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We have a variety of training sessions per week hopefully all of which will suit some of your needs. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just looking to get fit we will have something for you.

Monday: Track 18:00 - 19:30 (Lewes Leisure Centre)

Tuesday: S+C 18:00 - 19:00 (Falmer Sports Complex Outdoor Gym)

Wednesday: Track for Sprints and Field Events 18:00 - 19:30 (Withdean Sports Complex)

Thursday: XC Intervals 18:00 - 19:00 ( Falmer Sports Complex)

Saturday: XC 11:00 (Stanmer Park); Sprints and Field Events 11:30-13:00 (Withdean Sports Complex)

Lewes is a 5 minute train journey from Falmer, and from Lewes station the track is a further 10 minute walk. Ask any committee member if you're unsure of how to get there!

On top of these all athletes have the opportunity to join local athletics clubs such as Brighton Phoenix AC and Lewes AC, etc, to further their training and performance. Ask any committee member or coach for more details on these too.

Committee 2018-2019

  • President: Calum Upton
  • Vice President: Will Swinburn 
  • Track and Field Captain: Megan Styles 
  • XC Captain: Abi Jacobs
  • Social Secs: Ronnie Withers & Tilly Pennington
  • Treasurer and Welfare Officer: Adam Harley

Email the committee at athletics@clubs.sussexstudent.com to get in touch.


  • Most Improved Club: 2013/14
  • Event of the year: 2014/15
  • Sports Personality of the year: Tom Woodall 2013/14 and 2014/15; and Sam Mccann 2014/15


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122054991237918/
Twitter: @UoSAthletics
Instagram: @sussexuniathletics
Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/311897

  • The best place to get all the up to date info!



We also have social running groups with sessions lead by the ActiveUS team!

A great way to get fit, have fun and meet new people!

Monday:  5:00-6:00 (experienced)
Wednesday:  2:00-2:30 (beginners); 3:00-4:00 (experienced)
Friday: 12:00-1:00 (social run)

Facebook: ActiveUS Fun Runs
Twitter: @ActiveUsSussex
Instagram: @actuveussussex 

For more information about ActiveUS and the ActiveUS runs ask any committee member. 

Competitions - SO MANY!!


  • BUCS Cross Country Championships: 

    Date Saturday 2rd February 2019

    Venue Bicton College

    Address East Budleigh , Budleigh Salterton , EX9 7BY

  • BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships:

    Date 15-17 February 2019

    Venue EIS Sheffield

    Address Coppleridge Road, Sheffield , S9 5DA

  • BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships: 

    Date 4 - 6 May 2019

    Venue Bedford International Stadium

    Address Barkers Lane, MK41 9SB

Please see https://www.bucs.org.uk/sport.asp?section=460&sectionTitle=Athletics for more information. 

As well as these there's a number of races to compete in throughtout the year: 

Cross Country and Road:

Date: Race: Venue:
Oct 13th Sussex XC League 1 Goodwood
Nov 10th Sussex XC League 2 Bexhill
Nov 18th Brighton 10km Brighton
Dec 1st Sussex XC League 3 Lancing
Feb 9th Sussex XC League 4 Stanmer
Feb 25th Brighton Half Marathon Brighton

Indoor and Outdoor Track:

Date: Entry Deadline: Event: Venue:
2nd Dec 25th Nov Lee Valley Open Lee Valley
2nd Dec 2nd Dec WSEH Winter Series Eton
9th Dec tbc Brunel Throws & Jumps Series Brunel
15th/16th Dec tbc Southern Indoor CE Championships Lee Valley
1st Jan 29th Dec Lee Valley Open Lee Valley
6th Jan 6th Jan WSEH Winter Series Eton
10th Jan 10th Jan Horsham 50m Sprints Open Horsham
12th/13th Jan tbc Southern Indoor Championships Lee Valley
26th/ 27th Jan 21st Jan London Indoor Games Lee Valley
31st Jan 31st Jan Horsham 50m Sprints Horsham
3rd Feb tbc Brunel Throws & Jumps Series Brunel
3rd Feb 3rd Feb WSEH Winter Series Eton
6th Feb tbc Soar Open Lee Valley
21st Feb tbc Horsham BlueStars Open Series Horsham
17th Mar tbc Brunel Throws & Jumps Series Brunel
13th Apr - Southern Athletics League 1 tbc
19th May - Southern Athletics League 2 tbc
8th/9th Jun tbc South of England Championships Crystal Palace
22nd Jun - Southern Athletics League 3 tbc
13th Jul - Southern Athletics League 4 tbc
17th Aug - Southern Athletics Leaague 5 tbc

For more information on cross country, road, indoor or outdoor track races please speak to any committee member or coach. 

Brighton has 4 fantastic Parkruns every Saturday: Bevendean Down (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bevendeandown/), Preston Park (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prestonpark/), Brighton & Hove (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighton/) and Hove Promenade (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/hovepromenade/).

Click on the links for more information on the Parkruns. 

                                                          England Institute of Sport (EIS)


                                                                       2015 BUCS Indoor Team

                      Leeds XC 2013



We host regular socials, organised by the stunning social secs, including nights out, fancy dress, fundraising (raising over £600 for Chectnut treehouse childrens hospice last year), pub quizzes and team bonding events for all athletes to have some fun with the team. For more information on socials speak to Ronnie and Tilly.


                    24 Hour Charity Row




Welfare & Inclusivity Rep:

Our welfare and inclusivity rep Josh is responsible for ensuring the well-being of all our members here at Sussex University Athletics. Josh deals with issues that our members may have ranging from non-athletics concerns such as homesickness, to ensuring safety and happiness during athletics training and social events. If you would like to contact Josh, then you can reach him via email at athletics@clubs.sussexstudent.com or alternatively talk to him at training and he will be happy to organise an alternative time to meet :) 



Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

CLICK HERE to see our current ranking in the Leaf Award Leader Board.


Below are the Leaves that have been achieved by previous committees:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.


Fundraising Leaf

The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.


Leaves 2016/17



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Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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Email: sarah.h@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 877322
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Sports Assistant - Amber Wallace

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Phone: 01273 873387
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