Formed in March 1984 the Club has grown steadily in numbers and stature and has a nucleus of qualified coaches. Members are kept in touch through this web site, through the “Notice Board” located in the clubroom overlooking the all weather track and by e-mail and a regular newsletter.
Membership is open to all abilities from beginners to the more able athletes and starts from 9 years of age right up to senior and veterans of any age. Club members have free access to the all weather 400metre track on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning club sessions. The club hires as necessary additional facilities at Priory School and the Leisure Centre. The centre includes a sports hall, gymnasium, projectile hall, fitness centre, swimming pool and other facilities.
As a member of Lewes Athletic Club it is possible to participate in a wide variety of events and activities and to represent Lewes.
Events and activities include cross country running, track and field events, leagues and championships, road running, fun running, jogging and fitness sessions and social activities. There is coaching for all age groups. The club’s Junior Academy provides age specific coaching for young athletes aged from 9 to 14.
The club encourages and expects club members to compete for the club. As the club continues to have a long waiting list for youngsters to join the club those young athletes who are already members of the club but who are not prepared to compete for the club may be asked to leave the club.
Regular events put on by Lewes AC include a 10K run with supporting shorter events on Easter Monday, a long weekend of running in France with our twinned club at Marolles located just outside Blois, The club also arranges a club triathlon and barbecue in June, an aquathlon in the summer and 10 mile and 5 mile Sussex Downland Trail runs in October and a cross country event early in the year.
Lewes AC web site and e-mail lists
This web site combined with mailing e-mail lists and the newsletter keeps club members in touch, reports on all club activities and gives details of forthcoming events and activities.
The clubs logo is taken from the “Ammonite” statue by Peter Randall-Page situated on the Lewes side of the Cuilfail tunnel.