We are Arena 80 Athletics Club

Arena 80 is a friendly running focused Athletics Club based in Brighton and Hove.

We run a busy racing calendar which includes both Road and Cross-Country events together with coached training sessions 4 evenings a week.

So if you are a seasoned runner or new to running and eager to discover the joys of training and the thrill of competing please contact us via the link below if you would like to discuss membership.

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Arena 80 have been staging the Hove Prom 10k for 14 years. The route follows a double out and back course along the Hove Promenade. The course is pancake flat and carries a certificate of course accuracy so fast times and PB’s are guaranteed!

Booking is now open so put 15 October in your diary!

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

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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 Park

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…

Man in Arena 80 vest running along Brighton seafront

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…

Wednesday along Seafront

Flat seafront run between 6 – 7 miles, can be used as a speed session, tempo run, social or recovery run. 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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Join us

  • Represent Arena80 at numerous Sussex races
  • Enjoy our 4 coached training session including our weekly inclusive track session
  • Fun, friendly and supportive running group
  • Just £45 pounds per year (discounted to £25 for the under 26’s) for first claim members plus £19 England Athletics fee.


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