A concern for potential new runners is keeping up. But don't worry, we welcome runners of all ages and abilities.
Our members include social runners, where friendship is more important than speed as well as competitive runners who race in several Sussex running leagues. We also run a ‘Couch to 5k’ course, with the next one starting on 16 April 2024.
If you’d like to come along and give the club a go, feel free to join us on
one of our regular runs.
We're always pleased to welcome and meet new members, especially to our regular club runs. If you want to come along, just drop us a line in advance, to let us know which session you'd like to join, so we can welcome you and help you find your feet.
Meeting in the Uplands car park on Wadhurst High Street at 7:15pm.
We usually run two groups depending on how fast you want to go and run for about 50-60 minutes.
In winter we follow the quiet unlit country lanes around Wadhurst- you need a torch and ideally high-viz clothing. The club will provide a reflective mesh running vest to all members.
In summer we explore the glorious local countryside along footpaths and trails.
Meeting every Wednesday at 9:30am, usually at the visitor centre in Bedgebury Forest, where we aim to run 10k along their all year forest trails.
We do sometimes meet in other locations. When we do we will inform members via email and the club’s ‘Waddies Runs’ WhatApp group.
Meeting at 9am from the Uplands car park. Distance is usually between seven and nine miles.
Occasionally we venture further afield, for example in the last year we have been to Beachy Head, Rye Harbour and the Weald Challenge route in Chiddingly.
Any changes are notified to members by email and also on the club’s ‘Waddies Runs' WhatsApp group.
COUCH TO 5K
New or returning to running? Why not join our Couch to 5K challenge and get fit, have some fun and meet new people?
Our structured 9 week course will take you through the steps to help you, by adopting a run/walk method approach, where the walking intervals will get shorter
and the running intervals get longer, building your strength and stamina to complete your first 5K run!
Our first two courses were a great success, with all participants reaching their goal. Our next course starts in Wadhurst on Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 7:15pm, led by an England Athletics accredited coach and enthusiastic volunteers, these sessions will take place in the picturesque surroundings of Wadhurst, winding along footpaths and country lanes.
Email us if you'd like to join, and we'll be with you, every step of the way.
Wadhurst Runners enjoy many social events - a summer handicap (in 2023 hosted at Lakedown Brewery) and many seasonal events around Christmas, with our Annual Christmas Dinner and Christmas Handicap Fun Run which is hosted locally and followed by festive refreshments!
Every year in May we hold an Annual Awards Dinner to highlight both club and individual achievements. This is a great opportunity to celebrate with everyone!
We also encourage non-competitive fun runs to explore new routes, scenery and a decent café en route and for those who are interested in going further afield, nationwide and overseas themed runs, half marathons, full marathons are and have been a really enjoyable part of running with the club.