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Welcome to Lewes Athletic Club
Success Through Enjoyment

Academy (U11, U13, U15)

Please see our Academy page.

U17

We run training sessions on the track for U17  athletes on Tuesdays from 18:30 to 20:15.

(NB for club membership and competition purposes Under 17 athleties are aged over 15 and 16 and classified as ‘Junior’)

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

Adult runners

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

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. There are a many different runs led by qualified leaders with groups comprised of near-beginners to advanced.

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

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

10:00 – 12:00 noon on Saturdays- The Club also offers sessions on Saturday mornings. Each session can take different forms and offers a different style to the Wednesday/Thursday track sessions. It is possible to do a session of your own design or one set by your coach if you’ve missed training during the week.

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

Please note that special arrangements are in force during the pandemic. For up to date details of our training sessions see our wiki pages:
Tuesday training
Thursday training

If you are interested in any of the adult running sessions mentioned above with a view to joining the club, or would just like more information please contact David Foster  Email: runningfit@lewesac.co.uk

If you are thinking about just starting running or have just dipped your toe into the joys of trudling around the town or the countryside, please make contact via the club’s contact page on this web site. Having made contact we can then help you on your journey.

Alternatively please feel free to just come along to try out some sessions and chat to the coaches.

Adult Track and Field

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

Those members or potential new members that wish 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.