This is Henfield Jogger’s own annual event, and is sponsored by local business Coles Automotive. In 2016 the races will be held on Sunday July 24th. There are two races available; the 1 Mile race starting at 10.15am and the 4 Mile race at 11am.
The event is listed on Runners World and we’d really appreciate some race reports! 🙂 (You will need to be a member of RW to use this link, but it’s really easy to do this and is a very useful running resource)
Four Mile :- This is for ages 15+, starting and finishing at the Henfield Leisure Centre, following flat country footpaths, the disused railway line and seven stiles along the river, from where it gets its name. The ‘Seven Stiles’ is run by Henfield Joggers as an official event for the West Sussex Fun Run League and all finishers will receive a medal and an official time which will be posted on the West Sussex Fun Run League website. Runners of all abilities are welcome.
One Mile :- This is a shorter course for beginners (it is popular with junior runners but there is no age limit so beginners of all ages are welcome). Medals are awarded to all finishers.
Facilities :- Car parking (please see the important note below!), changing rooms, showers and refreshments including coffee & cakes inside Henfield Leisure Centre.
To see pictures from the 2013 Seven Stiles events just click here.
And from the 2014 Seven Stiles Events just click here.
A map of the 4 mile route is below:
Car Parking – Please Note
Parking will be strictly limited at Henfield Leisure Centre due to inconvenience to local residents on the day. Those of you who have attended this event before will know just how congested the approach road and Leisure Centre car park can be, and complaints were received last year that mean we need to take extra care to avoid congestion and inconsiderate parking this year. Unless you arrive early there is no point heading to the Leisure Centre and we urge you to use the plentiful parking in the other village car parks
Please park in the main village car parks (Budgen and the Library) where there is lots of space. There will also be marshalled spaces available at Henfield Medical Centre. When the Leisure Centre car park is full cars will be redirected by marshals to use one of the other car parks, before reaching Northcroft itself, which is a major pinch point. Below is a map which shows the location of the other car parks in Henfield which we urge all visitors to use.
If you do park anywhere other than an official car park please do so with consideration for others.
Seven Stiles Parking Map