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Mince Pie Sold Out !!

Entries to this years Mince Pie 10 have now reached the limit !!  Even though we increased the limit to 600 this year to accommodate the interest in this race it has once again sold out well before the race date.  Apologies if you missed the boat this year – better luck next time.

Striders strong at Brighton Half

The first three
Striders to finish the Brighton Half, Josh Rudd, Simon Fletcher and Scott Hitchcock.

The Brighton Half is a good solid, flat race with few corners, which is well organised with copious amounts of marshals, signposts and volunteers, with fantastic support from the crowds who flock to watch the race.  The long flat course gives great potential for PBs – personal bests – and the Seaford Striders did not disappoint, despite the winds, which added a fair amount of unwanted resistance.

The race started on Madeira Drive, taking in the surroundings with the sea, Pier and Big Wheel before a quick circuit around the Old Steine.  Then runners headed east along the coast towards Ovingdean for 2 miles, before a sharp turn saw them heading west along the coast for 3 miles back towards the centre, where the masses of crowds and supporters were in loud voice!

The route then continued along the coast for further 3 miles until the Hove Lagoon turn on mile 9, with the next 2 miles being on the Hove Promenade.   At mile 12 the runners headed back on to the main road, eastbound with the finish line in sight.  The final push along the last mile being made so much easier by the thousands of cheering people and the atmosphere helping more than one of the runners complete their final sprint.

Eleven Seaford Striders took part and delivered some cracking results with at least five of them achieving PBs.  The first Strider across the line was the ever-improving Josh Rudd in a cracking PB time of 1:17:33, closely followed by Simon Fletcher who was first in his age group in 1:18:19.  Next to finish in another PB time was Scott Hitchcock 1:23:32 and Luke Borland, 1:26:31 (another PB).  Heading out for the first time for the Striders over this distance, Ed Tuckley was close behind the early finishers in 1:27:44, with Josh Nisbett finishing in 1:39:03.

Claiming the position of first female Strider was Anneka Redley, again running for the first time over this distance as a Strider, in a very impressive time of 1:48:30, closely followed by Karen Clinton in 1:52:10 and, in another PB time Carlie Watts made it home in 1:56:07.  Not to be outdone, yet another PB was achieved by Emma Goodwin in 2:13:35, with Tom Roper closing the interest for the Striders in 2:22:01.

As always in this race, there was a great mix of runners of all abilities who collectively will have raised an amazing amount of money for numerous charities.

Congratulations to all the Brighton Halfers!

Cross country changes

The East Sussex Cross Country League have announced two changes to the 2016-17 events.

  • The November race, which was to have been held at Whitbread Hollow, will probably take place at Warren Hill, same day, Sunday 13 November. We await confirmation of this.
  • The December event, at Newplace Farm, has been moved back a week, and now takes place on Sunday 18 December.

Find full details of the fixtures on the East Sussex Cross Country League site.

These races represent excellent value. Entry is £3 for senior Striders and free for Juniors.


Enter six cross-country races for £12!

The East Sussex Cross Country League (ESCCL) races are about to start, and Striders can pre-register for all six races, for a fee of £12 (if EA affiliated), £18 otherwise . That’s £2 a race. The races for 2016-17 are as follows:

Sunday 9th October   – Snape Wood

Sunday 13th November – Whitbread Hollow

Sunday 11th December – New Place Farm (TBC)

Sunday 15th January – Ashdown Forest (TBC)

Sunday 12th February – Heathfield Park

Sunday 12th March – Pett (TBC)


If you want to take advantage of this, please contact Tom Roper, our cross-country rep, before 23 September so he can register you with ESCCL. He’ll need to know your name, date of birth, and EA number if applicable. Bring payment on a Wednesday night.

Thirty years and still running: anniversary race 3rd September.

To mark thirty years of running the Seaford Striders are staging 2.5 and 5k races on Saturday 3rd September.

The races will start and finish at the Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club in Seaford. The registration desk will open at 9.30 am and the races will be held at 11.00 (2.5K) and 11.30 (5k). Prize giving at 12.15 pm. Please enter by 27 August, using the form below.

Race limits: 50 for 2.5k 100 for 5k. Entries on day if limit has not been reached.

Entry form

Race route map


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Seaford Striders would like to thank Tempo, specialist running shop, Eastbourne for their kind sponsorship of this race and Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, and Louise in the galley, for their help and support.