Stubbie 10K back for 36th race on Sunday
Sold-out South coast favourite returns after a year's absence
One of the South coast's favourite races returns this Sunday (16 January). After a Covid-enforced absence in 2021, the 36th Stubbington 10K will set off from the attractive village centre at 10:00am for a slightly undulating but fast, single-lap course that features country lanes, open fields, and scenic coastal roads.
The champions from 2020 were Joe Wade (Ryde Harriers, 30:55) and Jen Granger (nee Elkins) of Southampton AC, in 34:56, as a record 1,753 finishers were recorded – you can read our race report here. Race details and previous results are at runABC South race listings here
Inaugurated in 1985, Stubbington 10K is promoted by Stubbington Green Runners and has attracted top-quality club runners over the years despite its early position in the calendar. Fast times can be weather-dependent but prospects for Sunday are good with cool, cloudy but dry conditions predicted.
Having been around for a few years, the race has acquired a nickname – the Stubbie 10K – as well as a reputation for slick organisation and a friendly atmosphere. All profits this year will be donated to Alice's Arc children's cancer charity in memory of Sophie Fairall.
The 2022 edition of this race is fully sold out – as is often the case with the Stubbie 10K – so a busy morning is expected in Stubbington Square and the surrounding area. The first two miles take runners inland to Titchfield and the next three miles bring sea views at Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve and Hill Head Beach before the steady climb past The Crofton pub to the finish back in Stubbington Green.
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