Benfleet 15

BENFLEET 15    (est.1991)

Incorporating 1 mile family run  (10.00 am)

19th January 2014     10.30am


Benfleet Running Club invite you to take part in the 2014 Benfleet 15 Races

It has a challenging 15 mile, multi-terrain course, incorporating sections of the Canvey Island sea wall, and the undulating Hadleigh Downs, therefore it is not suitable for spikes or wheelchair competitors.

Raced under UK rules of Competition – UKA Licence tbc

Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP



Awards to 1st three Men and 1st three Ladies. 1st three vets (O/40), and 1st three Lady Vets (O/35),

1st vet Man (O/50), and 1st vet Lady (O/45).  1st vet Man (O/60), and 1st Vet Lady ()/55).

1st Men’s team (3), and 1st ladies team (3)


Technical T-shirt to all finishers of the benfleet 15 Classic Race.
Minimum age 18 years old.


Medal to all finishers of the 1 mile Family Run.
No minimum age, but children under 10 to be accompanied.


  • Never done it even in my Barking Road Runner days - in the 80s and 90s, may well turn out this year -

  • I love this race! Such an accomplishment to finish last year. Looking forward to another great year,

  • Online Entries now open.


  • does anyone have a map of the course?

  • Craig, this was last year's route - but start/finish area will be changed slightly this year. Majority of the course remains the same though



  • Love this race, can we have the snow again please!!

  • Finally entered for my 2nd year runnning. must say, the snow made the race very special. hope it makes a comeback

  • Just reading about this in the magazine, sounds fantastic. Will be coming via public transport from London so would it be train to Rayleigh then a bus/taxi to race? Any other ideas?
  • Need to use fenchurch st line and get off at leigh-on-sea

  • Thank you Carol. Is it easy from Leigh-on-Sea station?

  • Robin, it's not far from Leigh Station. Maybe a mile or 2. Cab would be cheap enough i reckon

  • notice its now full Karl,Any places kept for ontry on the day?


  • Keep an eye on the website in case entries on the day are possible, getting to the start is about the same distance from Benfleet or Leigh Stations. It's about twice as far from Rayleigh Station. If you get a Bus get off near Morrisons in Hadleigh, then walk down Chapel Lane to the start

  • I hear it's muddy out on the downs, so don't forget a change of clothes and shoes for after the race

  • I'm pleased to have nabbed a spot in this race.  I'm not overly well informed about it other than location, distance and that I can expect to be supported by the best marshalls in the business (awesome).

    A question about the terrain if I may .. I own road running trainers (Mizuno Waves) and some lightweight Salomon boots used for Paras 10.  Which should I be donning for this run?


  • People do complete the run in old road trainers, but expect to slip and slide in the muddy sections. The route has a short road section so the route is not suitable for spikes.

    If the Salomon boots give a better grip, they may be the best option for you

  • Benfleet 15 family 1 mile run  (10.00am)

    Online entries for the Family Run now closed, with entry on the day until 9:45am. Please arrive early if you intend to enter on the day.

    This is a brand new course, on the Olympic MTB Course, not open to the public yet.

    The Benfleet 15 Classic  (10.30am)

    15 mile race is now full. We may offer entry on the day.

    Updates will be posted on our website a week before the race.

    We do not have a reserve or waiting list.

    Entries opened in October 2013, and the race is very popular.

    We are governed by race entry numbers, and car-parking capacity.

  • Everyone ready for a mud bath tomorrow?

    More rain forecast for overnight too 

  • mud bath it was but great marshals harder than last year i think i got lucky last year lol 


  • My first time - wasn't that fun?

    Finished in 2hrs 11mins.

    Fantatstically brutal course, billiant mud, great marshals!

    Thanks BRC!

  • Hope you all enjoyed the run and the enthusiasm of our marshalls.

  • More official photo's being uploaded daily.

    Provisonal Results on our website

    Thanks to everyone who supported the race again this year !


  • Thanks for your feedback folkks we really appreciate it and try to use it in our next year's planning.

    Craig we did have a changing tent in the finish area but sorry to hear you missed it. Hope you got home safely and didn't clog the shower.

    We look forward to seeing you next year.

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