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 (unless notified otherwise) at 6:30pm. There are always  designated run leaders for each session and their contact details together with route maps are published beforehand. Starting points can be located using

Although there are no longer any mandatory COVID-19 restrictions please  don't attend any session if you or other member of your household have had a fever, cough, or loss of sense of taste or smell or other possible COVID-19 symptom in the past fortnight. 

30 June D1 Andy Pumphrey
7 July A2 Jon Lamb
14 July F1 Gary White
21 July D2 Tim Jones
28 July A3 Lance Bellers
4 August F2 Steve Selby
11 August D1 Jim Whitelegg
18 August A1 Andy Pumphrey


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.
Starting point : three words location ///rested.herds.ruins


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.
Starting point : three words location ///soak.hangs.civil


F1/F2/F3/F4 The Swan Inn, Middle Street, Falmer BN1 9PD
Park and muster outside the pub.
Starting point : three words location ///templates.dinosaur.rabble



Winter Schedule

Distance 7-8 miles
The four routes from Withdean Stadium park-and-ride car park.
Starting point : three words location ///dogs.damp.posts

Winter 1
Winter 2
Winter 3
Winter 4