TRAINING – What we offer

At Brighton and Hove Athletic Club, we are dedicated to providing a high standard of coaching for all our athletes – regardless of ability – which is tailored to individual needs.

Whatever your aim – getting fit, training for a particular event or to compete for the club on the track, field, road or over cross-country, we can provide coaching and support to find the right training group for you.

We offer specialist training for all events, as well as multi-discipline coaching. Our coaches are all registered through UK Athletics (UKA); and several are qualified to Senior Club Coach level.

Once athletes have become a member and gained a place on training nights they are welcome to join any coaching group to improve upon a particular event.

For more information about training groups at the club please contact Head Coach Sarah Hewitt by email:

TRAINING GROUPS – Developing your talent starts here

Training groups give athletes the opportunity to work with other athletes whilst receiving coaching tailored to their needs. If there is space, athletes are welcome to join a group and train on a regular basis with the goal of competing for the club.

SAL match Dartford 2019


TRAINING – Where we meet


See ‘About – How to find us’ section All ages – all track distances, Sprints and Middle distance, throws and jumps.

Tuesday Evenings 17:00-20:15, Thursday Evenings 17:00-20:00

Marathon Training with Sam & Tony – Tuesday Evenings at Withdean stadium 19:00 for 19:15 start for approximately one hour.


Tuesday and Thursdays as above
Other days and venues to be advised by coach


Other days and venues are to be advised by the coach.

One of our largest training groups is the Marathon squad (which includes a wide range of athletes, from serious marathon runners, to people simply wishing to gain fitness). During the winter, there are several groups which go out for road runs in the Brighton area. Contact Sam Lambourne 01273 675717 for more information.

Road and cross-country athletes can also train with the middle distance groups on the track. In the summer, many of our road and cross-country athletes compete in the longer track races whilst track athletes wishing to compete in the longer events often train with the Marathon Squad, supplementing their training with speed work.

Read why our women’s veteran team manager, Jo Wilding, returned to Brighton & Hove AC and athletics after a 21-year break  HERE.


It is important for your safety to stick to the following rules when in the stadium:

1. Always be aware of who is around you on the track. We have some very fast sprinters, so anytime you are training, listen out for people shouting ‘TRACK’. If you hear this, you need to quickly look and see if you are in someone’s way. If you are, you must get off the track as quickly as possible.

2. Never congregate near the finish line; always leave this area of the track clear.

3. Never walk across the throwing area; always walk behind the direction the athletes are throwing.

4. When jumping, be aware of other users of the long or high jump.

5. Always follow the instructions of your coach.