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.

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.


Date Route Run leader
25 April D2 Alex Cruttenden
2 May A2 Andy Bone
9 May F2 Milan Watson
16 May D1 Alex Cruttenden
23 May A3 Phil Grabsky
30 May F3 Andrew Haig
6 June D2 Dave Powell
13 June A1 Steve Atkinson
20 June F4 Erica Martin
27 June Black Cap Liz Halliday
4 July D1 Lance Bellers
11 July A2 Andy Pumphrey
18 July F1 Jim Whitelegg
25 July D2 Steve Selby
1 August A3 John Lamb
8 August F2 Jon Wright



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

Winter 1
Winter 2
Winter 3
Winter 4