latest update 05.09.2017
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.
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.
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
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.
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:-
Senior Ladies < 35, Vet 1 Ladies 35-40, Vet 2 Ladies 45 and over.
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.
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.
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 club has organised a number of running trips overseas, including
the Ostend to Brugges 10 miler and various 10K, half
marathons and full marathons.
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.
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.
are welcomed !
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.
Postal address :- Crowborough Runners, Goldsmith's Leisure Centre, Eridge
Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2TN
Telephone:- 07508 325055
Club Chairman :- John Tighe
Club Treasurer :- Sarah Hilliard
Membership Secretary :- Ron Cutbill email :-
Secretary :- Swati Patel
Captain :- Sharon Wheeler tel 07508 325055
Welfare and Child Protection Officer :- Swati
Patel email :-
Road Running Manager :- Roger Stone
Cross Country Manager :- Bryan Tapsell
Head junior coaches :- Kevin Battell and
Club contact for junior section :- Kevin
Development Manager :- James Welbury
10K Director :- Kevin Battell
Social Secretary :- Sue Newman
Newsletter Editor /
Press Officer :- Mary Nightingale
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.
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.
for a Membership Application Form.
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.