Runner’s stories 2020

Jenny-Anne Dexter

Jenny took on the ultimate challenge to complete the MSMW 2020 Virtual Full Marathon. She choose to do each run in the relative town’s (Hayward’s Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead). Jenny told us she has 3 exhausting day but had fantastic support from friends and her husband. We want to say a massive well done to her for completing the race and we hope she’s enjoying her bespoke medals.

Jenny said: “At first I was devastated I couldn’t take part in the Marathon Weekender but I decided to sign up for the virtual race after my friends agreed to support me by running alongside me. I couldn’t face doing it alone! They also drew up unique routes around Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead, so I didn’t know where I’d be going in advance, which added to the excitement. Completing it has given me a renewed belief that I can work towards a full marathon distance next year, which is my ultimate goal. So bring on 2021! 

New Year….New Race

Join us for this brand-new addition to the popular Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend in 2020! 

After another successful year in 2019, when over 1600 runners took part in the three days, the weekend returns for a ninth time in 2020 with the addition of a Half Marathon option.

The Mid Sussex Half Marathon Weekend

Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 23rd – 25th May 2020

A three race series. All races start at 10.30 am

 Mid Sussex East Grinstead 5 Mile – Saturday May 23rd 2020

Mid Sussex Haywards Heath 5 Mile – Sunday May 24th 2020

Mid Sussex Burgess Hill 5K – Monday May 25th 2020  

Mid Sussex Half Marathon 13.1 Miles-23-24th May 2020

Run them individually – or take part in all three, run 13.1 miles and receive a specially designed Commemorative Mid Sussex Half Marathon Weekend Medal.  

All three races held under UKA Rules. UKA Licence to be applied for.  

Using undulating roads, trails and pathways in and around Mid Sussex, the races are run over mainly traffic free routes.

Would suit runners of all standards including those new to 5 mile races and those looking to take part in their first race. 

Prizes/trophies for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female runners. 

Venues: 

Saturday 23rd May 2020: East Grinstead Rugby Club, St Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JU

Sunday 24th May 2020: Victoria Park, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4LU

Monday 25th May 2020: Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9EA 

Entry Now Open!

May Bank Holiday Dates

Just to reassure you, we are aware of the change to the early May Bank Holiday dates to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The team are currently working on a plan to accommodate this change and will make an announcement as soon as possible. Please follow our website & social media posts for further updates.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2020-may-bank-holiday-will-be-moved-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day