The 8th race of the 2017 club championship is the club only Alan Corke race on Tuesday 6th June. Start time is 19.00pm. Free car parking in the public car park in Coastguards Lane, Hastings Country Park (TN35 4AD). Driving from Ore, continue along Fairlight Road for 1.75 miles before turning right into the country park. The car park is immediately on your left.
The 6.40 mile race has been a regular HR club event for many years now, in memory of former member Alan Corke. It is a very testing 2.75 lap circuit of the Fire Hills in Hastings Country Park. The first 2 laps are 2.35 miles each, with a final lap of 1.70 miles. A deceptively easy opening 3/4 mile on each lap precedes a series of steady climbs for the next 1.25 miles, which really take their toll by the end of the second lap! Road shoes are fine to wear, unless it is/has been raining heavily. 80% of the route is off-road; 18% is on quiet private/unmade roads within the park; and the remaining 2% is a short stretch along Fairlight Road where you need to watch out for oncoming traffic.
There is no need to pre-register beforehand; simply turn up with your HR barcodes (not your parkrun ones) and the whole process is exactly the same as parkrun; ie you pick up a finishing token once you’ve crossed the line, and hand this in to be scanned along with your personal barcode.
Please note that to be eligible to score championship points, you need to be a paid up HR club member and also need to wear an HR top. The use of headphones is not permissible in this event.
There are 3 separate club championships – first past the post; age graded; target times.
At the end of the year your points for your 8 best races are added together to give your total points score in each category.
For the target times championship only; you must complete at least 3 of the 7 – 8 club races. In addition you can obtain 200 bonus points in this category by marshalling at one of the club races. If you choose not to marshal a race, then you have no chance of winning! As there are a limited number of marshals required for each race, then it pays to marshal early on in the calendar year as you may find later in the year that all the marshalling slots are already taken!
Nick Brown (Race Secretary)