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CLUB  DETAILS             latest update 05.09.2017

Crowborough Runners

goldsmiths Founded in 1982 and English Athletics (EA) affiliated, we aim to provide a broad range of training, racing and social activities for anyone interested in getting out to run, regardless of age and ability. We invest considerable time and funds in training our volunteer coaches with UK Athletics (UKA). They are dedicated to providing our members, both adults and juniors, with high quality training in a sociable and enjoyable atmosphere. There is a choice of four evening sessions during the week, at different times and each with its own focus, there is a session for juniors on Saturdays, and on Sunday mornings get-togethers are arranged by the runners amongst themselves and usually take in a longer, scenic route, often with some refreshments afterwards.

We are now fortunate to have use of a newly surfaced, three lane, all weather track, in Crowborough, the result of many years of active campaigning and lobbying. It makes track sessions more safe, comfortable and effective. We communicate via Facebook, What’s app and email, and produce a monthly newsletter as well as this website. The club is run by a committee, which meets regularly and holds an annual Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by a social event. Every club member is encouraged to get involved in supporting the running of the club.

Club sessions

Monday evening        Beginners’ easy session, on the Goldsmith's track, from 7- 7.45pm. Specifically aimed at those just starting out and anyone returning after injury.

Tuesday evening       Track sessions at Goldsmiths Leisure Centre - meet on the track at 6.30 pm for a structured race training session, including fast reps.

Wednesday evening  A road run in winter, and often off road during summer months, of around 6 miles. Meet inside Goldsmith’s Leisure Centre from 7.15 for the slower group to 7.30 for the faster runners.

Thursday evening      7.30 pm start for a run of around one hour, varied routes with the start location and route communicated each week.

Saturday morning     Juniors, age 8 and above – meet for fun sessions at 9.45 am at the track.

Sunday morning       A longer club run, usually taking in a good section of off – road, 10 -15 miles, or longer, depending on individual training needs.

We also organize a range of special training events with UKA Level 4 coaches and sports fitness experts.

Events & Races

Crowborough10k
The club hosts its own 10k road race each year, usually early December. This is an important fund raiser for the club and we ask everyone to help with the preparations, marshaling or other duties on the day.

Sussex Grand Prix (SGP)
There are currently 17 races from 5K to 20 miles staged by various clubs in Sussex. Your best individual 8 races count for SGP awards for individual and club awards at the end of the year.

Club Championship
The club championship runs from January to December and awards are given for the person in each age group who has the lowest combined best times for 5K, 10K and half-marathon events. The three times from your best events are added together. Awards are given to the overall winner, ladies and men, and to the winners in the following age categories:-
Ladies :- Senior Ladies < 35, Vet 1 Ladies 35-40, Vet 2 Ladies 45 and over.  Men :- Senior Men <40,  Vet 1 Men 40-49, Vet 2 Men 50 and over.
Club Handicap :- An annual summer road event is held where the faster runners are handicapped to enable slower runners to compete on even terms.

South Downs Way Relay
Teams of 6 (mixed or single sex) run the whole South Downs Way (100 miles) in June. This is a real team event with each runner running three legs, each leg being between 4 and 7 miles.

Marathon support
We offer support and training advice for anyone preparing for a marathon, and there are always running buddies to team up with to help make those long runs more enjoyable. Transport is usually arranged to take runners to and from the London Marathon. The Brighton marathon is also well supported.

Cross Country
The club participates in a cross-country series in the winter months of normally 7 events organised by the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League ( ESSCCL). Course distances are about 5 miles. Team and individual prizes are given at the end of the series.

Overseas races
The club has organised a number of running trips overseas, including the Ostend to Brugges 10 miler and various 10K, half marathons and full marathons.

Club Kit
If you wish to compete in races for Crowborough Runners, you need to wear the Club vest. This and other items can be ordered from Sue Newman, our club kit representative.

Club newsletter
Written by members for members - it contains up to date information including race results and details of future events. Emailed at the end of each month. Newsletter contributions are welcomed !

Social Events

 Different events are organised throughout the year, including an annual Christmas social, a quiz night, summer BBQs, a run / walk / cycle around Bewl water, and summer pub-runs.

Contact Details
Postal address :-  Crowborough Runners, Goldsmith's Leisure Centre, Eridge Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2TN
Telephone:-          07508 325055
email:-                 contactrunners@gmail.com
Facebook:-           https://www.facebook.com/CrowboroughRunners/

Club Committee

Club Chairman :- John Tighe
Club Treasurer :- Sarah Hilliard
Membership Secretary :-  Ron Cutbill    email :- ron.crowboroughrunners@btinternet.com
Secretary :-  Swati Patel
Captain :-  Sharon Wheeler    tel 07508 325055
Welfare and Child Protection Officer :-  Swati Patel    email :- swati.patel1@btinternet.com   Mobile: 07813685378
Road Running Manager :-  Roger Stone
Cross Country Manager :-  Bryan Tapsell
Head junior coaches :-  Kevin Battell and Sharon Wheeler
Club contact for junior section  :-  Kevin Battell
Development Manager :- James Welbury
10K Director :- Kevin Battell
Social Secretary :- Sue Newman
Newsletter Editor / Press Officer :- Mary Nightingale

Membership Fees

Crowborough Runners financial year runs from April 1st to March 31st. The fees are as follows :-
[a] Adult Membership :- £30 including affiliation to England Athletics.
[b] Family Membership £30 less 10% discount.
[c] Junior Membership £30.

As a member all we ask of you is to assist with our 10k club race, and wear the club vest at races.

Membership Application

Click here    for a Membership Application Form.

Club Location

Crowborough is on the A26, eight miles south west of Tunbridge Wells. We are based at the Crowborough Leisure Centre, Eridge Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2TN.



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