Cuckfield's Walking Race is back - 2nd April 2018

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The Independent State of Cuckfield’s annual Walking Race & Children’s Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018.

IMPORTANT: The venue is changed from the Recreation Ground to HAYWARDS HEATH RUGBY CLUB at WHITEMANS GREEN.

The Walking Race starts and finishes by the rugby club’s clubhouse. The course is unchanged, going for approximately five miles via London Road, High Street, Ansty, Deaks Lane and back to the rugby club. 

There is an entry fee of £2 per person, and you must be at least 16 years old to take part. Please register at the Rugby Club from 9.30am, and the first walker leaves at 10am. There are trophies and medals to be won for the men’s and women’s handicap race, the fastest man and woman, and the fastest senior walker which is open to those over 60 years of age. Plus there are the men’s and women’s team trophies awarded to the fastest combined time achieved by a team of three walkers. 

Walkers are also invited to wear fancy dress, and there are special prizes for the best outfits. While the walkers are out on the course, all the kids are invited to join the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which starts around 10.30am. 

For more information, please contact Jim at the White Harte, or phone: 01444 413454, or email: independent_state_of_cuckfield @hotmail.com. The current Mayor, Evelyn Stenning, is looking forward to seeing you AT THE RUGBY CLUB on Easter Monday.

Cuckfield Walking Race on Bank Holiday (17th April 2017)

Cuckfield residents are limbering up for the annual Independent State of Cuckfield Walking Race and Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, which takes place on Easter Monday, 17th April 2017.

Don’t be caught out by the change in venue! This year the event starts and finishes at Haywards Heath Rugby Club on Whiteman’s Green (not the recreation ground).

The actual course is unchanged, going for approximately five miles via London Road, High Street, Ansty, Deaks Lane and back to the Rugby Club. 

There is an entry fee of £2 per person, and walkers must be at least 16 years old to take part. Entrants can register at the Rugby Club from 9.30am, and the first walker leaves at 10am.

There are trophies and medals to be won for the men’s and women’s handicap race, the fastest man and woman, and the fastest senior walker, which is open to those over 60 years of age. Plus there are the men’s and women’s team trophies, awarded to the fastest combined time achieved by a team of three walkers.

Walkers are also invited to wear fancy dress, and there are special prizes for the best outfits. 

While the walkers are out on the course, children are invited to join the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which starts around 10.30am. For more information, please contact Jim at the White Harte, or phone: 01444 413454, or email: independent_state_of_cuckfield@hotmail.com.

Cuckfield Walking Race 2014 results

A big thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Independent State of Cuckfield annual walking races on Easter Monday, and also to all the children who took part in the Easter Egg Hunt. Congratulations to all the winners. We would also like to thank all the spectators, marshals and helpers who contributed to making both events a great success. The results for all of the walking races and the “walking in fancy dress” competition were:

Mens Handicap Challenge Cup for Cuckfield Residents:
1st Tim Bergin

2nd
Charles Dunnett
3rd
Nigel Brewer

Ladies Handicap Challenge Cup for Cuckfield Residents:
1st Leanne Knapman,

2nd Alice Hemery,
3rd
Jane Swain

Jim Swain Cup - Fastest Man for Cuckfield Residents:
1st Gary Atkinson (Time 52:30)
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2nd Nigel Brewer (55:06),
3rd Rob Helliwell (55:08)

Phyl Bowring Cup - Fastest Lady for Cuckfield Residents:
1st
Sarah Fry (Time 54:26),
2nd Alice Hemery (59:10),
3rd Jane Swain (59:22)

Frank Woods Trophy for Cuckfield Residents over 60:
1st Charles Dunnett (Time 58:48),
2nd Jane Swain (59:22),
3rd Brenda Walker (75:48)

Fastest Man – Non Cuckfield Residents:
1st Howard Taylor (Time 62:38),
2nd Matt Temple-Smith (64:07),
3rd Ken Fallows (65:04)

Fastest Lady – Non Cuckfield Residents:
1st Lucy Temple-Smith (Time 67:59),
2nd Sarah Wiltshire (70:22),
3rd Holly Sutcliffe (75:43)

Mens Team Cup – for teams of 3:
1st Wheatsheaf (Combined Time 171:13)
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2nd White Harte (181:51)

Ladies Team Cup – for teams of 3:
1st White Harte  (Combined Time 184:55),
2nd Haywards Heath Rugby Football Club (192:26)

Mens “Walking in Fancy Dress” Winner:
Steve Montiero

Ladies “Walking in Fancy Dress” Winner:
Jennie Meadows