Club night is Wednesday, meeting at the Leisure Centre at 7pm. We then set off on a route which we try to vary and which is shared each week on our private Facebook Group (for members only). This is usually around 5 miles and meant to be sociable, so we ‘run at the speed of chat’. Adapting to who is running we will always have a route leader and a tail runner, with faster runners to the front and noone getting left behind as the tailrunner ensures safety and togetherness, and we will stop regularly to regroup. We consider ourselves as a Club primarily trail runners and so will venture more onto the trails around Henfield than the roads, but adapt each week according to the prevailing weather conditions.
Normally on the first Wednesday of each month the Handicap is run alongside our regular Club Run, (though through 2021/22 we have a ‘Virtual Handicap’ too which can be run throughout the Month) after which we adjourn to The Plough! The exception to this is the July and August period, when the Handicap and Club Night is suspended while most people are taking holidays!
We run all year round, darkness is not a barrier (though head torches are essential, and hi-viz is strongly advised). Our ethos is that running together is more enjoyable and helps people expand their belief in what they can do, so we always aim to match runners, especially new or aspiring members, to people of similar capability on the night so that no-one should ever feel that they are hanging outside what they can do.
If you’re interested but you’re not sure whether joining us is something you want to do immediately, just drop us an email (to: firstname.lastname@example.org) and turn up on a Wednesday to try us out. If you like us and keep coming, then we’ll ask you to join formally. Simples.