Joining Arena 80

Established in 1981, this friendly and supportive club now caters for 240 runners. 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. Typically we would expect new members to have a 5k time of 25 minutes or less to fit in with our coaching groups, those near to this time and working hard to improve will also be welcome.

  • Receive advice and support with training from qualified coaches.
  • Opportunity to run with other members of similar standard.
  • Find out about more races and learn how to train more specifically.
  • Push yourself more by running with a group.
  • Make new friends who share your passion for running.
  • Enjoy social events throughout the year – not all involving running!
  • Opportunity to compete in team events at club, county and national levels.

If you are over 17 years of age you can apply for your free taster session with our club on a Monday evening at Withdean, by completing the form below. The initial free taster session will help you to decide if you will be happy at the club, and whether the training is right for you – we hope it is!

Membership is renewable annually and the membership year runs from 1st March to the end of February. You can join part way through a year.

Any Arena 80 athlete who wishes to compete as a First Claim member in UKA sanctioned events must be registered by the club with England Athletics. We are required to notify England Athletics of the athlete’s name, gender, date of birth and address. We are assured that personal data will not be shared with third parties without the athlete’s express consent.