The club was formed in 1980 by Ron Grover who built a very successful Ladies team and sprint group. The club has gone from strength to strength and now caters for 200 runners which has been achieved through being very friendly and supportive. We have a mix of members with many racing regularly and others train just to keep fit in company. Our women’s section is particularly strong and have won National titles.
There is more to the club than just running and we have many social events during the year plus our own club running events. For further information either make use of the links or contact us via e-mail arena80ac@hotmail.co.uk we look forward to hearing from you.

Team Arena

Team Arena (some of)

2016 Rye 10k 1st V40 Dan Vaughan, 1st V55 Jenny Hughes

2016 Horsham 10k 1st WO55 Jenny Hughes, 3rd SM Al Silvester, Del Wallace, Dan Vaughan

2016 Hastings 5m 1st V40 Dan Vaughan

2016 Burgess Hill SM 1st Timmy Geddin, Richard Clayton. Al Silvester

2016 Haywards Heath 10m, 1st SW Team Emily Proto, Emily Hutchinson, Jenny Hughes

2016 Haywards Heath 10m, 2nd SW Emily Proto, 3rd SW Emily Hutchinson, 1st WO55 Jenny Hughes, 1st WO35 Isobel Muir

2016 Bluebell 10k, 1st Woman Tara Shanahan

2016 Sussex road relays, W40 1st Dani Tarleton, Katherine O’Hara, Tara Shanahan

2016 Sussex road relays, 2nd SW Team Emily Proto, Julie Briggs, Caroline Hoyte

2016 Hastings Half Marathon, Dan Vaughan 1st V40

2016 Eastbourne Half Marathon, Dan Vaughan 1st V40

2015/2016 East Sussex XC League Final Season, Positions 2015/16, 1st O55 Jenny Hughes

2015 Victory 10k, 1st Men’s V50 Andy Payne, 1st Women’s V50 Louise Payne

2015 Crowborough 10K, 1st V1 Dan Vaughan, 1st V2 Jim Watson

2015 Jog Shop 20, 1st V40 Andrew Bargery

2015 Hove Prom 10k, 1st Woman Emily Proto – new course record

2015 Firle Half Marathon, 1st Men’s Del Wallace

2015 Kings Head Canter, 1st Woman Emily Proto

2015 Trailblazer Brighton, 1st Woman Katherine O’Hara

2015 Regent Park 10k, 1st Woman Emily Proto

2015 Staplehurst 10k, 1st O40 Dan Vaughan

2015 SDW 100 miles Relay, Arena B Team 2nd

2015 Hastings 5 Miles SGP, 1st VM40 Dan Vaughan, 1st WV50 Caroline Wood

2015 3 Forts Half Marathon, 1st Woman Emily Hutchinson

2015 Sussex Road Relays, Women 1st O50, 2nd O40, 3rd Senior

2015 British Masters Athletic Federation Championships XC 6k, 1st O50 Caroline Wood

2015 Finchley 20 Miles, 1st Woman Emily Proto

2015 Lydd 20 Miles, 1st Men’s Team

2015 Sussex XC League Lancing, 1st FV55 Chris Naylor

2015 Sussex XC League Lancing, 1st Vets Team

2015 Deal Half Marathon, 1st Woman Kerry Scott

2015 Darkstar River Marathon 28.2m, 1st Paul Church

2015 Sussex Masters XC Champs Lancing, 1st V35 Team Women

2014 South of England Masters XC Champs Oxford, 1st O50 Team Women Arena 80

2014 Mince Pie 10, 1st Ladies Emily Hutchinson

2014 Crowborough 10K, 1st V60 Paul Gasson

2014 British & Irish Cross Country International Nottingham, 1st O45 Julie Briggs

2014 Rursee Marathon, Mats Gedin 1st overall

2014 Sussex XC League Goodwood, 1st Women’s Vet Team

2014 Jog Shop 20, 1st Vet Andrew Bargery, 2nd Vet Malcolm Roweth

2014 Givaudian Ashford 10k, 1st O60 Paul Gasson Southern Counties Champion

2014 Sussex XC Relays W45 Champions, Fiona Jamie, Caroline Wood & Julie Briggs

2014 Mid-Summer 5 Miles, 1st SF Emily Proto

2014 Seaford Half Marathon, 1st Men’s Dan Vaughan

2014 100 Mile Relay Results, 1st Men’s B Team

2014 3 Forts Half Marathon, 1st Men’s Alan Silvester

2014 Sussex AA Road Relay Champs, 1st Women O50 new course record

2014 Spitfire 20 Miles, 1st MV40 Dan Vaughan

2014 Worthing 20 Miles, 1st Sen Woman Emily Proto

2014 1st Sussex Male Finisher Brighton Marathon Mats Gedin
2014 O50 Sussex Road Relay Champions
2014 Sussex Senior XC Champions – Women
2014 Sussex Half Marathon Champion Emily Proto
2013 Sussex Senior XC Champions – Women
2013 Sussex Masters O45 Champions Women
2013 Sussex Road Relays Women 1st Senior, 1stO50, 2nd O40
2013 Sussex 10k Champion Fiona Clark
2013 SEAA Champs Women Road Relays 1st VW Team
2013 Sussex XC Relay Champions Women
2013 Sussex Grand Prix Champion Isobel Muir
2013 Harvey Curtis Road Race Winner 1st Fiona Clark 2nd Emily Proto
2013 Sussex Grand Prix Vet Women 2nd Team