Road Runners

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Most of the members of Heathfield Road Runners knew very little about competition before they joined the club. Competing is a great way to develop your running and provides some memorable hours on the roads or hills.

We take part in a wide variety of events ranging from short relay races to ultra-marathons. All standards of runners are very welcome at almost all events, indeed we positively encourage competition because it adds a whole other dimension to merely running.

You can find a comprehensive calendar for races in Sussex on Sussex Races website.

Road Racing

We compete in the Sussex Grand Prix — a series of races held throughout the county all year round.

The series comprises usually 20 races varying in distance between 5k and 20 miles. Runners accumulate points at each race and their best 8 races are scored in both individual and team leagues. The ethos of the Sussex Grand Prix is competitive running for all standards and there is a comprehensive prize structure to reflect this.

Cross Country

Heathfield Road Runners compete in the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League.

The league comprises usually 6 races of about 5 miles running from October to March, when it's nice and muddy.

We actively encourage our members to take part (although contrary to popular belief, it's not compulsory). It's great training and racing and is also very nearly the most fun you can have in a field in the middle of winter.

Full details, including race schedule, results and photos can be found on the league's website.

Aside from these leagues, our members race all over the country and also overseas.

Of course it's not all about racing and competing, we have regular social events too and place a great deal of emphasis on maintaining a friendly, and approachable club.

A day that combines both takes place at the beginning of June when we take part in the annual South Downs Way Relay. A Relay race of about 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester.

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