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The 29th Hardwick X-Stream 2024 has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


SUNDAY 24th March 2024 @ 10am

Kindly Sponsored by

Cottesloe Physio 

Hunt Fitness


It's back for its 29th year!

This fun yet testing local cross-country race covers approximately 6 miles of beautiful undulating Buckinghamshire countryside; held exclusively within the confines of Manor House Farm in the village of Hardwick.

With its unique water crossings and varied terrain, the Hardwick X-stream continues to offer each runner a unique and memorable experience with a limited field size of 300.


Race HQ : John Bridles (Village) Hall, Hardwick, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4DZ

Race numbers will be available for collection from Race HQ from 08:30am on the morning of the race.

Entries are limited to 300 runners

Minimum age requirements apply


**Parking is very limited, please car share wherever possible**



Race start/Finish

The Race will start and finish just off a farm track, in the corner of Hardwick Village, details will be provided prior to the event.


The Course

The course is completely off road, following an undulating route of approximately 6 miles. It consists of varied terrain that includes; grassland, ploughed fields, farm track, streams and ditches - please note the depth of the stream can vary depending on weather condition and you should be prepared for clothing to get wet, the course may be changed depending on the stream flow. There is a length of farm track, but the course is suitable for spikes. The course will be clearly marked and marshalled.



Parking is weather dependant and is available adjacent to the race start/finish – please car share if possible.

We rely on the support of the village residents, please DO NOT obstruct access, driveways or make navigating the village dangerous for road users or pedestrians.

Portable toilets are supplied for the event and limited changing facilities are available in the Hardwick Village Hall. 

There are no showers. 



Water will be available at the race finish. 

Hot drinks and food will be available in the village hall.


Medical Support

First Aid cover will be provided.

Runners are advised to check that their tetanus inoculation is current before entering this event. 

The organisers and land owners accept no responsibility for any injuries sustained on the site or course. 

Runners are advised they take part at their own risk.


Finishers Medals & Prizes

All finishers will receive a momento of the event.


Prizes will be awarded to:

First, Second and Third Female

First Female: U20, Veteran; V35, V45, V55, V65

First, Second and Third Male

First Male: U20, Veteran; V40, V50, V60, V70


Prizes will also be awarded to; First Male Team & First Female Team (see criteria below)


Team Entries

Runners that wish to be included in a team entry must be affiliated and provide their URN as part of their entry.

You must include the team name on your application if you are running as a member of a team.

Teams will consist of a minimum of four people – no maximum. 

Points will be awarded to the first four runners over the line, based on their finishing positions. 

The team with the minimum number of points wins (prizes to the first four runners only). 

The results system will automatically select the first four runners from each team / club. 

Please note, if any club intends to enter more than one team, then the specific team name must be provided by the runner when entering.



We intend to provide the main results as soon as possible after the event and the winners will be announced and prizes presented in the village hall shortly after the race.

Results will also be posted on the Bearbrook RC website:


Please note there is insufficient contingency or profit from this event to offer refunds, transfers or deferrals regardless of your circumstance.


For full terms and conditions of the event please go to:


Organised by Bearbrook Running & Triathlon Club.

By kind permission of Bob Gregory.

Hosted by: Bearbrook Running & Triathlon Club.

2023 event EA Cross Country License: CC2023/0956


30 Nov 2023£14.00£16.00
22 Mar 2024 20:00£18.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 24/03/2024

10:00:00 - 12:00:00

Status: Closed

Total Places: 300


Dermot Martin

John Bridles (Village) Hall, Hardwick, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4DZ