Training

** Advanced Notice of Change of Training Location for Wednesday 1st November  **

13 BOROUGHS OF CRAWLEY - West Green Wednesday 1st November ~ 18.45 for 19.00 start

November starts with a bang and sees us gathering in West Green for the last in our 13 Boroughs of Crawley series.

As usual, it’s a 1.5 mile course that you can repeat as many times as you fancy, but because the neighbourhood is small, we’ve gone for a 2-loop arrangement. From the start on the pavement opposite West Green Park on Ifield Avenue, runners will head up Ifield Avenue, turn first left onto Ewhurst Road, first left onto Crabtree Road, left again on Town Barn Road and left again to return to the start, from where they will begin a 2nd, bigger loop: Ifield Avenue / Ewhurst Road / West Green Drive / Buckmans Road / Town Barn Road and back to the start. That gives 1.5 miles / 2.5k, so you repeat the two loops alternately as many times as you wish.

Here’s a map to make the scheme clear:

https://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/RouteMap/MyRoutes/518080

Meeting time is 6.45pm as usual on Ifield Drive, on the other side of the road from West Green Park. Parking is available in the nearby Crawley Leisure Park, but there’s also Little Crabtree Road, which runs parallel to Ifield Avenue, and other residential roads nearby. Remember that darkness will fall rapidly after 7pm, so wear bright or high viz clothing and lights if you have them.

We need at least 4 marshals to direct runners round the course, so if you’re free and not running, please volunteer . Thank you all and see you next week.


Our training run sessions are open to all abilities.

On Mondays and Wednesdays we meet at 6:45pm for a 7.00pm start. On occasion we will vary the location to accommodate our now famous "Boroughs of Crawley" series, so watch this space for details on upcoming sessions.

Our training sessions sees us gather at Tilgate Park, Tilgate Dr, Crawley, RH10 5PQ as we begin our Spring / Summer training program.

These sessions go out through Crawley in well lit areas but please do wear reflective/hi-vis clothing.

Training sessions are £1 per session whether you only attend one session or both.

On Sundays in winter, there are organised long training runs for spring marathon and half marathon runners, usually starting at 09.00am from St Nicholas' Church, Worth RH10 7RT.

Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for any changes.

During the Autumn and Winter we run around the streets of Crawley and in the Spring and Summer we go off-road into Tilgate Forest and also include some speed work sessions.

The group is divided up in to ability, speed and distance to suit everyone’s training requirements.

No one is ever left behind, distances typically range from 5k upwards depending on the group, conditions and weather.

We take part in the league races on a Sunday once a month and some Wednesday evenings during summer, when there are no WSFRL races on we often take part in other races or meet up to go out for a social Sunday morning run as well as a Friday night social run through Tilgate and Furnace Green, check our Facebook page for details and timings.

Our running coaches are very happy to help those starting out and can help prepare an individual training plan for a particular target or race.

There's also a timed 5km parkrun every Saturday at 9:00am round Tilgate Lake. Find out more about the Tilgate parkrun.