Running with SAC (pre-book via

Tuesday 7pm to 8pm.
Paced run bubbles for our adult runners.
Meet at Steyning Leisure Centre Tennis Courts.

Assistant Coach: Liz Claridge.
Leader in Running Fitness.
Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

Leaders in Running Fitness: Camilla Bishop, Shane Bridgeman, Carly Pretty, Andy Pumfman, Claire Ridley, Phillipa Ritchie.

Even paced Runs for all abilities. We split into bubbles covering a range of paces/distances, so there is something suitable for all, from beginners to seasoned runners.

We start at 7pm, and are done by 8pm. It is therefore a useful run for parents of our Juniors (who train separately at the same time), as well as anyone who would like to get into running, or just join a social group of runners each week.

Tuesday sessions are not competitive, and there are runners of all speeds who attend.

New runners must contact us to let us know they are planning to attend.


Thursday: 7pm to 8pm.
Steyning AC Clubhouse, Charlton Street, Steyning.

Coach: Adrian Brown.
L2 Performance Coach, UK Athletics.
L2 Triathlon Coach, British Triathlon.

Suitable for runners of all levels who are looking to improve their times, from 5km to Ultra-Marathon.

Coached outdoor sessions around Steyning and the South Downs. Typically interval training – incorporating speed, resistance and technique.

To get involved, book into a session and turn up in your run kit. Wear something light / reflective. Runners are welcome to join us for a few weeks before deciding whether they would like to become members. Runners must book before attending. This can be done here.

Benefits of joining SAC:

  • Members of the West Sussex Fun Run League, with reduced cost entry for members for all 18 races.
  • Members of the Sussex Grand Prix.
  • Club ballot place(s) for London Marathon each year.
  • Club entry to the South Downs Way 100 Mile Relay, invitation only event, each year.

Contact Us for more information.

Training Plans

You can access great run training plans from the folks at RunTogether using the links below.

Training Plan – Keep Me Going‘ is for you if you feel comfortable running/jogging around 5km without stopping and run at least twice each month. If you’re looking for something to keep you running, this is the plan for you.

Training Plan – Challenge Me‘ is for you if you run at least once a week and are looking to increase your pace or distance. If you’re looking for something to challenge you, this is the one for you


Click here to see more of how Steyning AC are involved in the #runandtalk initiative

Why run Intervals?

  • Compared to running at a steady pace, intervals will burn more fat, both during and after your session.
  • Increase your aerobic capacity (VO2 max), which will increase your stamina.
  • You will be able to run faster, for longer.
  • Burn lactic acid more efficiently.
  • Makes your heart stronger and more efficient (more blood per beat).

Why run Hill Reps?

  • Works muscles differently – builds strength in glutes, quads and calves as well as upper body.
  • Improves your running economy (how well your body uses oxygen).

Why run in the cold?

  • The cold turns white fat (insulation) into brown fat (burns calories).
  • Your heart doesn’t have to work so hard – so you can train harder.
  • Optimum temperature for performance gain is 10 or 11 degrees C.

Why run in the rain?

  • Finding secure footing uses more of your coordinating/stabilising muscles, like a trail run.