Sussex Grand Prix summary of next events
The Final 6 Grand Prix Races for 2015 to whet your appetites! I’ve given you a little description so you know what each event is about, and I really hope this encourages some of you to take part. Jenny
Will Page 10K Newick – 23rd August.
Run on mainly scenic, undulating roads south of Newick. There is a long downhill section to a small bridge and stream, then a gentle incline. After 5K it’s fairly level before a long steep incline, dropping down once again to a stream then back to the village finishing in the playing field outside the Sports Pavilion.
Hellingly 10K – 13th September
The start is in Station Road, which is 8oom walk from the village hall. The course is described as undulating along country roads, with an off road finish of 45m in the field next to the car park.
Hove Prom 10K – 20th September
The start and finish is on the promenade at Hove Lagoon for a flat and fast two lap course, along the seafront.
Barns Green Half Marathon – 27th September
This figure of eight half marathon near Horsham, is run on closed roads through the beautiful Sussex countryside, passing through the historic Christ’s Hospital School.
Lewes Downland 10 Mile – 4th October
The course is a mixture of chalk and downland grass tracks, across scenic National Trust land and the South Downs Way. Water stations at 2.5 and 7.5 miles and at the finish. The start and finish are in a meadow near the old Lewes Racecourse.
Crowborough 10K – 29th November
An undulating 2 lap course of Green Lane, Crowborough Hill and Palesgate Lane. If there is deep water at Palesgate Lane ford, the race is diverted over the bridge parallel to the ford. A tough 10K but very popular.