Looking for running clubs or groups in Surrey/Sussex

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18/01/2010 at 13:13
I am looking for a running group or club in Surrey/Sussex.  Need to kick start myself and looking for  a beginers group, before I conquer the world.  Any suggestions from anyone welcome.  Thank you
18/01/2010 at 13:18
You'll have to give us a bit more than that to work with, Guy.  Surrey and Sussex cover a huge area and there are loads of running clubs.  Which town are you in?
18/01/2010 at 13:47
Epsom and area but I don't mind travelling a bit...
18/01/2010 at 14:50

The are a number of running clubs and groups in that area:

Epsom Oddballs Running Club

Epsom & Ewell Harriers

 Tadworth Running Club

Dorking and Mole Valley AC

Reigate Priory Running Club

All the above are affiliated clubs, there is a non affiliated group of runners in Ahtead, called Ashtead Running Group funnily enough. 

Dorking and Mole Valley have started beginners groups in the past, not sure if they still do them.

The specialist running shop in Ashtead (Run to Live) start new beiginners groups this week.

Hope this helps

18/01/2010 at 16:24
I believe most, if not all, running clubs cater to the beginners as well. Just contact them (I mean the above suggestions!!) and they'll be happy to help I'm sure. Runners are usually friendly people - I think!!
Edited: 18/01/2010 at 16:25
18/01/2010 at 18:21

That is a tremendous response many thanks to all you who have reolied so quickly, that gives me a good running start (no pun intended  )  I now have less excuses - drat!

 Thanks again


17/10/2012 at 16:33

Hi all, new to this site,

I am looking to join a running club in the South - tried one recently

but didnt' feel it catered for beginners, will give it another try next week.

It was great to be a potential member and hear about other runners experiences.

Ive been running/jogging (im not a sprinter) for quite a few years and want

to get better and go for a 5 or maybe 10k run, perhaps charity or marathon.

I get to 2 minutes then my lungs pack up!..so it would be good to follow some

kind of training programme, gain the encouragement/motivation from

other runners, and more importantly, improve my fitness!

 Anyone else in the same situation..?

16/05/2013 at 15:44

I am starting a Run England running group at St Johns, Woking, Surrey. This is a 'fun run' group, so not coaching but proper warm-up, varied runs, off-road, sociable, free. I aim to take mixed ability including beginners, and the social and encouragement aspect of running in a group is important. We are on the Run England web site and have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/StJohns.Run4Fun/

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