.
A variety of routes up into Arundel Park, or across to Rewell Woods or a run out to Warningcamp and Angmering Park. As a minimum the route is usually up to 10 miles but for those undertaking spring marathons the mileage does tend to rise through the Autumn heading up towards the South Downs. The route is ideal for some undulations and usually is off road unless the weather conspires against us.
All abilities welcome. Upon return to Arundel a number will stay for a coffee (and something to eat if a sufficiently high mileage has been undertaken) so you may wish to bring a dry top and some money. This offer is not obligatory if you fancy a run, yet would prefer to return straight home
A great way to start the weekend, have you tried it yet?
Organised by Chris, Danny & Jay at Sussex Trail Events, this was a great, if tough event last year
4 year for our no frills Hilly Half Marathon starting at Underhill Lane, Clayton, West Sussex. You will start with a lung bursting climb up to the South Downs Way, you will then follow the SDW to Housedean at this point you will turn around and run back . Simple!
Race Location: Car Parking, Registration and Race Start will all be in a field off Underhill Lane, Clayton, nearest postcode BN6 8XP opposite Lodge Lane junction.
- Bag storage
- A tough fully marked route
- Fully laden Aid Stations
- A unique finishers medal
The Downland Challenge was an old school 30 mile Ultra put on by Haywards Heath Harriers until 2014. It was many locals first Ultra and was hard, only had 3 aid stations with only Jelly babies and water, we will be bringing this back to the racing calendar on the same day as our 13 the the hard way Half Marathon.
The Downland originally started in Clayton Playing fields but this is no longer viable so it will start a mile down the road at Underhill lane where the half starts,
You will have to take on the lung busting climb up the Tank tracks to the South Downs way which you will follow to Southease where you will turn around and retrace your steps.
We aim to keep it as it was intended with only 3 aid stations but we will pile them high as we usually do
The marvel of the Scandinavian landscape is on display at every turn in this, the most recommended IRONMAN race in the world. Traverse the Baltic Sea and the iconic 6km long bridge to the island of Öland on the bike course, and celebrate your achievement at Europe’s biggest IRONMAN finish line party. Tuff participation this year