Welcome Information for New Members
We welcome runners of all abilities, from those progressing from run/walk up to 5K, to those who are faster and used to competing in running events. You will find a group to run with, whatever your level. You may be a regular runner joining us for a training session, or you may be new to running. If so we would suggest you should be capable of running 2-3 miles interspersed with walking breaks. We would recommend a Wednesday evening at Horntype Sports Centre, we have a secure storage area between the male and female changing rooms on the ground floor, where bags etc can be left. Make yourself known to a member, and they will introduce you to a coach, who help you to choose which group is suitable for you. There are normally 4 groups on Wednesday evening covering all standards
What is the difference between EA and Non EA membership?
If you are a regular runner, you will benefit by joining English Athletics such as discount on race entries and also other benefits shop discounts.
Are there any rules about safety when running with an HR group?
There is a no head phone rule and we encourage runner to wear Hi Viz garments when running after dark, and to respect other pavement users.
What basic equipment do I need to go running?
A decent pair of running shoes and comfortable clothing such as shorts or leggings. Hi Viz for those dark evening.
How many times a week do you club meet?
Main club night clubs are Tuesday and Wednesday, with track training on Monday evening at William Parker, weekly fee applies. Thursday Efforts. Further information on club website and social media Facebook and Goggle Groups Hastings Runners and monthly newsletter.
Club Championship and Races
We have two club championships which are run during the year, First Past the Post and Target Times, there are 23 clubs races during the year, of which 8 are club only, they vary in distance from 16.5 miles too 5K. Club races can only be organised with the aid of club members, so we encourage members and family to offer to help with these events.
Can I join a race or is it just for fast runners?
Of course you can, pick a short distance race first and build from there. We encourage as many people as possible to race.
How do I get a barcode for club races?
You must bring a personal club barcode, either printed or on your phone, to club races. You can obtain your barcode by visiting the barcode generator page.
Off Road Running
A number of our members enjoy the experience of running off road and enjoying our lovely countryside, in the summer on Tuesday evening we meet at a number of locations details on website.
Where can I buy Hastings Runners kit?
We have two suppliers, Super Stitch 86 Castleham Estate and GP Promo Wear Theaklen Drive.
We have a number of social actitives throughout the year, ranging from quizzes, treasure hunts, and our annual prize giving. A number runners travel to all corners of the world flying the Hastings Runners flag, including Spain Italy, France, USA, Turkey, Cyprus.
Is Hastings Runners associated with Park Run?
Park Run is a separate organisation, but several members assisted greatly with setting up Hastings Park Run and continue to be involved. Many of our runners take part, on a weekly basics.