Ashdown Forest XC

Just a reminder we’ll be running the Ashdown Forest cross country course this Sunday 25th April at 10am. Josh walked the route yesterday and can confirm 1) It’s 5.2 miles 2) There’s about 500ft of elevation over the course3) It’s not muddy but hard underfoot, so...

Next Cross Country Run April 2021

I hope you’re all well and looking ahead to a summer of running in the sun, with possibly some races too. Back in November a few of us ran the Lewes/Black Cap XC in two groups, and were due to do the same at Ashdown Forrest in December. Sadly, another pesky Lockdown...

Five Striders close XC season at Pett

By Peter Weeks A calm and dry morning greeted the five Striders who made the trip along the south coast to Pett for the final race of the East Sussex Cross Country League. This is my favourite race in the series because not only is the five-mile course a mixture of...

Taking on the Jog Shop 20

By Hilary Humphreys The Jog Shop Jog has always been a bit of a cult race and is an ideal marathon training run; however, with race features like ‘Death Valley’, ‘The Snake’ and ‘The Big W’, you could be forgiven for thinking that this race takes place in the Wild...

Strider Claire joins the Maverick Race trail

 by Claire Dean 25 February saw the first in the series of Maverick Race trail running events, with the debut starting in Amberley. In each event, there are 3 distances to choose from – on this day the ‘short’ was 7km with 137 foot of climb, the ‘medium’ was 13km with...

Striders out in force at hilly Heathfield XC

By Peter Weeks Heathfield Park, where the grounds were long ago laid out by Humphry Repton, the 18th century landscape gardener, was the venue for round five of the East Sussex Cross Country League. A new venue to the series, there was no chance for anyone to have the...