History

Formed in 1999 to cater for the needs of local runners, Wadhurst Runners has grown steadily – particularly over the last couple of years – and our membership now stands at over 70 active members, plus a number of social members.

Our first season competing in the Sussex Grand Prix was 2000. Despite only having 12 founding members we finished a magnificent 6th place and in the years since then we have consistently punched over our weight.

In addition to competing locally in races, members of the club have worn the Wadhurst red, white and blue vest with pride in competitions throughout the world including many European countries and even as far away as Thailand! Many of our runners also take part in some of the most famous running events such as the The Virgin London Marathon.

However the club’s roots were born out of a desire to use running as a social form of exercise and many of our members are happy to run purely for fun without the need to compete in races. We hold several events each year, including an Awards Dinner.

If you’d like to join us, why not come along to one of our training sessions? It is often best to call first in case members are away at a race. You can contact Albert Kemp, our club Chairman, on 01580 200024.

Alternatively email us for more information and an application form.

The club is affiliated to England Athletics: affiliation number 2658753. We are also members of: The Sussex Grand Prix, Sussex Athletics and Sussex County Amateur Athletics Association. From our formation, we have our home base at Wadhurst Sports Centre, Lower High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6BA. This enables members to have use of the changing and shower facilities both before and after training runs, which start and finish at the Centre.