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The Benfleet 15

Location: Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
Date: Sunday 21st January 2018
Time: 10:30

Following yet another fantastic year the Benfleet 15 returns for a 28th time year in 2018. In 2017 the race attracted over 550 runners who tackled the challenging route.
 
Using a challenging multi terrain single lap course starting in Hadleigh Country Park, the route takes runners through the undulating Hadleigh Downs, along sections of the Benfleet and Canvey Island Sea Wall before finishing back at the Country Park.
 
The race is organised by Benfleet Running Club with chip timing services provided by Nice Work.
 
In addition to the main 15 mile race there is also a 1 mile family fun run open to all ages starting at 10.00 am, with entries taken on the day (all children under the age of ten need to be accompanied by an adult.)
The race attracts a large field, so an early entry is advised. 

 
  • Toilets
  • Changing Facilities
  • Showers
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
  • On Site Parking - please note that your entry fee covers the parking for the event would normally cost £1 per hour.
The Course
This is a challenging but hugely popular multi-terrain course incorporating sections of the Canvey Island sea wall and the undulating Hadleigh Downs.

The course has been measured using GPS but, because of its multi terrain nature, it  cannot carry a certificate of course accuracy. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. The circuit is officially closed and, although we have secured special permission from Essex County Council to stage the run, there may be the occasional walker and dog walker, so you should exercise care when running.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2PP

The race is held at Hadleigh Country Park and starts close to the mountain bike circuit, a short walk from the car park.

The park is easily accessible by foot via Chapel Lane. It is a short walk from London Road to the Race HQ.

For those who wish to drive to the event, there is parking available on site. Please follow the signs to direct you and follow the marshal’s instructions. The car park is a short walk from the Race HQ, but if you need to be closer to the Race HQ for disability reasons, please email us and we will be able to direct you where to go.

The closest railway station to the event is Benfleet, but you may need to get a taxi to the Race HQ. It is a 2.5 mile walk from the station to the Race HQ.

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