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Academy (U11, U13, U15)

Please see our Academy page.

U17, U20

We run training sessions on the track for U17 and U20 athletes on Tuesdays from 17:45 to 19:45.

(NB for club membership purposes U17 athletes are ‘Junior’ and U20 athletes are ‘Adult’, but U17 and U20 train together.)

For more information, please contact Sally Brown, our Junior Athletes Coordinator,

Adult runners

We have a series of runs and training sessions available for adult runners of all levels of ability.

10.00 on Saturdays – coached sessions on the track catering for mixed ability groups using a mixture of intervals & fun technical sessions

8:00 most Sundays – countryside run from Lewes or from a point nearby.

19:00 on Tuesdays – town or countryside run (depending on season), starting from club house at back of the Leisure Centre, except on the first Tuesday of every month when we meet at a local pub instead. Three different runs from near-beginners to advanced.

19:00 on Wednesdays – interval session on the track for our ‘Performance Group’ of fastest male and female adult distance runners (by invitation only).

19:00 on Thursdays – interval session on the track for our ‘Event Group’ of all other adult runners. Four different ability groups from near-beginners to advanced.

We keep a record of recent Thursday training sessions and race results at the Lewes AC wiki training page.

If you are interested in the adult running side with a view to joining the club, or would like more information on Tuesday or Thursday evening sessions, please contact David Foster  Email: runningfit@lewesac.co.uk

For for Saturday morning sessions, please Email: runlewes@lewesac.co.uk

Please feel free to just come along to try out some sessions.

Adult Track and Field

Adults have the opportunity to be coached in all specific track and field events including track endurance events.

New members and those wishing to take on a new event are advised to contact the club or any of the event specific coaches for exact details and timing of coaching.

Race Walking  (also includes  speed walking,  power walking, fast walking  or just walking!)

Many will have seen walkers hot footing it around the track especially on a Saturday morning some are doing 10k ( 25 laps ) others doing fast intervals work.

Training schedule that are set by the coach are quite similar to running endurance sessions. One big difference is the technique required for walking basically one foot on the ground at all times and preferably with a straight leg during the initial contact with the ground. It may sound difficult and look hard to achieve but it is in fact relatively easy with the correct training.

Training is held most Saturday mornings 09.00 to 11.00 and either Wednesday afternoon about 15.30 – 17.00pm and/or Thursday evenings 16.30 to 18.30. Other sessions are arranged as necessary and introductory training courses are planned during the Spring and Summer.

All club members across all ages and standards have the opportunity to race walk and join with others in a very friendly but competitive part of athletics.  The race walking coach Pete Selby can be contacted at pwselby@hotmail.co.uk or just turn up at one of the sessions.