Photo courtesy of Sussex Sport Photography

Steyning Stinger

Steyning A.C. presents the 20th Anniversary Stinger on Sunday 7th March, 2021.

Full Marathon (approx) and Half Marathon (approx) held under UK Athletics rules.

The Steyning Stinger is a hilly cross-country run through the South Downs between Steyning, Storrington and Shoreham-by-Sea. It takes place on the first Sunday in March.

All runners get a “free” breakfast at the end of the event at Steyning Grammar School.

The entries for the 2021 event will open around the beginning of November.
Please check back here later in the year for more details.

Course Records

Marathon Male 2:52.50 Danny Kendall (Cambridge Harriers), 2014

Marathon Female 3:25.53 Lucy Brooks (Serpentine), 2007

Half Marathon Male 1:23.05 James Walker (Steyning AC), 2006

Half Marathon Female 1:32.29 Gill Wheeler (Hailsham Harriers), 2009

Course Details


Drinks stations: (distances in miles)

Washington (A24) – Interval 3.8 Distance 3.8

North Farm (A24) – Interval 4.2 Distance 8.0

Cissbury Ring CP – Interval 4.7 Distance 12.7

Cissbury Ring CP – Interval 3.8 Distance 16.5

Bostal Road CP – Interval 1.7 Distance 18.2

Bostal Road CP – Interval 3.5 Distance 21.7

Upper Beeches – Interval 2.3 Distance 24.0

Finish – Interval 2.2 Distance 26.2

In addition to the Drinks Stations above, the following points will be Marshalled:

Wiston House

Chanctonbury Ring Road

Washington (Old Road)

Sullington Hill (Old Barn)

Chanctonbury Cross-roads (Lion’s Bank)

Worthing Golf Course (South side)

Steep Down (South side)

Event Supporting

Event sponsored by

Race Results

2020 Full Marathon
2020 Half Marathon

Previous Stinger Results


All results queries should be directed to

Race Photography

Photos will be taken on the day and be available for competitors to download for free.


Technical Running T, produced by Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre (CHEC), a social enterprise providing work opportunities for severely disabled adults.

Available to purchase along with the online race entry.
Now also available separately here.
T-shirt orders close on Feb 12th.

  • Lightweight Neoteric TM textured fabric with inherent wickability and quick drying properties
  • Relaxed fit
  • Set in sleeve design
  • Twin needle stitching detail
  • UPF 30+ UV protection