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The Harry Hawkes Eight

10.00 am, Sunday 12th September 2010

Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey

2009 results

2009 Photographs

and many more

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The 25th Annual Harry Hawkes Eight will take place at 10.00 am on Sunday 12 September 2010 at Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK, home of the organisers, Thames Ditton Cricket Club. On-line entries will open soon.

Another successful Harry Hawkes Eight on Sunday 6 September 2009. Full results are on the Sportsystems web site, and a collection of photographs are on the local Residents Association website and other websites. To access these use the links on the left.

In its history the run has raised over 60,000 for a wide range of local charities and schools, as well as for organisations providing cricket and other sports facilities for young people.

Around 500 to 600 runners take part each year, and the event is enjoyed as much by fun runners of all ages as by more serious club runners.

Supporting events

In addition to the main race, this year there will be events for juniors, run on Giggs Hill Green while the main race is on. Entries for these events will be accepted on the day. Just turn up, bring a completed entry form (or fill one up when you arrive), pay the fee, and we will give you your runner's number.

From Frontrunner Blog

The Harry Hawkes 8 is a great little race.

Almost dead flat, the course is mostly tarmac trails along the river Thames, with a bit of grass, shale and road thrown in, as well as a jaunt through Kingston town centre. Well organised and marshalled, there are clear mile markers and a good atmopshere. Start and finish are outside Thames Ditton cricket club, which couples as race HQ, meaning there is plenty of space.

Only gripe is the 3 portaloos for 350 runners, but whenever do race organisers provide enough toilets?

Sonia O'Sullivan winning the Ladies race in 2008