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Crowborough Runners - Contact Details
|Goldsmith's Leisure Centre|
|East Sussex TN6 2TN|
|Telephone:- 01892 665488
Crowborough Runners was formed in the good ol’ days of’82 when a
bunch of nutters at Crowborough Squash Club got together after watching the 2nd
(!) London Marathon and decided it was time Crowborough hit the running scene.
Wasting no time, an advert was placed in the Courier asking people in
Crowborough whether they were interested in running, and if so to come along to
a meeting at the football club. The small hall was packed to the roof with 30
people ( must have been a good advert ) and
the club was formed, there and then, as
Crowborough Athletic Club. Some years later
there was a change of name to reflect the less athletic ( we don’t do track
and field really ) Crowborough Runners.
Today,Crowborough Runners boasts about 70 members covering a range of abilities, from marathon runners, to 10kms, to running for fun. All with the aim of trying to improve our running along with having a good time. We have members of all ages from 10 to 75 – so it’s not too late to start !
We compete in the Sussex Grand Prix race series, where it really counts to have good numbers of runners out, and regularly come in the top three. In addition we also run the South Downs Relay – a great but tiring day out ( the Sausage Sandwiches at the end are well worth it anyway ), and other local races. We organise the Crowborough 10k road race, infamous for its hills, and a chilly cross country run in January.
On a less competitive, more social, note we have: a great mid-winter Xmas party involving no running whatsoever ( actually it still gets quite competitive, but more in the festive spirit kind of way ); Boxing day run; running pub crawl round Crowborough ( aka how to make yourself look really stupid on a Saturday night down ‘The Cross’ ); and a summer picnic at Bewl Water ( but you are encouraged to run for your lunch ! )
If you’re at all tempted to join us, come along and introduce yourself at any of our training sessions (see 'Meetings' below) and get stuck in ! With thanks to those nutters at Crowborough Squash Club who started it all…. ( John Hyem, Dave Crosby, Brian Wright and Norrie Hazel … some of whom still run with us! )
Written by members for members. It contains up to date race results and club information for all members not hooked up to the internet.
Different events are organised throughout the year, including an annual Christmas dinner, summer BBQs, run / walk / cycle around Bewl water and pub-runs.
Notes on Events and Races
a) Sussex Grand Prix
There are currently races staged by various clubs in Sussex from 10K to 20 miles. Your best individual eight races count for SGP awards for individual and club awards at the end of the year. Your chance to represent your club ! Several awards individual awards are made. Your Road Race Manager can give you more details.
b) Club Championship
The club year runs from September to August. To compete in the Club Championship you need to do a 10 km, 10 mile and half-marathon event. 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
c) Cross Country
The club participates in a cross-country series in the winter months of normally seven events. The course distances are about 4 to 6 miles. Team and individual prizes are given at the end of the series. Contact the Cross Country manager for details.
d) Club Handicap
Two 'fun' events are put on in the summer, a road and a track event. The faster runners are handicapped to enable slower runners to compete on even terms.
e) South Downs Relay
Teams of 6 men or 6 women run the whole South Downs Way ( that's 100 miles ! ) in June. This is a real team event with normally two gents' teams and one ladies' team, with each runner running three legs, each of which is between 4 and 7 miles. There are 40 to 50 teams from various clubs that take part each year, starting very early in the morning at Beachy Head near Eastbourne and finishing just outside Winchester just before dark.
f) Le Touquet, France
The club has taken runners across the channel to compete in one of France's best 10K races in the summer.
If you wish to compete in races for Crowborough Runners, you need to wear the Club vest. This and other attractive items of club kit such as track suits [ optional ] can be ordered by our club kit rep.
Tuesday Evening - Track sessions at Leisure Centre - meet on the track at 6.30 pm. A bloody hard session
organised by Sid, who has obviously got a masochistic streak in him.
Wednesday Evening - Club road run, from 4 to 9 miles- meet inside the Crowborough Leisure Centreat 7.30 pm.
Sunday Club runs start from 8:30 for various distances often from the Leisure Centre in Crowborough. Details of other Sunday club runs can be found by members accessing the Club forum via the link to the forum on the website
The Membership Secretary is Ron Cutbill, email
The 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.
Click here for a Membership Application Form.
Useful addresses :-
Sports Massage / Injury
Mary-Anne Hirst.01892 853800
The Jog Shop, 39B George St, Brighton. Tel 01273 675717
Multisport, 67 Grosvenor Rd, Tunbridge Wells. Tel 01892 517040
Leisure Pursuits Grou Essex House, Essex Rd, Basingstoke,Hants. Tel 0800 0186101
Club La Santa, Lanzarote, Tel 0161 790 9890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowborough is on the A26, eight miles south west of Tunbridge Wells
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