Photo courtesy of Sussex Sport Photography

Steyning Stinger

Steyning A.C. presents the 19th Stinger on Sunday 1st March, 2020.

Entries are planned to open on Wednesday 20th November 2019. 

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.

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 4.5 Distance 4.5

North Farm (A24) – Interval 3.5 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

2019 Full Marathon
2019 Short Marathon
2019 Half Marathon

2018 Results
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 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.

Only available to purchase along with the online race entry.

  • 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