Eastbourne Rovers Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. We are a friendly group catering for all abilities from beginners through to experienced runners, with an excellent social side. There are different pace groups, so you will be able to find a group to train with, whatever your goals.
In the winter we usually meet at the Eastbourne Sports Park or the seafront. Our group runs are usually between 4 and 7 miles around the streets of Eastbourne. Our regular interval sessions may be on the road, track or a suitable hill! In the summer months we move some of our runs to the Downs.
If you are considering coming along, please check the timetable to see where we are meeting on that day.
In addition to the midweek training, many Rovers take part at Eastbourne parkrun every Saturday and regularly organise weekend training and social runs amongst themselves in the members Facebook group. Socials and popular races may be added to the timetable. In addition to parkrun, there will usually be a Rover or two at the St Wilfrid’s Hospice café from around 10:30am on Saturday.
Whether you are running for fitness, training for a marathon, anything in between or beyond, give us a go. Prospective members can try two sessions before committing to join. Each January and June we run a popular Couch to 5K programme for beginners.
As well as the official club sessions, membership benefits include insurance, discounts, London Marathon club ballot (rules apply) and annual awards.
If you require further information on the Road Runners please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page selecting the Road Running option.
Road Runners compete in many events throughout the year from 5k to marathons and beyond.
From October to March we compete in the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League. There are 6 races over courses of approximately 5 miles that vary from open downland to very muddy woodland! Eastbourne Rovers occasionally host the races at either Whitbread Hollow or Warren Hill. There is also the opportunity to run in the Sussex County league on a Saturday
Sussex Grand Prix
The Sussex Grand Prix is a 12-race series made up of some of the best road races in Sussex. The competition runs from March to November. Races vary from 5 to 15 miles, and your best 6 results count.
Road Runners Age Grade Grand Prix
The Road Runners Age Grade Grand Prix is only open to members who train with Road Runners at least twice a month. 12 low-cost local races are selected, your best 5 results count. Scores are based on age grade to level the playing field.
Eastbourne parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Shinewater Park at 9 am. It is not a race, but a free, timed 5k run.