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Hornet Stinger – Fun Run 9.5k
Hove Hornets welcome you to their first race as members of the WSFRL. This is a new race, a challenging cross-country course over 9.5km of the Downs with spectacular views, which includes hills, stiles and varied terrain. The race start is one mile from the clubhouse on the eastern arm of Waterhall Road so leave yourself 15/20 minutes to walk/jog from the clubhouse across the grass to just beyond the underpass. The finish is on the rugby club pitches in front of the Rugby clubhouse. The course is approximately 9.5 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! The course will be marked by kilometre signs (approx.distances only) and direction arrows
The race is at Waterhall Playing Fields, Waterhall Road, Brighton, BN1 8YR (Registration at Brighton Blues Rugby clubhouse)
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 race. 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