Hove Hornets 10k – Fun Run – CANCELLED
August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm£3
Hove Hornets welcome you to the third ‘Stinger’, 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.
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!
WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT LAST YEAR:
“ a great race, great venue, great marshalls “ – Portslade Hedgehopper
“ a great course – very well organised and well marshalled “ – Burgess Hill Runner
Junior race starts at 10:30am, Senior Race starts at 11:00am
The races are at Waterhall Playing Fields, Waterhall Road, Brighton, BN1 8YR
Registration and race HQ at the Brighton Blues Rugby clubhouse
DIRECTIONS: Please use public transport if at all possible and car share. Bike stands are available
at the clubhouse.
By road : A23 Northbound/Southbound- turn left/right at Patcham roundabout, under railway bridge and up Mill Road for 60 metres. Follow signs to “ Brighton Rugby Club and artificial pitches” Turn left after underpass for clubhouse.
A27 Eastbound – Follow signage to Hove A2038 to roundabout, 3rd left over A27 to second roundabout, 1st left down Mill Road, turn left at sign “Brighton Rugby Club and artificial pitches”
FACILITIES: The race HQ is located in the clubhouse of the Brighton Blues Rugby Club.
Refreshments provided by the Rugby club will be on sale at the clubhouse before and after the races.
The clubhouse also provides a great place to have a drink/food/chat after the race. Please take advantage of it. Without the Rugby club’s assistance this race would not be possible and we ask that you respect their premises and staff.
Collection of race numbers, on the day entries and enquiries about the race will take place in the clubhouse.
Changing rooms and showers are located on the lower ground floor. Toilets are located inside the clubhouse as per direction signs. A free bag storage service will be available but, as usual, used at your own risk
The car park is to the right as you arrive at the clubhouse. There is room for about 130 vehicles. The area is not supervised during the race and is used at your own risk. There is an additional car park at the Council pavilion half way along Waterhall Road
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!