Club News

Beginners Course

Starting Soon

Come and join a friendly and supportive group to help you train to run a 5K. Whether you’ve never run before or you’ve been meaning to get back into it, we’ll help you get back up and running. Sign up and join us, fill out this form.

Brighton Marathon

Did you see us at the water station?

We had an amazing turnout of 30+ volunteers coming down to Brighton’s Madeira Drive to keep the 13,000 runners hydrated.

And yes we did this with just 6 jugs. Despite the windy and challenging conditions iur superstar team made sure every runner got a drink – if they wanted one.

We’ll be back next year!

Run with us in 2024

Come and run with us in 2024

Whether you’re new to Brighton and Hove, been here for years, there’s never been a better time to come for a run with us.

Come and meet new people and (re)find your running mojo with Brighton and Hove Women’s Club.

Simply complete the following guest runner form. See you soon!

RED January 2024

Some of our club members are joining in with RED January this 2024.

It’s to encourage more of us to run, walk, skip, dance, try no sports and move a little more each day.

Find out what RED January is all about here.

Cross Country

This winter we took part in each X Country races around the county.

We travelled up together and cheered each other on along the way.

Some of us take part in every year and others came for the first time, taking on the mud, hills and with big smiles at the end.


Come and join us for a HiiT training session to build your strength and support your running goals. And have fun while doing it.

You’re welcome to do as little or much as you like, as quick or slow as you feel comfortable.

We’re all in it together! (Included in your Club membership)

AGM 2023

In October we held our AGM for all members.

We relived the highlights of 2023, thanked the outgoing committee, welcomed in the new committee and enjoyed a wonderful meal together.

We also held our annual awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements and success of many of our club members including inspirational runner of the year, top newcomer and best running route of the year.

Early Morning Runs

Most of our weekday runs take place in the evening, but every week (without fail) there’s a group of us who head out at 7am to fit in a run before work.

We often stay for coffee after, and there’s always a chance to turn around sooner so whether you’re training or just getting back from injury, you’re always welcome.

See you there!

Summer Yoga

This summer our club runners have been trying yoga to support their running training

We’re lucky to have a qualified yoga teacher in our club who has been offering free inclusive yoga sessions each Friday.

A great way for us to increase our fitness and recovery, thanks to @yogawithtilda

2023 Beginners Course

40 runners signed up for our Beginners and Return to Run course

We’re excited to support them each week on their running journey as they build up to running their first 5k parkrun in July

Rise 8K takeover

Over 20 club members volunteered at the Rise 8K as well as many members taking part in the popular women-only race

Rise is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse.

Club of the Month

BHWRC was awarded ‘Club of the Month’ by Women’s Running Magazine.

Recognised for our inclusivity, supportive running environment and excellent sessions, we were delighted to be featured as the club of the month.

Fancy joining us? Get in touch and we hope you can join us on a run soon.

Celebrating Marathon Success

We had a cake to celebrate the running achievements of some of our runners who took part in the London Marathon.

The cake was commissioned and made by a fellow club member and we got together to celebrate their success and inspire more runners to achieve their running goals.

BHWRC parkrun takeover

BHWRC held a takeover at Hove Prom parkrun to raise awareness for #timetotalk with pacers from sub 20 to 40 minutes as well as walk jog / tail walkers

Hove prom was a sea of blue runners as club members supported parkrunners reach their running goals and offer an opportunity to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day.

There was also a cake sale raising money for Mind.

Club Takeover for Word Mental Health Day

BHWRC will take over Hove Prom parkrun for World Mental Health Day – and you’re invited!

Join us on 8th October at 9am for parkrun, where our club members will be taking part as pacers from tail walker to sub 30 minutes for World Mental Health Day.

Register for parkrun in advance (it’s free), take part in parkrun, and stay for breakfast after!

Beginner’s Course

The Beginner’s Running Course returns on 22nd September

Join our qualified, friendly supportive coaches on an 8-week course. You’ll be in good company with other new runners and will enjoy running in Brighton and Hove.

Sign up to join us each Thursday here

Track Day

A group of club members met down at a local running track to improve technique and learn about running on an athletics track.

Many members tried running on the athletics track for the first time since leaving school. The hour long session gave members experience of running on the track by taking part in friendly relay races and short sprints.

We’ll be heading back soon so get in touch if you want to join us next time!

Brighton Marathon Weekend

Charity runner and club member prepares for Brighton Marathon

One of our club members will take part in the Brighton Marathon by pushing a hospital trolley bed around the course to raise much needed funds to improve our local A&E department.

Government funding can only go so far and her team wants to support the department by fundraising for state-of-the-art equipment, environmental comforts to enhance the patient experience and to provide specialty staff training.

Donate today

Brighton Half Marathon Pacers

Club members join the pacing team at the Brighton Half Marathon

This February two club members ran as pacers at the annual Brighton Half Marathon.

By pacing in a time of three hours they were able to support and encourage runners of all abilities who were taking part. Many were taking part for the first time and were able to complete the race in their target time.


Join us in 2022

Kickstart your running in 2022 and join us for a run!

We’re looking forward to a year of running together and supporting each other on social runs and or races.

We run every week from various locations around Brighton and Hove – and we’d love to have you join us on a trial run. Just last week 8 new runners joined us and another 9 are confirmed for this week!

If you would like to try us out before joining, you can come along to run with us on Thursday evening. To arrange your trial run, please complete the following guest runner form.

Welcoming Women’s Sports Clubs in Sussex

Sussex People listed us among ‘welcoming women’s sports clubs in Sussex’

See the full post here

If you would like to try us out before joining, you can come along to run with us on Thursday evening. To arrange your trial run, please complete the following guest runner form.



Four of this autumn’s beginners course runners took part in Hove Park parkrun

They were supported by BHWRC club members running with them and around the course cheering them on.

They completed their first parkrun with strong finishes and were rewarded with edible medals.

We can’t wait to see more of the beginners course graduates on runs in the new year.

Santa Dash

On Saturday 11th December our members took part in the Brighton Santa Dash.

Over 800 runners in Santa suits filled Hove prom and ran to Hove Lagoon and back in a fun-filled 5K.

Many passers by and supporters also had fun seeing so many Santa Clauses run past them in good spirits!

Cross Country

Cross Country Season is Here

Our members have been taking part in the Sussex Cross Country League.

Races have taken place at Goodwood and Stanmer Park and with so many members joining us for the first time, there’s never been a better time to try it out!

Interested in joining us? Get in touch and join us each month!

Hove Park parkrun Junior Takeover

Takeover at Junior parkrun

On Sunday 12 members volunteered at junior parkrun to support the event.

From marshalling to barcode scanning, and handing out the finish tokens to tailwalking and coordinating all the volunteers at the event, our volunteers took part in a variety of roles.

Read the Report >>

Annual AGM and Awards Night

The Annual Awards and AGM Takes Place In Person For The First Time In Two Years

After hosting it last year over Zoom, our members were able to meet up to celebrate running achievements over the past year.

From Best Run Leader to Outstanding Contribution to Club Life, the evening celebrated the success of runners over the past year and thanked the past committee for their contribution and saw a new committee elected.

A buffet served by Real Junk Food Brighton offered a vegan/vegetarian banquet along with an incredible memorable cake.

Thank you to all the committee and members who worked so hard to make it safe and a success.

BHWRC Launches Autumn Beginners and Return to Run Courses

Get ready to (re)start running this autumn

We’re delighted to announce TWO running courses for this autumn.

When: Starting October 14
Where: Brighton and Hove

Beginners Course
Our Beginners Course is designed for those wanting to run and starting from the beginning, or those who have run but some time ago.

Running with a group can gave give you motivation, it’s social, meet new people with a common goal, have fun, and get out in the open air.

You may also visit parts of Brighton & Hove you have not been to before. The course follows an approved training plan (England Athletics), which has been used by our club for many years with great success.

The 10 week course costs £35.00.

Please register for the first session even if you cannot attend, so we can process the payment.

Register today

We look forward to meeting and running with you.

Return to Run
Our Return to Run is a walk/run programme designed to ease runners back into running after a break.

If you haven’t been running recently but want a friendly and supportive course to help you get back and enjoying running, this course is for you!

Autumn Update

Running and Training in Autumn 2020

Different running routes, excellent training sessions, new run leaders, personal achievements, virtual races and even a physical one for a few lucky runners plus the (virtual) AGM all filled our autumn with highlights to keep us connected.

We met up in small groups, in pairs and on solo runs and shared our achievements and running adventures. What were your highlights?

Members have continued to share their achievements with us, and you can see a snapshot on Instagram, @bh_wrc.

Now with the new guidelines in place, we have changed our running routine, but we’re adapting and ready.

Twice-weekly HiiT sessions on Zoom are back and we’re making it as easy as possible for you to find a running buddy if you need one!

We’re here to support Brighton and Hove Women’s Club Runners – so get in touch with us if you have any questions!


The RISE 8K is a highlight in the running calendar for women across Brighton and Hove.

This year was no exception, and with so many Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club (BHWRC) members signed up as volunteer marshals and runners to support the event, we were all looking forward to a wonderful celebration of running for a worthy cause with women in the running community.

When the race turned to a virtual event, we were disappointed that we weren’t all going to meet together for the first race in months, but BHWRC were not deterred.

Our Club Captain set up a fundraising page, raising £590 from generous members, family and friends.

Throughout the week when we could run the RISE 8K, run leaders organised small groups to join them on an 8K around Brighton and Hove, while other runners ran solo or inspired other people to join them.

We hope that next year we will be able to reunite with everyone on the start line in 2021, but there is no doubt 2020 will be a memorable RISE 8K.

Well done to all the runners of BHWRC for rising to the challenge, showing your commitment to complete the race, albeit virtually and enjoy the company of other runners to raise money for such an important charity.

We look forward to seeing everyone’s medals in the coming weeks – keep an eye on Instagram.

About RISE:

R.I.S.E stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education.

RISE helps those affected by domestic abuse and works alongside survivors by giving practical support to help them rebuild safer lives. This can only be achieved through the money raised at its events, including the RISE 8K and Heroes Run.

Every year RISE supports over 1,800 women and their families to recover and reclaim their lives. RISE offers practical help ranging from direct advice, therapy and group support, to refuge space to those in urgent need.

Up and Running Through 2020

The Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club (BHWRC) committee are an amazing group of leaders volunteering their time to run the club.

When they were elected last year it would have been impossible for them to anticipate what 2020 would bring their way.

Despite the challenges, small groups of runs are led all around Brighton and Hove each week by BHWRC.

Weekly HIIT classes, training sessions, trail runs and runs of all distances and paces offer plenty of variety for new runners and long-standing members alike to maintain fitness, meet new faces and improve their mental and physical well-being.

The organisation of the weekly rota is expertly put together by BHWRC volunteers with all the runs going live on a Sunday for the coming week. We are enjoying seeing new ladies join us to try out the club and new run leaders taking on new responsibilities.

We are grateful to all members who have offered to lead runs and sessions these past few months, as well as the committee for carefully following and relaying the guidelines from England Athletics to ensure we can meet safely and responsibly.

Some of our recent runs have been shared on Instagram – if they inspire you to join us, please get in touch! We hope to see you on a run soon!


We’d like to invite men and women, existing and non-runners to join us for an easy, sociable run/walk and talk to support Time to Talk day on Thursday February 6th 2020.

The run/walk activity will be 30 minutes (15 minutes out and 15 minutes back) and as you can decide to run or walk at your own ability, everyone is welcome. The event hopes to improve mental wellbeing through running/walking and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people to talk about it.

This activity is supported by our club’s volunteer Mental Health Champions and other club members. After the run, please do join us for a chat at The Sussex pub which is nearby.

For more information please contact: [email protected]

Or just turn up on the night!

Meet at the seafront entrance to the King Alfred car park at 7pm on Thursday 6th February 2020

Run Up To Christmas

Needing some motivation for running in December? Or need an extra incentive to escape the Christmas pressures and get out running?

Than this virtual running challange might be just right for you, its from 1st Dec – 25th Dec, you choose your distance, uploaded your runs to the link, and you will get a lovely medal in the post.

And 50% of the profits go to Mind Charity, you can also buddy up and complete it with others and you do not have to run everyday.

Run Up To Christmas

October highlights

October has seem some super human efforts from our amazing club members, representing BHWRC locally and across the country! We’ve seen members old and new taking part in Rise 8K, raising funds and awareness for a very important local charity. A massive well done to our Beginner graduates who took part in what was for many their first race since completing the course earlier this year.

Also in October:
Beach Head 10K and marathon
Great South Run
West Sussex Fun Run League fixtures
An ultra marathon (phew)
Hove Prom 10K
Oxford Half Marathon
Royal Parks half marathon
And much, much more…including the usual weekly club runs and training.

A reminder too that now the clocks have changed and the evenings are much darker, make sure you wear reflective or high viz clothing and lights. Members are also asked to have ICE details (in case of emergency) with them at all times. These can be made or purchased quite cheaply. Speak to our club captains Maggie or George if you’d like more details.

Happy running!

England Athletics Club visit to BHWRC

England Athletics’ Chair Myra Nimmo joined Club Support Manager Sarah Gardiner on a visit to the Sussex club this month.

Read more

Women’s Sport Week!

We are really proud to have been featured in this great article on the England Athletics’ website. It’s all about who we are and the activities we offer as a women’s running club!

Women’s Sport Week – Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club

Clubmark Accreditation

Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for sports clubs operated by England Athletics.

Brighton & Hove Women’s Running Club has seen their membership increase considerably over the last couple of years and now provide numerous activities for a wide range of abilities and aspirations for over 150 members. Offering social running as well as training for participation in races from 5k events to ultra runs, the club is a hive of activity and friendliness. Organisation is key and the club epitomises this.

Being one of only a few clubs nationally, and the only club in Sussex with the adult running club accreditation of Clubmark, BHWRC has been setting the pace in their own way.

On completing the Clubmark journey, Clubmark Coordinator Carol Grant commented, “Going through the Clubmark process made us take a fresh look at everything we do, from looking after the safety and welfare of our members, through to providing a variety of training options and making sure we are as inclusive as possible. Getting the accreditation has been a huge accolade and everyone feels really proud to be meeting the RunTogether standards for an effective, well run club.”

March 2018

"Running has helped me have a healthy positive outlook. I love it. The friends I have made are brilliant!"