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Half Marathon

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21% Booked

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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,
Beachy Head
Seven Sisters Grass
3 : Strenuous


2018 Results

2017 Results

Previous Results


Course Map


2017 Event Video


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 (11)

Fastest Time M James Ellis
01:28:01 (16)
Fastest Time F 00:52:29
E. Partridge (11)

Fastest Time F Claire Wood
01:41:52 (16)
Slowest Time 02:35:09
Slowest Time 03:53:10
Distance 7.7 Miles
Distance 13.0 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 03:15:39
C. Elliott (15)

Fastest Time M Tom Payne
04:17:04 (16)
Fastest Time F 03:49:47
F. Bloor (11)

Fastest Time F 05:26:12
R.Johnson (14)
Slowest Time 08:20:24
Slowest Time M 09:00:32
Distance 26.3 Miles
Distance 34.1 Miles
GPX Data
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 0715-0800 0730-0815 0815-0945 0945-1045
Briefing / Starts 0800-0830 0830-0900 1000-1030 1100-1130

*Those half marathon runners who miss their registration slot will only be able to register after the 10K registration, and will then be given a short briefing before starting the event at approximately 1100. Those who do this will not be eligible for winners' prizes or medals, irrespective of their result.

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 sent 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)

Mandatory Kit

Endurancelife events involve being out in remote areas for extended periods. Your safety is your responsibility and the correct equipment is vital for your well being.

We check kit either before, during or after crossing the finish line. Those found without the minimum mandatory kit will be disqualified; no exceptions given.

In rare circumstances certain kit may be deemed unnecessary; this will be communicated during the event briefing on event day. However, please NB this is highly unlikely.

Although not mandatory, basic (Half Marathon) kit is highly recommended for 10K runners.

We recommend trail running shoes for all categories.

Ultra +
Half Mara
Windproof Jacket (or waterproof)
Water bottle/system (500ml min)
First Aid Kit (2 plasters, 1 antiseptic wipe, 1 wound dressing)

Foil Blanket
Energy Bar / Snacks
Mobile Phone
Money (£20 cash)

Hat (or multi functional headwear)


Head Torch

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.

Mandatory kit packs (including whistle, foil blanket and basic first aid supplies) will be available to purchase at the event.


All Courses:
Male & Female - Pl 1, 2, 3 (subject to number of participants in each category) in: U20, Open, V45, V50, V55, V60
Bigbury Mint medals - Pl 1, 2, 3
Load of great spot prizes!
Getting There
International airport: London Gatwick
Regional airport: London Gatwick
Main line train station; Eastbourne
Main line coach station: Eastbourne

Plan your journey with:


East Dean

Post Event Party

The official Afterparty for this event is TBC.