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I have signed up to do this, this year. First time for me but I know the area well as it's where I do all my running.
It's quite hilly and about 90% off road. I think it's only the first few miles that are on road.
I'm not sure that any of the hills are steeper than Harleyshute Road but there are some long ones, and the views are well worth it.
Not sure this helped really but hey ho
Thanks Stig109 your reply has helped,I have never ran off road, it looks such a nice race though,I might have to give it a go. I can imagine the views would be great at the top of The Downs, well worth the hill training again . I also think for £10 it could be very good value!
Do it, you won't regret it. There is £15 to pay on the day as well, in case you weren't aware.
Let me know if you want any running routes in the area for practice, I know some good ones.
Its looking more and more likely I am going to register . Know any good trail routes near Bexhill as I don't drive, within running distance obviously .
Catch a bus or a train or gat on your bike, I cycle out to the downs a couple of times a week - Lewes is 15 miles from me but Longman is only about 5. Some great routes to run. I've mapped the ones that I run, a couple are on fetch and others on Map.
I have run Seaford half. I'd love to do it again and improve on my time. I ran with a friend along the river bank when I did it. It was blowing a gale - guy behind me didn't like the fact that I wasn't providing anything like a wind break for him. got blown off my feet over Seaford Head - glad the wind blew me inland and not over the top.
There's only a small stretch of road at the begining and an even smaller one toward the end. One long hill, a sharp downhill, mostly flat til a short climb up to Seafordhead then another downhill to finish with a run along the seafront - mind the tourists - to the finish.
I'd like to do it again this year, it's def on my list of to do but it clashes with another maybe, so it all depends.
Any ideas how much the hills take off an average time for a road half-marathon? Just trying to get a feel for how undulating it is. I think I'll give Seaford a go this year after missing out on Hastings and Eastbourne halfs through injury. Did the Beachy Head Marathon last year so hopefully won't be too shocked by the hills!
If you did Beachy Head marathon than you are well prepared for the course. Just think half of Beachy so half the hills but the same undulations...if that makes sense
I love this one, nice relaxed event with walkers too, oh and biscuits at the check points!
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Hi, we love this run and pop down from Leicester each year. yes it's hilly and I'd add 15 - 20 mins on to your usual time if your not used to trail or hills. Cheap camping about a mile from the start for anyone travelling from further afield.
Hi, we love this run and pop down from Leicester each year.
The train station is only about a five minute walk away from the start / finish as is the bus stop which has buses running all along the coast.
Hope that helps
I was so disappointed to see on the NPS Lions website this morning that they are full and are not accepting on the day entries. I did the Seaford Half last june and paid in advance but on race day I saw there were so many people paying on the day that I thought I could do that this year.
If anyone has a place that they cannot use anymore I will buy it off you!
great race, great medal, great atmoshere, but i have to say this the hills were challenging , this race was one of the haredst halfs i have ever done but its in my top 10 list , awsome day.
N Le-Faye hope you leg is ok i picked you up in the valley stretch when you fell over
all the best dan