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The Hartfield Honey Run - 2023

Hartfield, East Sussex

TN7 4AA, Hartfield, United Kingdom

Sun 19th November 2023

Starting at 09:30

3 races

拢3.00 - 拢25.00

Organiser's Description

After 2022's hugely successful event we are glad to offer you the 2023 Hartfield Honey Run, across the tracks and trails around this historic East Sussex village. Hartfield was the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh, and the home of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones.

The challenging trail course will take you through the countryside, with stunning views, with the start and finish in the historic village of Hartfield.
For half-marathon and 10k finishers there will be a buff, medal and, of course, some honey.
There are medals for all races and treats for the children.

The races will be timed.

All profits will go to local youth causes and Ashdown Forest.

Races

  • The Honey Run

    拢25.00

    Half Marathon - Early-Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Honey Dash

    拢15.00

    10k - Early-Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Fun Mile

    拢3.00

    Mile- Early-Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • The Honey Run

    拢25.00

    Half Marathon - Early-Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Honey Dash

    拢15.00

    10k - Early-Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Fun Mile

    拢3.00

    Mile- Early-Bird Price

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

To help keep The Honey Run environmentally-friendly, race packs can be collected on the day.
Finishers' buffs for the half marathon, and medals for all races.

  • Running buff for half marathon and 10k
  • Medals
  • Fun events
  • Beautiful trail routes
  • The home of Winnie the Pooh
  • Challenging cross-country

How to Get There

The postcode is TN7 4AD

Parking

There is on-street parking in the village, and overflow parking in the nearby primary school car-park and pub.

Location

The Race HQ, and start/finish is at The Town Croft, on the High Street in Hartfield.

Course Details

The various distances all take place on well-mapped, and marshalled trails.

Plenty of hills, both up and down.

Stunning views and plenty of local support along the way.

FAQs

  • What time does it start?

    Half Marathon - 09.30 Fun Mile - 10.30 10k - 11.00

  • Is there a bag drop?

    Yes, although bags are left at owner's risk.

  • Is there parking?

    There is parking around the village.

  • Is it a difficult course?

    The trail courses are undulating and on mapped trails and footpaths. There are a few steep and long hills! We'd describe the half-marathon and 10k as challenging. Keep an eye on the weather forecast.

  • What shoes should I wear?

    It depends on the weather. If it's dry, road running shoes will work but, if it's wet, we suggest trail running shoes.

  • Can I turn up and run?

    Yes, you can pay on the day for all races.

Half Marathon

Reviews

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3.7

9 reviews

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Holly

4 months ago

This was my first half marathon on trails, having previously done a few on flatish roads - and it was a delight! Such beautiful scenery, challenging hills (but not too tough) and really friendly people. I thought the marshalling and instruction sheet were good. Maybe one more marshal along the farm/estate road to reassure me I was on the right path would have been good. The goody bag was as expected and totally fine - the absence of a race T-shirt is actually a plus for me as I just feel guilty when I end up throwing them away; I love the buff (wish more goody bags had these!); and the honey was a nice touch :-) The tea and cake at the end was a real treat! Keep up the good work Hartfield Honey Run! I've already booked for this year! x
Hi Holly. Thank you so much for a lovely review. It really means the world to us. The 2023 event will be even better and we look forward to seeing you.
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Adam

5 months ago

So after some highs and lows since the race and some belated conversations I have reviewed my review and updated.. The run was very challenging for a beginner and a first timer but looking back it gives great sense of satisfaction knowing I completed the half marathon, the views and area were amazing if not very soggy underfoot, the competitors as well were really friendly and supportive when things got tough, the Marshalls helpful though a few extra in key places would have helped as a number of us ended up in a field with no directions, only really marking down on the after race management as timings and places took weeks to come through after constant chasing and they are not exactly accurate but that can be improved, the goody bag was a little under whelming. The sun in places became tricky as running up the steeper inclines into the bright sun proved very tricky to a point you had to stop to be able see paths so if it's sunny bring sunglasses.. I'd run this again IF I'm still running next year
Hi Adam, Thank you for your review. We have communicated offline and will endeavour to improve upon the inaugural event. Congratulations on completing the course.
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Olivia

5 months ago

Lovely run, with amazing views and well marshalled! Disappointment in that it was 2020 medal , no T-shirt and lack of results/response from organisers for amount raised for charity !
Hi Olivia, and thank you for your review. As you probably know we did have some teething issues with this inaugural event but we have taken on everyone's constructive comments and look forward to a better event in 2023. We hope you can join us.
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Adam

5 months ago

Positives first, Lovely course very challenging. That's it. A timed event sold, 3 weeks on and no times or results given, a 'charity event' no information given about money raised or donations given, 'goody bags' 2020 medals in, the promise of an event T shirt was missing and replaced with what can only be described as an exceptional cheap Chinese running muff that falls apart after one use. ... All this you could understand but the complete lack of response from the organisors after several attempts via the FB page, Instagram page and email by multiple attendees just screams scam rip off
Hi Adam, Thank you for your review and our apologies for disappointing you, which is completely understandable. This was our inaugural event with four distances and although the marshalling was very good and our volunteers were excellent on the day, our three organisers had not anticipated the work involved both before, during, and after the event. The whole event was run on a voluntary basis and, because we had no idea of how many people would enter, we were too conservative with our budget and re-used items such as the medals from a previously Covid-cancelled event. The event was generally well-received, but next year there will be new medals, better merchandise, and better timing.
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Lam

6 months ago

This was my first half-marathon and the course did not disappoint. The undulating trail through the beautiful countryside was perfectly waymarked and manned by really friendly marshals. I thoroughly enjoyed the race and would strongly recommend it.
Thank you, Lam. Your feedback is much appreciated.
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Michael

6 months ago

I ran the half marathon distance and loved it. Muddy fields and paths, prolonged 6% ascents, and a little local tourism thrown in. Sunshine and vistas over the Ashdown Forest, friendly marshals and volunteers; everything I like in a cross-country course. I鈥檓 sure I鈥檒l be back in 2023! I might suggest no need for medals in future, but I understand they are important to some. The buff was a nice touch - it's a better design and fit than many I've purchased so will be wearing it with pride.
Thanks, Michael. We're glad you enjoyed the event.
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LJ
Lauren

6 months ago

A well organised event which had a lovely feel to it. Small event in the lovely village of Hartfield. On the Half Marathon route, Marshalls handed out water around the course and were there to provide assistance if needed. A very muddy and quite hilly course, but great fun! Could be difficult to park if the event gets busier.
Hi Lauren and thank you for your feedback, which is much appreciated. If we are guaranteed a fuller field, we have the possibility of a dedicated parking field.
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SG
Simon

6 months ago

A very friendly event with a good HQ with changing space and a shower available. Good food and drink selection. Excellent that the money raised funds admirable local charities. Course was a tough one as advertised, hilly, very wet underfoot, with muddy bits and some technical stuff, such as descents through gullies. Could have been better signposted (or marshalled) - at one point early on, all the 10k leaders turned right (signposted), but into a farmyard, instead of what they should have done - gone through a very small gap in a hedge to run across a field. Disappointing that, four days later, the results have still to be posted.
Hi Simon. Thank you for your feedback, which is taken onboard. That signage problem was a known issue and a difficult one to signpost. Next year we plan to marshal that area.
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Pippa

6 months ago

Challenging cross country course. Challenging ascents, reasonably technical descents, muddy fields, tree roots, and stiles. Brilliantly organised, friendly volunteers, great food and drink. Only reason I dropped one star was the medals were disappointing (said 2020) and the constant mention of a T-shirt in the marketing was misleading since there wasn鈥檛 one! I鈥檝e already put it on the calendar for 2023!
Hi Pippa, Thank you for your wonderful review; it means so much to us. I'm sorry about the medals and t-shirts (although buffs were given to half marathoners). To avoid waste we reused the cancelled 2020 medals but rest assured that next year we will have new medals. Best wishes, The Hartfield Honey Run team
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Hartfield, East Sussex

19 Nov 2023

拢3.00 - 拢25.00

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