Steyning Stinger Marathon

Sleet, Hail, Rain, Wind and Mud.

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27/11/2012 at 18:04
Will it be any different this year? Probably not but I'll be back .
27/11/2012 at 19:09

This is England. Don't be so optimistic, it could be bright beautiful sunshine and blue skies.

28/11/2012 at 11:16

I'm in  First Steyning Stinger, ran Beachy in October and got the off-road marathon bug. How does Steyning compare to Beachy, in terms of hills, the terrain?

28/11/2012 at 14:25

Almost identical. They are both run over the downs so the hills are similar. Of course you don't have the steps or the 7 sisters at the end which in my mind will always make Beachy tougher than other races.

I can't decide between the marathon and the half.

28/11/2012 at 15:33

Steyning profile

 Beachy Head profile

29/11/2012 at 09:18

Cheers for that - quite a hilly beast then

19/02/2013 at 11:34

Any locals know how the ground is looking for this at the moment? 

Studs advisable? (they certainly helped at 3 forts last year)

19/02/2013 at 21:39

Last year was epic, I finished just under 5 hrs and felt awful, freezing cold, wet and grumpy.  A must do for 2013 hope it every bit as challenging as last year.

24/02/2013 at 22:11


Looking to do the half or full but the website says entries are full.

I would be willing to buy an entry off anybody who is injured or who cannot run.



25/02/2013 at 16:44
Still a way off but looks like it will be about 8c and dry. Those trails dry out quite fast so would probably get away with normal trainers. I believe numbers are to be picked up on the day but do we recieve anything in the post beforehand? It IS an 8.30am start isn't it?(for the full marathon)
25/02/2013 at 17:51

The ground is still very soggy in places, a little light rain is forecast between now and then but nothing to make any difference.

I'm missing out again this year as I stopped running over Christmas and now I'm getting married instead.

Yeah it's just show up, register that you're there and go.

25/02/2013 at 18:06
Thanks for the reply mrs. hm and thanks for that hill profile you posted too. Why not run with the groom and get married at halfway?
27/02/2013 at 10:28

Cheers for the ground report Mrs Hog... I guess just bring them all and decide on the morning.

27/02/2013 at 12:30
There is a bit of a lack of information with no contact (seemingly) before the race. Is parking easy enough on the morning? The race starts at 8.30 right?
27/02/2013 at 13:09
Marathon start is officially 8.30 but you can start earlier if you like. One of the many cool aspects of this event. Plenty of parking if you are early enough. Collect your number etc as normal from race hq in the school. Not sure it has sold out before so this year could be rather busy and parking might be an issue. I'd get there by 7.30 to be sure.

Great event. Good luck and enjoy.
27/02/2013 at 13:35

Great, I'm planning an 8 o'clock start as I need to be in Brighton by 3. Plus that way it will look like I'm winning for a while .

27/02/2013 at 13:56
Mmmm so how do they process the results. Do they take people's times from when they set off. I wasn't expecting timing chips.
27/02/2013 at 15:43

Did you not receive a letter about it SussexRunner?

I'm pretty sure I read that they mark you in at each checkpoint - cant remember what it said about timing chips but would guess they use them.  

27/02/2013 at 16:35
No I haven't got a letter.
27/02/2013 at 17:38
E-mailed the organisers and all is swell.
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