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2017 Stinger

STEYNING A.C. PRESENTS

THE 16TH STINGER

Sunday 5th March 2017

Full Marathon (approx) & Half Marathon (approx)

A personal challenge for Runner, Joggers and Walkers.

Held under UK Athletics rules

TRA Permit No. 535

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Entries for this Year’s Event are now Closed.
(Please note we do not operate a waiting list and there are no entries on the day.)

All race enquiries: steyningstinger@gmail.com


NEW FOR 2017

Modified Course

Following feedback from participants the course will be slightly modified for 2017 to remove the final loop around the field.

Use of Headphones

The event is run under UKA rules and the wearing of headphones, or similar devices is not permitted on the short sections of the course that are on or cross public roads. These are clearly marked on the course route map. It is also requested that all headphones are removed when approaching marshal points so that any instructions are clearly heard.  Runners who choose to ignore this may be disqualified.

Start Times

In order to maintain flexible start times for this event you may as per previous year’s start when ready but please adhere to the start time restrictions below.  These restrictions are in place to ensure that the course is ready and that event marshals are not out on exposed sections of the course for extended periods.

  • All Full Marathon Walkers, Half Marathon Walkers and 5 hour+ Full Marathon Runners should start between 7.30 – 8.00am
  • All Sub 5 hour Full marathon Runners and 3 hour+ Half Marathon Runners should start between 8.00 – 8.30am
  • All other Half Marathon Runners should start between 8.30 – 9.00am.

Please can all entrants stick to these start time bands as we do not want to revert to fixed starting times. Faster runners must not start in earlier time bands as the course may not be ready.  Slower entrants should start as early as possible within their time band.

Cut off times will apply to full marathon competitors.

You will be asked to miss out parts of the course if you arrive at a checkpoint after the cut off times below:

  • Checkpoint 3 at 11 miles                by 11.10am
  • Checkpoint 4 at 13.2 miles             by 11.35am
  • Checkpoint 6 at 18 miles                by 12.30pm

It is possible, at Checkpoint 3, to alter the event you are completing.   Please inform checkpoint staff if you have changed the distance you are running.

 

Race Details

The Steyning Stinger is a cross-country hill run or walk through the South Downs between Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea, inaugurated in 2002. It now in its sixteenth year and takes place on the first Sunday in March. Information is available on the Routes, Drinks Stations, Marshalling and Race Photography.
If you would like an idea of the what to expect on the day, Stephen Cousins produced a video whilst taking part in the 2015 event. The video can be viewed here.

PREVIOUS RESULTS
2016 Results

2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results

COURSE RECORDS

 

Male

Female

Marathon

2:52.50 (2014 Danny Kendall)

3:25.53 (2007 Lucy Brooks)

Half-marathon

1:23.04 (2006)

1:32.29 (2009 Gill Wheeler)


Routes:

The links below show both routes.

The Full Marathon course (26.2 miles) includes four ‘stings’ up to the top of the downs.

The Half Marathon course (13.2 miles) includes two ‘stings’.


Drinks Stations:

Drinks Stations are situated at:
Position Distance interval Distance (miles)
  • Washington (A24 bridge)
4.5
4.5
  • North Farm (A24 bridge)
3.5
8.0
  • Cissbury Ring car park
4.66
12.66
  • Cissbury Ring car park (after circuit)
3.84
16.5
  • Bostal Road car park
1.7
18.2
  • Bostal Road car park (after circuit)
3.46
21.66
  • Upper Beeches
2.34
24.0
  • Finish 
2.2
26.2

Each of these is marked on the plan view maps as a Marshall point with an additional ‘DRINKS’ marker.


Marshalling points:

In addition to the Drinks Stations above, the following points will be marshalled and are shown as Marshall points on the map:

Position
  • Wiston House
  • Chactonbury Ring Road
  • Washington (old road)
  • Sullington Hill (old barn)
  • Chanctonbury x-roads (Lion’s Bank)
  • Worthing Golf Course (south side)
  • Steep Down (south side)

 

 

Race Photography:

Photos will be taken on the day by
   
… and finally, you may find a look at Marathon Training useful.
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