We are Arena 80 Athletics Club

Arena 80 is a friendly athletics club based in Brighton and Hove. Established in 1981, we cater for over 200 runners.

We welcome everyone. Why not come and join us for a run?

Be respectful.
Be supportive.
Be the best you can be.

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Track training at Withdean Stadium

Monday Track

Our track sessions at Withdean Stadium will help develop your speed, strength, endurance and technique. Coaches will be on hand to advise athletes of all abilities. More…

Tuesday at Hove Rec

Run fast for a short distance, slow down for a bit to recover. Do it all again. These friendly interval sessions are a great way to build fitness and improve your pace. More…

Wednesday along the Downs

These are sociable steady runs of around 6-8 miles. In the summer months we take to the trails around the South Downs. You’ll discover new routes, get to know club members and enjoy the views. More…

Thursday at Hove Park

These coached training sessions provide a great workout for everyone. Sometimes we’ll do speedwork or hills or tempo runs. Perfect for runners working towards a race. More…


In addition to our regular training sessions, lots of our members take part in a wide variety of road and cross country races throughout the year.

New runners are encouraged to enter races to represent the club at all levels. The club is affiliated with Sussex Athletics, England Athletics. Veteran members (35+) are also able to represent the Southern County Veterans AC and British Masters Athletics Federation on regional and national events.

Within Sussex, there are regular Road Races from 5k to Marathon distances all year round; Cross-Country league matches and championships during the winter; and both open and championship Track and Field meets throughout the summer.

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It’s back! It is with great excitement we can announce that the Hove Prom 10k is back after two years of uncertainty. Booking is now open so put 30 October in your diary!

Arena 80 have been staging the Hove Prom 10k for 13 years. The course is two flat and fast laps along the promenade and anyone is welcome to enter (not just Arena members).

  • chipped race
  • scenic route along seafront
  • flat, fast and fun
  • all welcome!

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As a friendly and welcoming club, welfare is a top priority. Our welfare officer, Brigitte Groves, will listen to any issue that may arise, and endeavour to support your individual needs and well being. More…

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  • Fun, friendly and supportive running group
  • Receive support from qualified coaches
  • Discover our weekly training sessions
  • Join like minded people.