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. Because of COVID-19 restrictions please note the following requirements :

1) Stay a minimum of 2m away from other runners at the start point and await instructions from run leaders

2) 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

3) Observe our COVID-19 Guidance, including staying at least 2m apart from other runners and members of the public, facing away from others when breathing deeply, not spitting, not handling/sharing equipment or having any physical contact with other runners, and not attending 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. 

12 May F2 Andy Pumphrey
19 May D1 Jon Lamb
26 May A3 Gary White
2 June F3 Tim Jones
9 June D2 Lance Bellers
16 June A1 Steve Selby
23 June F4 Jim Whitelegg
30 June D1 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