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. Starting points can be located using

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

Date Route Run leader
13 February Winter 2 Jim Whitelegg
20 February Winter 1 Amelia Culshaw
27 February Winter 2 John Lamb
5 March Winter 3 Alex Cruttenden
12 March Winter 4 Andy Bone
19 March Winter 1 Milan Watson
26 March Winter 2 Steve Selby
2 April Winter 3 Dave Powell
9 April Winter 4 Phil Grabsky
16 April Winter 1 Lance Bellers
23 April Winter 2 Andy Pumphrey
30 April Winter 3 Jon Wright


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