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With the world famous Seven Sisters, and far reaching views out over the English Channel, these courses are already attracting international recognition. The routes shoulder the coastal towns of Eastbourne and Seaford, which lie to the eastern section of the South Downs National Park. Where the land meets the sea, the results have produced one of the most iconic coastal landscapes of Britain - vast cliffs of brilliant white chalk.

Based from one of the few coastal access points on this coast, Birling Gap is perfectly positioned for runners to explore this dramatic cliff ridden coastline. Expect a few ups and downs as you negotiate that beautiful rolling downland!


Event Base




Birling Gap
East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0AB, Map
Beachy Head 
Seven Sisters
2 : Moderate


2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results


2014 Course Map
2013 Course Map
2012 Course Map
2011 Course Map


Half Marathon
Average Time M 01:10:42   Average Time M 02:15:00
Average  Time F 01:25:03
Average Time F 02:24:30
Fastest Time M 00:45:25
P. Olds (2011)

Fastest Time M 01:35:08
E. Lees (2012)
Fastest Time F 00:52:29
E. Partridge (2011)

Fastest Time F 01:42:04
F. Bloor (2012)
Slowest Time 02:13:49
Slowest Time 03:53:10
Distance 6.5 Miles
Distance 13.6 Miles
GPX Data
GPX Data
Ascent 1,264ft
Ascent 2,348ft

Average Time M 05:05:41
Average Time M 06:33:24
Average Time F 05:24:04
Average Time F 06:58:00
Fastest Time M 03:19:48
S.Mills (2013)

Fastest Time M 04:38:08
M. Steinle (2012)
Fastest Time F 03:49:47
F. Bloor (2011)

Fastest Time F 06:47:05
S.Casebourne (2013)
Slowest Time 08:20:24
Slowest Time M 09:00:32
Distance 27.2 Miles
Distance ~ 33.7 Miles
GPX Data

Ascent 4,218ft
Ascent ~5482ft

Please Note: Distances, maps and routes may change, GPX Data and distances should be used only as a guide. Performance stats above relate to all event years, except where routes have changed - in which case the stats are based upon the most recent event. The Ultra category consists of a lap of the marathon course followed by a lap of the 10k.
Event Details


Ultra Marathon Half Marathon 10K
Registration 0700-0730 0700-0815 0830-0950 1000-1045
Briefing 0800 0830 1010 1100
Start 0825 0900 1040 1130

Please click here to read in more detail about how the Starts of each event may be conducted on the day (subject to capacity), and here to read more about course closure and cut-off times.

Your participant number will be on display at registration on event day. Paper running numbers, electronic timing chips, and all other items will be issued at Registration; nothing will be send to you through the post prior to the event.


Car parking is provided free at this CTS Event.

Please follow signage and Marshals instructions upon arrival. Due to the small, sensitive locations used for the CTS events, in some instances parking may be located a short walk from the event base - a nice little warm up! We also ask, due to contingency arrangements, that you bring some change for car parking in case you are required to park in our backup locations (in such instances you may well also be taken by bus to the event - so please be aware of this too!). Your patience when such situations occur is very much appreciated. Endurancelife strongly advocate car sharing and our Facebook site is a good medium for this.


Shop: Energy bars, gels, bags, bottles, and other trail running essentials.
Café: Tea, coffee, confectionery, etc.
Changing / Bag-drop areas (unsecured)

The following items are mandatory to wear or carry for all those participating in the CTS Ultra, Marathon and Half Marathon categories. This kit is also highly recommended for 10K runners.
Windproof Jacket - Marathon: long sleeves; Half: short or long sleeves
Water Bottle or Hydration System - 750ml capacity Marathon / 500ml Half Marathon
Basic First Aid Kit - (blister) plasters; antiseptic wipes; 1 x wound dressing
Emergency Foil Blanket
Energy Bar / Snacks
Mobile Phone
Hat or Tech head wear

If you wish to purchase items now, then please visit our online shop - from here you may also reserve items, just order online and select "Collect From Event" to pick up on event day morning.


All Courses:
Male & Female -  U20, Open, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60
Bigbury Mint medals - Pl 1, 2, 3
Load of great spot prizes!
Getting to the Area

Eastbourne is the closest train station - and is a 20 minute taxi ride to the event base.
Access via car is good using the M25 London Orbital, or from Southampton on the M27.

The best place to start planning your trip is the Beachy Head website. Here you can find general information about the area, some of the closest accommodation options to the event, and other activities and fun stuff

Places to Stay
The Tiger Inn - East Dean
Gyves House Gyes House - B&B in Eastbourne with sporty owners
St Omer Guest House - Sea front B&B - special runners rates
Sea Breeze - B&B
The Manse - B&B
Pleasant Rise Farm B&B, Alfriston - 01323 871298
The Boat House, Birling Gap - 01323 423073

Eating Out
The Tiger Inn - East Dean village, great food and atmosphere
Pomodoro e Mozzarella - Authentic Italian Cuisine
Cosmo - Pan Asian Restaurant
The Belgian Cafe - Seafood and Classic Cuisine