The Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k

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06/12/2012 at 13:51
Jan 27th 10.30

This looks likes being a very popular and unique event. It will the only chance for people to run the Olympic Mountain bike course. Numbers are strictly limited to 300 so it will sell out fast.

An exclusive opportunity to test your stamina and endurance on one of the iconic venues of the London 2012 Games – the Mountain Bike circuit used in both the men’s and women’s Olympic Mountain Bike competitions. The venue is currently closed to the public and this pilot 10k run offers a unique chance to test the course and assess its suitability as a race location. Numbers are strictly limited and places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This will be a challenging but enjoyable off-road 10k using some of the MTB course, footpaths and trails set within the grounds of Hadleigh Castle and which proved such a tough test for the Olympians in the summer of 2012. Suitable for runners of all standards.

**Medal and finish line goodies for all finishers**

Prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female; 1st in all age categories from Junior to Vet 8
1st Male & Female affiliated Team (3 to count)
Prize giving and presentations approx 60 minutes after first runner home
Venue: meet at Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
Toilets, limited parking (please car share or use public transport), refreshments
ENTRY FEE: £11.00 attached £13.00 unattached £15 on the day
ENTRY LIMIT: 300. Postal closing date is January 20th 2013
Entries available on the day subject to limit not being reached.
PLEASE ENCLOSE: large SAE. CHEQUES: Payable to ‘Castle Point Joggers’
Race Director, Nice Work, Teviot, Malthouse Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex TN31 6TA.
Enquiries/more information: 01797 230009

A pilot event in partnership with Essex County Council and organised on behalf of Castle Point Joggers by Nice Work
06/12/2012 at 13:56

I reckon this one will sell out before Christmas so get in quick. This area is not open to the public at all and in Feb 13 they will start building work on the course to make it a lot easier, so this could be the only chance to run the actual Olympic course.

I better start training I saw some of those climbs on the TV ! Who said Essex was flat ?

06/12/2012 at 15:08

Events should be advertised in the Events section, rather than in the forum.


07/12/2012 at 13:36

Have run cross country at Hadleigh many times over the years - should be a good event.

07/12/2012 at 13:46

You are right Grendel3 should be good and something a bit different but very tough ! 

11/12/2012 at 23:40
Why is this event not available to apply online? Thanks
12/12/2012 at 13:43

The event will be online just as soon as somebody at Runners World flicks the switch!!

Details have been submittted to them - we're just waiting .....

12/12/2012 at 17:43

sent mine in by post

14/12/2012 at 10:39

I've entered online vis RW website and it took my money, so i hope its working.

18/12/2012 at 15:58

 Hope you have done plenty of hill training Paul


18/12/2012 at 16:20

Online entries are now being taken - so your money is safe Paul!

02/01/2013 at 15:40

Are there still places left for this ? Or can I enter on the day ?


02/01/2013 at 15:48

There are still places, a friend of mine has entered today.

02/01/2013 at 15:53



07/01/2013 at 14:06

Hi Victor

There are still entries available either online or by post - at this stage though we cannot promise that on the day entries will be available. The entry list is filling up quickly and there's a fair chance the race will be full.

Martin Burke

Race Director

09/01/2013 at 20:11

Is there a sign up list for this anywhere as Im sure I have entered with my son by post some time ago but havent received any numbers yet and I need to confirm my places

10/01/2013 at 15:03

Stlaang - if you'd like to drop me an email at I can conform if we've received your entry. Numbers and race instructions will be mailed out next week - we're just awaiting delivery of the race numbers.

On a separate note we carried out a further course inspection this morning. Although it wasnt drenched it is almost certain that the course will be muddy on race day. The course itself is a true multi terrain one - we will be using the concrete road, some grass footpaths and quite a bit of the mountain bike track used in the 2012 games. These tracks are a mix of loose gravel and hard track - and our advice would probably be to use trail shoes and certainly not spikes.

More information on the course will be included in the race instructions.

23/01/2013 at 21:17
Hi Martin....looking forward to this event on Sunday.

Is it laps? And when/how will the race instructions be sent out?

Many thanks

25/01/2013 at 09:32

Hi David.

The race is two laps.

Your entryw as made quite late but youn should have received your race instructions by email.

25/01/2013 at 09:33

This Sunday's Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k should go ahead as planned.

Read here about our weather contingency arrangements.

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