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The Newick Will Page 10K Road Race

A Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix Event
Run under the Laws & Rules of UK Athletics, South of England Athletics Association,
and relevant National Legislation.

SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH 2017
11.00 A.M. START
GEORGE V PLAYING FIELD
ALLINGTON ROAD
NEWICK
EAST SUSSEX

HISTORY

The first race was held on September 19th 1993 as part of the fundraising programme for the Sports Pavilion extension on George V Playing Field, Newick. Will Page, a keen runner and sportsman, was just starting to organise the event when he was tragically killed in a road accident. The race went ahead in Will’s name and has been held every year since then.

In 2001 the Newick Will Page 10k was included in the Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix for the first time and was held on the now customary Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend. Entries have grown steadily and reached 285 in 2007.

The race is open to all runners over 16 and offers trophies for the winners of the men’s and ladies’ open and men’s and ladies’ veteran categories and the Page family donate a trophy to the first member of a Newick sports club to finish. All finishers receive a medal.

The Course Record of 31:30 was run by David Wardle of London Irish in 2007.

THE COURSE 

The Newick Will Page 10k is run mainly on scenic, undulating roads south of the village. The roads are narrow so runners should keep to the left and not bunch across the roads as traffic moves fast despite warning notices along the course. The race is headed by a lead car and a Red Cross ambulance will follow the runners.

The race starts outside the Playing Field entrance in Allington Road and joins the main A272 for about 100m before runners turn left down Oxbottom Lane. Ignore a road to the right and take the next right fork leading up to the junction with Cinder Hill. Turn right and there is a long downhill section to a small bridge over a stream. There is then a gentle incline up followed by level terrain to the junction with the Main A275. Turning left there is a long straight before turning left again into Markstakes Lane. A few hundred yards along is the only Drinks Station at approx 5km. The course is fairly level until an incline down to a stream which is followed by a long steep incline up the other side. At the top the course turns right and carries along a flat section ignoring one left hand turn and taking the next left down to Font Hill. Another drop to a stream and then a long medium incline up to the village. The next left turn is Allington Road and after 100m the course turns left into the Playing Field to the finish outside the Sports Pavilion.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Kerry Dobney
Race Secretary
86 Allington Road
Newick
East Sussex
BN8 4ND


newickwillpage10k@gmail.com