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Harbour to Marina 15mile & Harbour to Lido 15km trail runs

11 Oct 2020

Organiser's Description

Newhaven Harbour to Brighton Marina and back!  

Please read the amended start procedure below (04/06/20)

TRA Permit number: 3425 .

Ideal for those training for the Beachyhead Marathons or just wanting a nice scenic run.

Venue:  Shakespeare Hall.  Fort Road. (Near Newhaven recreation ground.) 

Travel.  Car-parking: There’s plenty of free car parking at the venue.  10 min walk from Newhaven Town train station.  8 min walk from town center if using the bus.

Registration: Registration is open from 09.00 until 09.50 in The Small Meeting Room within Shakespear Hall.  This is where you will collect your race bag that contains your race numbers and safety pins (if required), bottle of water and energy products.  Please show us your TRA membership cards (if applicable) to confirm your eligibility for the discount received (£1 fee if you forget it.) 

Start:  Each runner wil start at 30 second intervals in numerical order.  Think of it as a cycling time trial format without a bike!  This will ensure we are doing our part to ensure social distancing.  If you want to run with a friend, please let me know a week prior to the event and before I send out the start lists so I can get you started at similar times.  Then it's up to you as adults to either run faster or slower to catch up with each other.

We encourage advanced entries (saves you a couple of £ and ensures you get a space.)  We limit the event to 120 entries, so whatever spaces we have left will be sold on the day at £20.

Bag storage.  Feel free to leave bags in the corner of this room using the tags provided.  As usual, left at your own risk. 

Route (TBC..won't change dramatically!)  http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1954470281 https://www.strava.com/activities/1422169957  https://mysports.tomtom.com/app/activity/222613465/?locale=en_gb&muid=HR6466G00604  (15km)

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1613271352 (15miles)  Strava and tomtom routes will be added to the facebook page the day before the event.

Race numbers on your fronts so we can record your finish times.

This is a mainly 60% trail and 40% tarmac footpaths. Start heading over the Seahaven Coastal Trail East towards Brighton over the cliff top trails.  There is a small amount on tarmac near Telscombe Cliffs water works and through Rottingdean.  Turn around at the marina and head back West along the Esplande to Saltdean and retrace steps Telscombe Cliffs.  Head along the Esplande to the end of Peacehaven, then up the many steps to rejoin the Seahaven Trail back to the start/finish.  Full route narrative to follow this winter.

What not to expect:

Lots of marshals, signage, large crowds and fanfair!

What to expect:

A scenic route with a variety of surfaces.

Water station in Saltdean (5 & 10 mile crossing point, which is also the turnaround point in the 15k.) 

Lead MTB out on course and a tail runner will sweep the course.

First aid response.

A finalised route map and narrative available to download a month prior to the event.

4 hour cut off (we want to eat at the pub around 1.30pm!)

Kudos for completing the routes!


What we suggest you take:

Mobile phone in case you need to call us in an emergency.

Light weight running jacket in case it rains and to carry gels etc.

Water bottle (we will give you one at the start too).

A print out the narrative and map (although it's not a hard route to follow.)

Cash in case you decide to take the coastal bus back!


On line route maps will be added here and on the events Facebook page shortly.

At the finish line collect a finishers medal and a bottle of water, grab your bags and then head home.


Volunteers always welcome! Please let us know if you or your running club can help via Facebook.


Awards for top three of males and females.  These will be posted out during the following week once the times have been calculated.

Full results will be on our website within 24hrs.

Official course records:

15 Miles:  Male:  Matthew BASNETT 1hrs54min27sec.  Female:  Anoushka JOHNSON 2hrs13mins18sec. 

15 Km:  Male:  Barnaby BROWN 1hr28m05s.  Female:  Sally NORRIS 1hr24m10s.


01 Mar 2020£15.00£16.00
01 May 2020£16.00£17.00
08 Oct 2020£17.50£18.50

*Discounted for members of Trail Running Association

01 Mar 2020£13.00£14.00
01 May 2020£14.00£15.00
08 Oct 2020£16.00£17.00

*Discounted for members of Trail Running Association

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

Dates and Status

Date: 11 Oct 2020

Closing Date: 08 Oct 2020

Places Available/Total: ??/120

Status: Open






Shakespear Hall, Fort Rise, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DL