We have 5 session in the week and up to 3 trail runs at the weekend which partly depends on which races are on, See further below for planned weekend trail runs this month and next month.
It is £1 per session: applies but please do not bring cash. Please pay for your sessions in the month at the start of the following month by bank transfer to the club account details of which will be included in the weekly reminder email. The charge for a month is capped at £6, thus if you usually do two or more sessions per week you just pay £6 per month. For the first week of each month please bring food for the foodbank in lieu of the £1.
Sessions are held each week as follows
Monday 5k run with Dayle. There is also usually a longer off road version of about 5 miles. Meet at Freedom Leisure and once a month at Crowborough track at 9.30am. Please see Facebook and Weekly newsletter email to check if track. This session is suitable for all abilities including beginners
Tuesday 5k run with Sam (Samantha). Meet at Freedom Leisure (note sometimes the meet place will be different but all booked runners will be advised) 6.30pm This session is suitable for all abilities including beginners
Tuesday structured training sessions with Graham. Summer Meet at Uckfield Rugby club (Nevill Rd, Uckfield TN22 1LX), Winter Freedom Leisure (from First Tues in October until clocks change in March), 6.30pm. This session consists of hill reps or other reps (it is a structured session but you run it as hard as you like). The session lasts 60 to 90 mins. Not suitable for beginners. The session is based on time so you do not need to be 'super speedy ' some will do more reps tan others but the total distance will usually be 10/11lk so you do need to be comfortable running this distance.
Thursday 5k 7pm Victoria Park run with Emma. There is also usually a longer version of about 5 miles. Meet at Victoria Park (aka Victoria Pleasure Ground) 7.00pm. In summer 5k is road or trail runs 5 mile always trail. In winter 1st Thursday is hills, 2nd Thursday town run, 3rd Thursday reps, Last Thursday 5k town or 5 mile torch and trail This session is suitable for all abilities including beginners
Thursday 5k run with Chris (Christopher). Meet at Freedom Leisure 7.30pm. In the winter this is a town run, in the summer can be road or trail. This session is suitable for all abilities including beginners
Saturday social off road 10 to 12k with Graham. Meet at Uckfield Rugby club (Nevill Rd, Uckfield TN22 1LX) 10.30am. This is not on every week as it depends on what races are on so please see Facebook and/or the weekly newsletter email to confirm if on. This is a social run so suitable for most abilities but you do need to be able to run the distance so not suitable for beginners. These runs will take you along some of the many footpaths in a our area around, Uckfield, Buxted, High Hurstwood, Framfield, Fairwarp, Maresfield etc
Sunday social off road 10 to 12miles with Graham. Meet at Uckfield Rugby club (Nevill Rd, Uckfield TN22 1LX) 8.30am. This is not on every week as it depends on what races are on so please see Facebook and/or the weekly newsletter email to confirm if on. This is a social run so suitable for most abilities but you do need to be able to run the distance so no suitable for beginners. Similar to the Saturday run but with the longer distance will go further afield.
Occasional (approximately monthly) Sunday social off road 10 to 12k with Sam. See Facebook and weekly newsletter email for details of when held
Planned weekend sessions:
|Date, time, meeting place||Yes/No||Distance||Session||Run Leader|
|Sat 4 November Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run||Graham|
|Sun 5 November Uckfield Rugby club 8:30am||Yes||10 mile||10 mile trail run, Newplace figure of 8||Graham|
|Sat 11 November Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k Trail run||Graham|
|Sun 12 November Fairwarp Village Hall 9:30am||Yes||10k||Remembrance run to Ashdown Forest shorter run 10k||Sam|
|Sun 12 November Uckfield Rugby club 9:30am||Yes||12 mile||Remembrance run to Ashdown Forest longer option 12 mile||Graham|
|Sat 18 November Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||No||N/A||No run as Crowborough 10k on Sunday||Graham|
|Sun 19 November Uckfield Rugby club 8:30am||No||N/A||Crowborough 10k||Graham|
|Sat 25 November Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||No||N/A||No Run as Snape Wood Cross Country on Sunday||Graham|
|Sun 26 November Uckfield Rugby club 8:30am||No||N/A||No Run as Snape Wood Cross Country||Graham|
|Sun 26 November Uckfield Rugby club 9:00am||Yes||10k||10k trail run||Sam|
|Sat 2 December Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run (Xmas party in the evening)||Graham|
|Sun 3 December Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run: later start and shorter distance as day after our Xmas party||Graham|
|Sat 9 December Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run||Graham|
|Sun 10 December Uckfield Rugby club 8:30am||Yes||10-12 mile||10-12 mile trail run||Graham|
|Sat 16 December Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||No||N/A||No Run as Newplace Cross Country on Sunday||Graham|
|Sun 17 December Uckfield Rugby club 8:30am||No||N/A||Newplace Cross Country||Graham|
|Sat 23 December Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run||Graham|
|Sun 24 December Uckfield Rugby club 9:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run: later start and shorter distance as Christmas Eve||Graham|
|Mon 25 December Uckfield Rugby club 9:00am||parkrun||5k||Uckfield parkrun Christmas day parkrun: wear you santa outfit, come as an elve, wear that Xmas jumper: spiced hot apple juice and mince pies at the end: not to be missed if you can make it. PS it will be muddy||parkrun|
|Sat 30 December Uckfield Rugby club 10:30am||Yes||10k||10k trail run||Graham|
|Sun 31 December Uckfield Rugby club 8:30am||Yes||10-12 mile||10-12mile trail run||Graham|
Parkruns are every Saturday 9am they are free but if you have not already done so you need to register with Parkrun (free) and print off your bar code which you can then use at any Parkrun World wide.
We are involved in the Uckfield parkrun which starts at Uckfield Rugby club and is a very scenic route in Buxted Park. Note this course is muddy in the winter: in the winter trail shoes are recommended (and if it has been wet in the summer)
Other local parkruns at Eastbourne, Hastings Prom, Hove Prom, Preston Park Brighton, East Brighton, Hove Park, Bevendean Brighton, Peacehaven, Seaford, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Bedgebury nr Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Tilgate Park Crawley.
The BBQ usually held in In June and a Christmas party in December.
In most months 1 or 2 events are selected as particular events we seek to support: so hopefully we can achieve a strong turnout for each of these events: lets make a crowd. Mostly these will be 5 mile or 10k so anyone can do them. Quite often we will visit a cafe afterwards for those who want some post race sustenance.
We compete in the East Sussex Sunday Cross County League as a joint team with Heathfield Road Runner. The season runs from October to March with six races. Please see the Cross Country tab for a list of this seasons events (note events are announced in September) and these events are also listed on the combined Events List: both under the menu item Racing above.
Sussex Grand Prix events
In 2023 there were 12 races increasing to 15 for 2024. For a full score you need to complete 6 out of the 12 races (2024: 7 out of 15). The schedule for 2023 is on the Sussex Grand Prix tab and these events are also listed on the combined Events List both under the menu item Racing above.