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 – both 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 opening hours from 18th June 2021 are:
Monday to Thursday – 5pm till 9.30pm
Friday – 4pm till 10.30pm
Saturday – 11am till 8.30pm
Sunday – 12noon till 5pm
Throughout the year we run as a club from VS&SC at 7 pm on both 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 and also organises the Lingfield 10s races (formerly known as the Dry Hill 10) in July, a large part of the proceeds of which are donated to a nominated charity.
The club has both Ladies’ and Men’s Cross Country teams who take part in their respective Surrey Cross Country leagues and compete in four events over the winter season.
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.
The club is also a very social group, with various events taking place throughout the year.
If 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 on a no obligation basis before making your mind up whether to join the club. We have many experienced runners in the club 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.