What information do you have on pre-race training?
There will be a warm up session of approximately 45 minutes, provided by our Sponsors before the first start for those who wish to participate. There are parts of the course which run through private land. These parts are not open for pre/post event use. These are indicated on our course diagram. Of course, the parts that are public footpaths can be used at any time. PLEASE RESPECT THE LANDOWNERS WHO HAVE GENEROUSLY ALLOWED US TO USE THEIR LAND FOR THE RUN.
Will the race be marshalled?
Yes, both races will have plenty of marshals, providing guidance and directions – and most importantly – lots of smiles and encouragement. They are in radio contact with run control, other marshals and first aid assistance. Please listen and respect their instructions. They are there for your safety and safety of other users of the course such as walkers and motorists and movement of farm machinery.
Will any roads be closed?
We are this year closing number of roads for the duration of the run. The Hickmans Lane - start/finish crossing point. The section between Kenwards Farm and the river Ouse on Highbeech/College Road and a small section of Copyhold Lane. Thereby making these road sections safer for runners.However the crossing point at Ardingly College and the section from the end of Spring Lane to Lindfield Church remain open to traffic. Extreme caution should be exercised when on these sections.
Are there any kilometre markers?
As parts of the course is used by both the 5 & 10K runners there are only course distance markers for the 10K run, so as not to create confusion.
Is there a race time limit or cut off point?
The limit time for both runs is 2 hours, at which point the marshals are stood down and directional signage is removed. This means that by 12.45pm the run will be declared finished and all runners should have completed the course.
What happens if it is raining a lot?
The run will proceed.
Will I get a race pack on the day and what will be in it?
Yes, it will be your run number and safety pins. New for this year are timing chip and ties, which you will have to attach to your footwear. Here is a handy guide on how to attach the timing chips
How and when do I get my race pack?
You will receive your pack at the Registration area on the day of the run. It is open from 8:30am until 10:00am sharp! If you miss your registration you can still run, but without official timing for the event.
Is water available along the route?
Water points are available at the start and finish plus 3 water points for the 10K run and 1 water point for the 5K run. However, we advise you to bring your own water if you have any concerns about access to it during the run – for example if it is a hot day.
Can I run wearing an ipod /headphones?
As this is not a closed course, all runners need to have their senses available to ensure awareness of other runners and dangers associated with road crossing You should always be fully aware of your surroundings, able to overtake – and be overtaken safely, and to take instructions from marshals. Please remember that emergency vehicles may have to access the course and have priority over everything and everyone. And besides…although we won’t stop you using them, why not take the opportunity to savour the amazing surroundings and natural environment the run takes place in.