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.
Web Site: WSFRL
Sunday 1st January – Goring Road Runners Hangover 5 – 5 miles – 11.30
Monday 17th April – Lewes AC Lewes Easter Monday races – 10k – 11.15
Sunday 7th May – Portslade Hedgehoppers Hedgehoppers 5 – 5 miles – 11.00
Wednesday 17th May – Chichester Runners Trundle Hill Run – 10k – 7.30
Sunday 11th June – Arena 80 AC Hove Park 5km & junior events – 5k – 11.00 – Arena hosting.
Saturday 24th June – Burgess Hill Runners Downland Dash – 5 miles – 12.30
Wednesday 5th July – Steyning AC Roundhill Romp & Mini obstacle Romp – 6 miles – 7.30
Wednesday 12th July – Arunners Beach Run – 5 miles – 7.30
Sunday 23rd July – Henfield Joggers Seven Stiles – 4 miles – 11.00
Wednesday 2nd August TBC – Worthing Striders Highdown Hike – 3.5 miles – 7.30
Wednesday 9th August – Worthing Harriers Windlesham House 4 – 4 miles – 7.15
Sunday 20th August – Hove Hornets Hornets’ Stinger – 9.5k – 11.00
Sunday 3rd September – Fittleworth Flyers Fittleworth 5 – 5 miles – 11.00
Sunday 24th September TBC – Saints & Sinners Tilgate Forest – 5 miles – 11.00
Sunday 8th October – Haywards Heath Harriers Hickstead Gallop – 8k – 11.00
Sunday 29th October – Lancing Eagles Steepdown Challenge – 5 miles – 11.00
Sunday 5th November – Horsham Joggers Gunpowder Trot – 4.5 mils – Time TBC
Arena 80 Super Series
This is a series of 18 events some club but most piggy backing existing races. 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 here
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.
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 2016/17 – Sussex League & Sussex Champs – Now completed
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 2014/15 A80 Women have an A team in division 1 and B team in div 2, plus other teams in div2.
A80 men’s A team men are in div 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 XC League