The Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k

Jan 27th 10.30

This looks likes being a very popular and unique event. It will the only chance for people to run the Olympic Mountain bike course. Numbers are strictly limited to 300 so it will sell out fast.

An exclusive opportunity to test your stamina and endurance on one of the iconic venues of the London 2012 Games – the Mountain Bike circuit used in both the men’s and women’s Olympic Mountain Bike competitions. The venue is currently closed to the public and this pilot 10k run offers a unique chance to test the course and assess its suitability as a race location. Numbers are strictly limited and places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This will be a challenging but enjoyable off-road 10k using some of the MTB course, footpaths and trails set within the grounds of Hadleigh Castle and which proved such a tough test for the Olympians in the summer of 2012. Suitable for runners of all standards.

**Medal and finish line goodies for all finishers**

Prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in all age categories from Junior to Vet 8
1st Male & Female affiliated Team (3 to count)
Prize giving and presentations approx 60 minutes after first runner home
Venue: meet at Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
Toilets, limited parking (please car share or use public transport), refreshments
ENTRY FEE: £11.00 attached £13.00 unattached £15 on the day
ENTRY LIMIT: 300. Postal closing date is January 20th 2013
Entries available on the day subject to limit not being reached.
PLEASE ENCLOSE: large SAE. CHEQUES: Payable to ‘Castle Point Joggers’
Race Director, Nice Work, Teviot, Malthouse Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex TN31 6TA.
Enquiries/more information: 01797 230009

A pilot event in partnership with Essex County Council and organised on behalf of Castle Point Joggers by Nice Work


  • I reckon this one will sell out before Christmas so get in quick. This area is not open to the public at all and in Feb 13 they will start building work on the course to make it a lot easier, so this could be the only chance to run the actual Olympic course.

    I better start training I saw some of those climbs on the TV ! Who said Essex was flat ?image

  • Events should be advertised in the Events section, rather than in the forum.


  • Have run cross country at Hadleigh many times over the years - should be a good event.

  • You are right Grendel3 should be good and something a bit different but very tough ! 

  • Why is this event not available to apply online? Thanks
  • The event will be online just as soon as somebody at Runners World flicks the switch!!

    Details have been submittted to them - we're just waiting .....

  • sent mine in by postimage

  • I've entered online vis RW website and it took my money, so i hope its working.

  • image Hope you have done plenty of hill training Paul


  • Online entries are now being taken - so your money is safe Paul!

  • Are there still places left for this ? Or can I enter on the day ?


  • There are still places, a friend of mine has entered today.

  • Thanks image


  • Hi Victor

    There are still entries available either online or by post - at this stage though we cannot promise that on the day entries will be available. The entry list is filling up quickly and there's a fair chance the race will be full.

    Martin Burke

    Race Director

  • Is there a sign up list for this anywhere as Im sure I have entered with my son by post some time ago but havent received any numbers yet and I need to confirm my places

  • Stlaang - if you'd like to drop me an email at I can conform if we've received your entry. Numbers and race instructions will be mailed out next week - we're just awaiting delivery of the race numbers.

    On a separate note we carried out a further course inspection this morning. Although it wasnt drenched it is almost certain that the course will be muddy on race day. The course itself is a true multi terrain one - we will be using the concrete road, some grass footpaths and quite a bit of the mountain bike track used in the 2012 games. These tracks are a mix of loose gravel and hard track - and our advice would probably be to use trail shoes and certainly not spikes.

    More information on the course will be included in the race instructions.

  • Hi Martin....looking forward to this event on Sunday.

    Is it laps? And when/how will the race instructions be sent out?

    Many thanks

  • Hi David.

    The race is two laps.

    Your entryw as made quite late but youn should have received your race instructions by email.

  • This Sunday's Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k should go ahead as planned.

    Read here about our weather contingency arrangements.

  • Really enjoyed the 10K race, I was wondering do you have any photos from the race?

    looking forward to entering again next year.

    cheers, Samantha
  • There are some on the Castle Point Joggers facebook page:


  • I have entered hadleigh and am really nervous , it's my first ever race . Am really looking forward to it but I am really nervous at the same time lol , maybe I should have entered a 5k but no I'm going to do it . Will need to do some serious training .
  • Hi Charlotte


    Good luck. It is very tough. I would recommend lots of off road hill training on Hadleigh Downs if you live that way and as its in January could be very muddy. It was last year and lot of people got caught out with the wrong shoes (road) so go for some trail / studs.

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