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Hove Hornets 10k – Fun Run
July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm£3
The Hornets ‘Stinger’ is a challenging 10km cross-country course with spectacular views of the Downs and featuring hills, stiles and varied terrain. In addition, this year, there is a junior cross country race of 1 mile. It’s a belter.
ABOUT THE SENIOR COURSE
The race starts from the clubhouse / playing field. The route follows the same as previous years but we decided it would be better to cut the walk down the road to the start and make the course a rounded 10k.
The finish is on the rugby club pitches in front of the Rugby clubhouse.
The course is approximately 10 kilometres along public bridleways and footpaths. The ground consists of chalk with flint exposed and grass. It is very uneven especially in the first 2 kilometres where there are deep tractor ruts often containing water. On the return, the field at 8K is badly pitted by cattle hooves on a moderate downhill gradient. Please proceed with extreme caution – you can make up time later.
At the beginning of the race, there is a steep gradient and sharp right turn after which the climbs are less severe. There is
a second steep gradient after approx. 5 kilometres, out of Saddlescombe Farm, where water is available.
It is likely that the uneven terrain and stiles will produce reduced race times – but a great run!
Registration and race HQ at the Brighton Blues Rugby clubhouse
PRIZE DRAW: Senior race numbers will be entered automatically (and free of charge ) into the prize draw which will take place in the clubhouse immediately after the race.You have to be in the clubhouse with your race number to receive a prize!