Little Horsted Fun Run date set

A previous fun run
A previous fun run

The date has been set for massive athletic participation event The Little Horsted Fun Run 2015.

This year’s run will be sponsored by local business East Sussex National Golf Club, Hotel and Spa. It takes place on Sunday, May 10.

East Sussex National’s sponsorship will allow the Little Horsted School Parents, Teachers and Friends Association, whose volunteers run the event each year, to direct more of the vital funds raised from the event to pay for essential IT equipment for the school that children will use every day.

The runs will commence at 10am and all start from Isfield Recreation Ground.

There are distances for all abilities and ages with the 1k run essentially being for children and a whole lot of fun.

The five kilometre and 10 kilometre races are for more serious runners will encompass relatively flat terrain across the beautiful English countryside through fields and woodland in Barcombe and Isfield. The paths will be well marked and there will be water stations en route and volunteer marshalls around the route too.

All runners who complete their course will receive a medal at the finish line and there will be the usual refreshments available on the day.

For more information and application forms you can visit: www.littlehorstedfunrun.co.uk or follow it on Facebook for event updates, weather news and details of the conditions on the day.

The entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for children.

May 24 sees the demanding Weald Challenge Trail races which follow the long distance paths of the Wealdway and the Vanguard Way.

All three races start and finish in Chiddingly. Courses are approximately 75 per cent (half marathon,) 85 per cent (Ultra) off road. They take in a variety of landscapes of rolling hills, irregularly shaped fields and ancient woodlands. Runners taking part in the 50km Ultra Trail Race will experience the added bonus of the spectacular views from the open heathland of the Ashdown Forest.

All finishers receive a bespoke handmade Weald Challenge event coffee mug and finishers’ medal.

Time limits are eight hours (50km Ultra Trail,) seven hours (Trail Marathon) and five hours (Trail Half Marathon.)

Entries close on May 17 or once race entry limits are reached. Entry limits are 500 runners across the three races. First aid, medical cover, insurance and refreshments at checkpoints are included. Prizes for the first three men and women finishers in each race. Visit: www.trailrunningsussex.co.uk/trailraces.html.