We are the oldest and largest athletic club in the area. We developed from a harriers club, which was founded over 100 years ago.

We provide coaching and competition for Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Marathons.

The club trains at Withdean Sports Complex, Tongdean Lane, Brighton BN1 5JD (see map in About – How to find us). Details of training groups and times can be found on our Training page.

We are affiliated to both the Sussex County AAA and South of England AA and compete in county, regional and national leagues and competitions.


Here at Brighton and Hove Athletic Club, we pride ourselves on providing a high standard of coaching and competition for all our members. Our successes are numerous. Our athletes have International Honours in Cross -Country, indoor and outdoor Track and Field, Masters (Veterans) and Walking events. Our teams regularly win County  titles and we have produced more County Champions than any other Sussex Club.

Amongst our alumni International Honours have been gained by: Steve Ovett, Chris Carter, Mike Winch, Andy Bristow, Sue Morley, Sonia McGeorge, Nigel Gates, Amber Anning and several Masters and Junior athletes. See our Hall of Fame, for details.


The club organises several races each year, including our prestigious annual Brighton 10k Road Race in November. (see ‘EVENTS’, Fixture List and League competitions).


The clubhouse provides the central meeting area for members before and after training. Here they can warm up before their session, and afterwards enjoy snacks and hot beverages from the tuck shop. It is also a good place for parents to meet on cold or wet training evenings!

Information about coaching, forthcoming events and race results can all be found on the club notice boards at Withdean Stadium.


Club Awards are presented twice each year. Athletes are recognised for their individual successes and team input during the summer and winter seasons.


Each year the Boxing Day Races provide a great morning out for those recovering from Christmas! This fun run takes place around the nearby Preston Park where entrants, many in fancy dress, complete up to four laps.