About us

Lingfield Running Club has a friendly and sociable approach to running and in October 2023 has 160 members ranging in age from the 20s to 70+.

Our members’ running interests are very diverse and range from jogging to keep fit to running distances ranging from fun runs to marathons and beyond. We cater for a wide range of abilities – hares and tortoises!

What we can offer you!

Where

Our home base is the Victoria Sport & Social Club (VS&SC) which is centrally located in Lingfield’s High Street. You also become a member of the VS&SC when you join the Running Club. Its current opening hours are:

Monday to Thursday – 5pm till 10pm

Friday – 4pm till 11pm

Saturday – 11am till 10pm

Sunday – 12 noon till 5pm

When

We run as a club from VS&SC at 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Saturday morning numbers have declined significantly and it’s best to check the club’s Facebook page to see if anyone has said they will be running, and at what time. Simon’s group still goes out from the Victoria Club, default meeting time 10 a.m., unless they have prearranged an excursion somewhere else. If you want to join this group on WhatsApp in case you miss anything, best to email Simon on gutterworks@gmail.com.

Most of these runs are around the beautiful local countryside except for the winter evenings, when we stick to well-lit routes in the village and stay in groups, as safety is paramount.

For our more competitive runners, we hold interval/ improvement sessions at various locations in Lingfield, East Grinstead or Forest Row at 6.45/7.00 pm on Wednesday evenings. See the members’ Facebook page or newsletter (below) for up to date details and how to book a place.

The club runs a number of informal handicap races for its members during the year. We also organise the Lingfield 10s races in July, a large part of the proceeds of which are donated to a nominated charity.

Cross Country

We have Men’s and Ladies’ Cross Country teams, and compete in the Surrey Cross Country League and the East Surrey Cross Country League

Whether you’re completely new to running, or an experienced runner wondering whether Lingfield Running Club is right for you, please come along to a number of our regular runs before deciding whether to join. We have many experienced runners who are very willing to provide support and advice, whether your goal is just to get fitter, run a greater distance or smash that PB.

Newsletter

We publish a weekly newsletter with forthcoming events, results, reports and running-related articles. Contact the editor if you have anything you think would interest our members.

Newsletter 10 April 2024

Newsletter 3 April 2024

Newsletter 27 March 2024

Newsletter 20 March 2024

Newsletter 13 March 2024

Newsletter 6 March 2024