Lingfield Running Club has a friendly and sociable approach to running and currently has almost 200 members ranging in age from the late teens to 70+.
Our members’ running interests are very diverse and range from jogging for the sake of fitness to running distances ranging from fun runs through to marathons and beyond. We cater for a wide range of abilities – hares and tortoises!
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 8pm
Sunday – 12 noon till 5.30pm
Throughout the year we run as a club from VS&SC at 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and at 9 am and 10 am on Saturday mornings. 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 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.
Covid precautions – you can find England Athletics full guidance here. If you do run from the club, please check in with your NHS Covid-19 app using the QR code pinned to the wooden gas meter door, to the front left of the building.
We have a Mens and Ladies Cross Country team and compete in the Surrey Cross Country League and the East Surrey Cross Country League
The club is also a very social group, with various events taking place throughout the year.
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.
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.