We are Oxted Runners
welcome runners of all standards from Beginners through to those training for a marathon or something even more challenging!
The main club run takes place on Tuesday evenings and during the winter utilises a regular 5 mile road route around the lit streets of Limpsfield and Oxted. On Thursday evenings, a smaller group meets and explores alternative road routes. Subject to demand, sometimes others participate in a variety of training routines to boost speed. To spice things up during the dark winter months we organise monthly handicap runs, pairs runs, reverse route runs, off-road torchlit runs on Limpsfield Chart, and generally do whatever we can to make running through the winter months a more pleasurable experience.
We participate in races and other running events
We encourage members to enter local races and annually organise a club race series with events ranging from 5k to Half Marathon. Many members also enter running events further afield, including marathons across the globe.
Members have the chance to affiliate to England Athletics via the club. Membership of EA brings a wide variety of benefits ranging from reduced entry fees for road races to discounts at Sweatshop and much more. To find out more visit the EA website.
Oxted Runners is affiliated to the Association of Running Clubs and this means that, inter alia, our club members can take part in ARC affiliated races and obtain a £2 discount on their entry fee. The races in question are listed on the ARC website.
Our club Championship 10K race is held in the summer and in the winter we join with our sister club, Holland Sports AC to compete in the Surrey Cross Country Leagues.
Another regular fixture in our club diary is the London Marathon held in April, where members volunteer their services as marshals – which is a great experience – especially if you’re assigned to help with celebrity baggage!
With the light and warmth that spring and summer evenings bring we head out to the beautiful Surrey countryside surrounding Oxted and Limpsfield, exploring the many varied footpaths and trails that criss-cross the area – a guaranteed journey of discovery! We generally split into different groups dependant on runners pace and distance ability, with route options between 5 and 8 miles available at a steady, medium and fast pace. And for added enjoyment once a month we start and finish our Tuesday evening run at a local country pub, usually just a short distance away from Oxted.
And we organise our own race
The club organises the annual Titsey Trail 10K, a popular off-road race starting at Limpsfield Chart. Since its inception in 2009, it has raised over £38,000 for local charities. The race is usually held on the first Sunday in October and we encourage our members to support this event by volunteering as marshals or race officials on the day.
We are a sociable bunch too
On the first Tuesday of every month, members are invited to socialise post run in the bar at The Limpsfield Club and during the Summer a BBQ is normally available too. We hold an annual Christmas run, which is followed by a party at The Limpsfield Club when members are invited to bring along friends and family. Post the London Marathon, everyone is welcome to join those who volunteered as marshals, together with members who have completed the race to enjoy a meal at a local pub.
More information on up and coming events is available via the Club Diary.