The 11th Hove Prom 10k Race – 21st October 2018 – 10am:
More Info: Hove Prom 10k
Arena 80 Super Series
This is a series of 12 events consisting of 6 key races for the club and 6 of our club only events. There is one event a month and to get max points you need to do at least 6. It is based on your finish position as an A80 runner in a race i.e. first A80 home 1st pt, 2nd 2 pts. It is split men and women. No extra cost except what you pay organiser to enter their event. It is based on a calendar year.
More Info: Super Series 2018
West Sussex Fun Run League
For new runners this is the best place to start if you have never raced or a little nervous. This league was set up to get people into running in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Ages and standard are at both ends of the scale, so an excellent place to start. The A80 Hove Park 5k is part of this series.
Even though called West Sussex FRL several are in East Sussex. Entry in advance is just £3 and if entering on the day it varies. Some races are on road and some off. It is best on a calendar year.
As part of the WSFRL Arena host their own race for this series, more info: Hove Park Fun Run
Web Site: WSFRL
Fixtures for 2018
Monday 1st January 2018 – Goring Road Runners Hangover 5 – 5 miles – 11.30
Monday 4th April – Lewes AC Lewes Easter Monday races – 10k – 11.15
Sunday 13th May – Portslade Hedgehoppers Hedgehoppers 5 – 5 miles – 11.00
Wednesday 16th May – Arunners Beach Run – 5 miles – 19.30
Wednesday 23rd May – Chichester Runners Trundle Hill Run – 10k – 19.30
Sunday 10th June – Arena 80 AC Hove Park 5km & junior events – 5k – 11.00 – Arena hosting
Saturday 23rd June – Burgess Hill Runners Downland Dash – 5 miles – 12.30
Wednesday 4th July – Steyning AC Roundhill Romp & Mini obstacle Romp – 6 miles – 19.00
Sunday 29th July – Henfield Joggers Seven Stiles – 4 miles – 11.00
Wednesday 1st August TBC – Worthing Striders Highdown Hike – 3.5 miles – 19.30
Wednesday 8th August – Worthing Harriers Windlesham House 4 – 4 miles – 19.15 – Still TBC
Sunday 19th August – Hove Hornets Hornets’ Stinger – 10k – 11.00
Sunday 2nd September – Fittleworth Flyers Fittleworth 5 – 5 miles – 11.00
Sunday 23rd September – Saints & Sinners Tilgate Forest – 5 miles – 11.00
Sunday 14th October – Haywards Heath Harriers Hickstead Gallop – 8k – 11.00
Sunday 28th October – Lancing Eagles Steepdown Challenge – 5 miles – 11.00
Sunday 4th November – Horsham Joggers Gunpowder Trot – 4.5 miles – 10.30
Sussex Grand Prix League
This is a league which piggy backs most Sussex Road running events and uses results to create age graded categories in 5 year steps i.e. 40-44. A lot more races make up the series but you only have to select a specific number over a variety of distances. Race fields are normally a lot larger with once again a huge mix of standards and ages,
The first runner home gets 500 points and yes first woman would also get 500 points and then on downwards. You need to do 8 events and any above this means your best 8 are calculated. At least 2 races must be 10 miles and over. Arena 80’s Hove Prom race is included in this series.
The league is based on races in current year. This is a great way of challenging yourself against runners in your age category. Cost is down to the race organiser and varies considerably. This year there was 20 races so doing 8 isn’t onerous. Club vests must be worn.
Web Site: Sussex Grand Prix
This is held every Saturday morning at 9am in Hove Park and Preston Park and in numerous venues around the whole country. You run over 5km and your time and position is recorded, with an update e-mail being sent to you post-race. Standards and ages are once age at either end of the scale but with this event you are given an age grade as well which is a good way of challenging yourself each week.
The run is absolutely free so all you need to do is register on line as Arena 80 AC, print out your bar code which is used after you cross the line and turn up whenever you want. So no excuses not to race as you train hard so put a stake in the ground and watch yourself progress.
You don’t need a vest but always good to promote the club.
New for 2018: We now have our own club parkrun competition consisting of 6 events across the different parkruns, for more details: Arena 80 parkrun series
This is a free website to promote Sussex Running and Events which contains virtually all the races going on in Sussex and includes all the above with very useful links and all the results. It also has all the other races not included above and there are loads of these including the village fetes.
Web Site: Sussex Races
The Harvey Curtis Sussex Road Race Challenge
The Harvey Curtis Sussex Road Race Challenge is the premier road running series in Sussex – promoting, developing and rewarding competitive road racing among the county’s best distance runners.
Web Site: HCSRRC
XC Fixtures 2017/18 – Sussex League & Sussex Champs
Sussex XC League
These races are held on Saturdays and are open to everybody with a huge mix of standards. The women run separately to the men and over a shorter distance. It’s a great way to socialise with our other club members and eat cake at the end. All these races are off road.
The league has divisions and this year 2017/18 A80 Women have an A team in division 1 and B team in division 2, plus other teams in division 2.
A80 men’s A team are in division 1 and B in div 2 plus other teams through to C division.
Men and Women are also in the vets league.
As this series of races is put on by Sussex AA’s club vests must be worn.
Sussex AA web site: Sussex Athletics
East Sussex XC League
This is very much like the West Sussex Fun Run League further on in this document but a much shorter series of races and all XC. All these events are on Sundays and have a larger number of people who run for enjoyment. Entry fee is £3.
The league for individuals is based on your best 4 races out of 6 but for teams it’s based on every race. These are great fun and are run in some of Sussex’s best countryside. These races are based on a distance of 5 miles.
ESXC web site: East Sussex Cross Country