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Success Through Enjoyment

Adult beginners group (over 16) 5k programme

We run courses for people who want to get running, but unsure where to start, and who don’t want to run on their own. The aim of the course is to get you running for around 30 minutes continuously and ultimately run a 5k. – and to have some fun while you’re doing it.

We are UK Athletics qualified Coaches & Leaders with Lewes Athletics Club based at the Lewes Leisure Centre. We run regularly all year round and take part in various events and races around the County.

We have created a beginners course as we know that starting out is a bit daunting and the most difficult step is getting out of the door!  So our aim is to get you running in an enjoyable and informal environment with like minded people – using the great outdoors as a backdrop to our sessions.

Here is what some of our recent groups have said about us:

  • I really enjoyed the course-everyone was extremely supportive, knowledgeable & encouraging
  • I am so impressed with the quality of the instruction and support. THIS IS A SUPERB COURSE!!
  • I wanted confidence and a training plan and to be social – and I got all those things
  • I am amazed that I was able to achieve the 5k goal
  • The coaches are so supportive & knowledgeable
  • I really enjoyed the course and am sad that it is ending

Each beginners course runs for 10 weeks. We meet each Saturday morning and sessions run for around 1 hour – free parking is available at our meeting point. The sessions are in largely traffic free outdoor venues in Lewes town centre. We run our course twice a year;

Spring – April start

Autumn – September start

See our information page on the England Athletics RunTogether site where you can book the sessions. We don’t ask for any money when you book, fees are payable just before the course start

Please contact us if you would like to be added to the reserve list – or feel free to call for a chat. Contact details below.

If you are looking for under 16 Junior places, please see the Junior Academy Page

Contact Details

Bev – 07973 734705

Siobhan – 07879 695956

Email: runlewes@lewesac.co.uk