14 Oct 2018 Snape Wood, Wadhurst (hosted by Wadhurst runners) 2 lap course: woods. Will be muddy if whether is wet leading up to the event. Suitable for spikes butt there is some gravel path. Leaflet
11 Nov 2018 Blackcap Lewes
(hosted by Lewes AC)
 New course this year.  Hilly 1 lap.  Suitable for spikes. Further details to follow Leaflet
16 Dec 2018 Warren Hill, Eastbourne
(hosted by Hailsham Harriers)
1 lap course: Downland hilly. This is not usually muddy.  There is 250M on concrete road and 250m on road Leaflet
13 Jan 2019 Ashdown Forest
(hosted by Crowborough Tunners)
2 lap course (Small lap then large lap): hilly likely to be muddy, suitable for spikes.  Leaflet
03 Feb 2019 Heathfield Park, Heathfield
(hosted by Heathfield Runners)
2 laps,  there is some tarmac so not suitable for spikes. All Juniors 2 miles.  This is a private estate with game birds so NO DOGS are allowed on the estate. Leaflet
10 Mar 2019 Pett Village Hall, Pett
(hosted by Hastings Runners)
1 lap course: fields and woods. Likely to be muddy Suitable for spikes. Refreshments and Season awards presentation afterwards. Leaflet

Remember: if you have registered for all races in advance, you need to re-use the same number at each race.  Please remember to bring it with you.  Those registering on the day will be given a new number for each race.


The main race is at 10.30am and each race is about 5 miles.  There will be junior races at 10.00 am at all events: at most events U11 and U13 run 1 to 1.25 miles and U15 and U17.

For both Seniors and juniors there are individual awards awarded at the last race: for seniors in 5 year age brackets (Ladies 35 to 65, men 40 to 70) and for juniors each age bracket (boy and girl), for all awards based on best 4 results for the season.  Team scores are based on 10 men and 6 ladies in various age categories, please see rules page for full details.

If you have not pre-entered all races before the start of the season (£10 for all 6 races) you can enter on the day for £4.00 (plus additional charge of £2 for insurance if you are not a member of an England Athletics affiliated club).  You do not need to be a member of one of the participating clubs but the pre entry for all races is only open to members of participating clubs as listed on the clubs page.  There is no charge for juniors if they are members of an affiliated club or under age 13: charge of £2 for insurance if you are not a member of an England Athletics affiliated club and age 13 or over.  If you are entering on the day it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.

Please see Rules tab for further information on entry and on Team and Individual results.


Each year 6 races are selected so not all of the below locations will apply to the current season

Abbots Wood: signposted off the A22 between Hailsham and Polegate and is also signposted off the A27 at Wilmington.

Ashdown Forest: King Standing Car park TN6 1XE: take the A26 south out of Crowborough. After 3K, pass the Crow and Gate pub on right, then in about 600m turn the first right (signposted Duddleswell & Nutley). In 2K turn right at crossroads onto the B 2026 and the start is in about 800m on the right. Click on this link for map. 

Blackcap Lewes: Car parking is at County Hall car park, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.  It is a 10 minute walk from County Hall to the start which is at The Gallps, Lewes BN7 1LR (striclty no vehicle access to the start other than official cars).  Nearest toilets are public conveniances next to the Black Horse pub BN7 1RS next to traffic lights between Western Road and St Anne's Crescent.

Firle Beacon: Parking/Registration is in the Public Car Park on the South Downs Way about 1 mile to the West of Firle Beacon OS Grid Ref: TQ468059, nearest postcode BN8 6LR.  Access is from the A27 only.  Please share cars where possible.  Do not confuse with Bo Beep car park which is east of Firle Beacon.

Heathfield Park: Cade Stree, Old Heathfield, TN21 8RJ.  The entrance to Heathfield Park is on the small road just off the B2096 Battle Road.  It is approximately 1.4 miles from Heathfield Town Centre.  There is NO PARKING within Heathfield Park.  Parking is on the small road immediately outside Heathfield Park, near the community college, on School Hill and Halley Road.

New Place Farm: Pump Lane, Framfield, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5RH, Pump lane is off the B2102 between Blackboys and Framfield (on the right just after Framfield if travelling from Framfield to Blackboys). Map

Pett Village Hall, Pett TN35 4HD: Pett Village Hall is located just off the A259 between Hastings and Rye:
A259 to East of Hastings take Pett road to right.  Click on this link for map.

Snape Wood, Wadhurst: Free Parking at Uplands Community School, TN5 6AZ (grid ref. 641317).  Registration is close to the start/finish in Snape Wood which is about 1 mile from the parking.  A mini-bus, or two, are  available for runners and accompanied persons and priority is given to those with children. To walk jog to the start from School turn right onto the B2099 (Ticehurst Road), take first right into Brinker’s Lane. At the T junction turn right (still Brinker’s Lane) and continue down the hill and the Snape Wood entrance is ½ mile on the right. A track leads to the start and is parallel to the railway line.  Allow sufficient time to get to the start.

Warren Hill: From Eastbourne take the A259 out of Eastbourne; up the hill, pass the golf course on the right and the road levels out. Take the first turning on the left onto B2103 continue until you see the car park on the right side of the road. From Seaford//EastDean - Follow the A259 down into East Dean and up the hill the other side.  At the top of the hill turn right onto the B2130: continue until you see the car park on the right.

Whitbread Hollow: West end of Eastbourne Seafront.  There is a path to the left, heading in the direction of the sea, by the cafe, after Bedes School at the end of the seafront which take you to the start.