Thursday Club Run_

Thursday Club Run

Each Thursday evening we gather for a medium distance run – in the summer on the Downs and in the winter on the streets. The distances vary between 6.5 and 8.5 miles. To accommodate runners of all abilities we deploy a 'run-back' system with faster runners returning to the back of the group at intervals ensuring that no one runs alone. In addition, slower runners can take a shortcut if they need one. The starting points vary in the summer and leave from Withdean Stadium in the winter but always at 6:30pm. There is always a designated run leader for each session and their contact details together with route maps are published beforehand.

Winter schedule

Distance 7-8 miles
The four routes from Withdean Stadium park-and-ride car park:

Winter 1
Winter 2
Winter 3
Winter 4

Date Route Run leader
24 October Winter 2 Andy Pumphrey
31 October Winter 3 Andy Bone
7 November Winter 4 Jim Whitelegg
14 November Winter 1 John Lamb
21 November Winter 2 Steve Selby
28 November Winter 3 Alex Cruttenden
5 December Winter 4 Jon Wright
12 December Winter 1 Milan Watson
19 December Winter 2 Amelia Culshaw
26 December Winter 3 Dave Powell
2 January Winter 4 Phil Grabsky
9 January Winter 1 Erica Martin
16 January Winter 2 TBC
23 January Winter 3 Lance Bellers


Summer (off-road) schedule

Distance 7-8 miles
The three summer meeting places all give access to downland routes:

D1/D2 Junction of Valley Drive/Dyke Road Avenue
We park and gather in Whitehorne Drive.

A1/A2/A3 Hollingbury Asda BN1 8AS
Go into the car park from Crowhurst Road to park and gather at the petrol station end of the car park.

F1/F2/F3/F4 The Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD
Park and muster outside the pub.