Eastbourne Rovers was founded in 1894, initially as a Cycling and Athletic Club. The first athletic meetings were held at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, but in 1952 the Club moved to The Oval, Princes Park, when the new "cinder" track, with grass cycling track around the outside, was opened. In 1999, we moved to our current home at Eastbourne Sports Park.
Throughout the summer our junior athletes compete in the Sussex Under 13s and Under 15s Leagues and County and English Schools events. In the winter they compete in Sussex cross country events.
Senior members compete in the Southern Athletics League, the Sussex Masters League, the Sussex Cross Country League and the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League and the Sussex Grand Prix road running series.
Club members have exclusive use of the all weather floodlit track at Eastbourne Sports Park between 5.30 and 7.30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year for training and coaching sessions. In addition to general sessions for younger athletes, there are specialised training groups for sprinting, middle distance and cross country running, jumps and throws. There is also a jogging group aimed at parents wanting to keep fit while their children train. The training sessions are all led by qualified and DBS checked coaches.
At 8.45 every Saturday and Sunday morning we meet for an informal cross country run or jog at Whitbread Hollow, Beachy Head - which must be one of the most scenic runs in the country!
On Monday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, from September to March, members from all age groups participate in Circuit Training sessions at the Cavendish School Gym. For variety, each of the Club Coaches takes it in turn to devise and lead a 6 week programme.
Access to all club sessions and participation in individual and group coaching is included in the annual membership subscription. There is no additional entry or coaching fees.
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