When do we meet?
Every Thursday. Runs start at 7.00pm so we suggest you arrive a bit earlier than this. Please introduce yourself to a club member (we’re a friendly bunch!) and they can point you in the direction of one of the committee members.
Where is the Hove Rugby Club?
At Hove Recreation Ground which is on the corner of Old Shoreham Road and Shirley Drive. Post code: BN3 6NQ.
Is my level of running good enough to be able to join the club?
In order to be able to complete the shorter run (3-4 miles) you should be able to run for about 20-30 minutes. To complete the longer run (5-6 miles) you should be able to run for about 45-50 minutes.
Run leaders stop occasionally to allow people to catch up and make sure no one is left behind. We also have back markers on the runs.
What runs does the club offer?
There are normally two runs each week: one of 3-4 miles and one of 5-6.
The first Thursday of the month we have a simple 4.2 mile loop around the streets of Hove. The idea behind this is for runners of all abilities to judge how they are improving. There are opportunities to cut off at an earlier point if you do not want to do the whole route. In the summer we have our ‘summer loop’ which follows the same format but includes some off-road terrain.
During the summer months our Thursday long runs may start from a different location to enable us to take advantage of the beautiful Sussex countryside.
Other Thursdays will include a training session led by our Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRFS) or Coaches in place of the usual run.
We also offer a Sunday club run which is usually a longer off-road run.
A weekly member’s email and Facebook group post will provide run and route details.
Members often organise their own non-club runs on other days, details of which are posted into the Facebook group.
Who should I contact?
You can contact the club secretary at email@example.com.
Are you an affiliated club?
Yes. We are affiliated to England Athletics and membership includes a United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) competition licence which entitles you discounts on most races within the UK.
We are allocated club places at a number of local races; become a member and you could be eligible for the race place ballot!