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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)

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

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

Saturday: XC 10:00 (Sports Centre)

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 we have the opportunity to join Brighton Phoenix Athletics Club on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Ask any committee member or coach for more details on these too.

Committee 2016-2017

  • President: Tilly Ellis-Jarman 
  • Vice President: Calum Upton 
  • Track and Field Captain: Femi Danso 
  • XC Captain: Calum Upton
  • Social Secs: Dylan Terry and Jennie McCaughin
  • Treasurer and Welfare Officer: Josh Rainer 

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)

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 3rd February 2018

    Venue Hillingdon House Farm Sports Ground

    Address Gatting Way, Uxbridge, London , UB8 1ES

  • BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships:

    Date 16-18 February 2018

    Venue EIS Sheffield

    Address Coppleridge Road, Sheffield , S9 5DA

  • BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships: 

    Date 5 - 7 May 2018

    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 14th Sussex XC League 1 Goodwood
Nov 11th Sussex XC League 2 Bexhill
Nov 19th Brighton 10km Brighton
Dec 2nd Sussex XC League 3 Lancing
Feb 10th Sussex XC League 4 Stanmer
Feb 25th Brighton Half Marathon Brighton

Indoor and Outdoor Track:

Date: Entry Deadline: Event: Venue:
3rd Dec 26th Nov Lee Valley Open Lee Valley
3rd Dec 3rd Dec WSEH Winter Series Eton
10th Dec tbc Brunel Throws & Jumps Series Brunel
16th/17th Dec tbc Southern Indoor CE Championships Lee Valley
1st Jan 29th Dec Lee Valley Open Lee Valley
7th Jan 7th Jan WSEH Winter Series Eton
11th Jan 11th Jan Horsham 50m Sprints Open Horsham
13th/14th Jan tbc Southern Indoor Championships Lee Valley
27th/ 28th Jan 21st Jan London Indoor Games Lee Valley
1st Feb 1st Feb Horsham 50m Sprints Horsham
4th Feb tbc Brunel Throws & Jumps Series Brunel
4th Feb 4th Feb WSEH Winter Series Eton
7th Feb tbc Soar Open Lee Valley
22nd Feb tbc Horsham BlueStars Open Series Horsham
18th Mar tbc Brunel Throws & Jumps Series Brunel
14th Apr - Southern Athletics League 1 tbc
20th May - Southern Athletics League 2 tbc
9th/10th Jun tbc South of England Championships Crystal Palace
23rd Jun - Southern Athletics League 3 tbc
14th Jul - Southern Athletics League 4 tbc
18th 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 Dylan and Jennie.

First Socials:

27th September – All Fresher’s dress in white – Falmer Bar for initiations, Walkabout, Pryzm

4th October – Pub Golf: 9 holes, 9 drinks. Try and survive.

11th October -  House Party

18th October – Anything but Clothes: Bin bag, toilet roll, balloons? 


                    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:

Below are the Leaves we have achieved so far this year:


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 - Lucy Williams

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

Sports Development Manager - Sarah Hall

Email: sarah.h@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 877322
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Assistant - Doron Mazor

Email: doron.m@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 87387
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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