As the winter draws in, with even darker evenings, a number of running groups are taking advantage of the well lit promenade around the King Alfred to train and run on a Wednesday night.
Where to meet?
We meet under the promenade “bus shelter” closest to the King Alfred Leisure Centre car park, located on Hove Street on the Beachside of the road. Look for the Pride flag.
If you are driving, parking is free on either Hove Street or in the King Alfred Leisure Centre car park after 6pm.
Where to get ready?
We also have access to the dry side changing and shower facilities for free within the leisure centre. Changing facilities within the King Alfred are gendered male/female, however, there are also privacy shower and changing facilities for people not wanting to use communal facilities.
Lockers require a £1 coin, which is refunded.
Where we run?
For our winter runs we are staying on the promenade and heading towards Brighton, making best use of the street lighting. Before setting off we will group similar speed runners together. If you haven’t run before or not sure what speed you run, don’t worry we can figure it out in the first part of the run and there is always someone at the back who will make sure you aren’t last.
What to wear?
We run in all weathers, so come dressed appropriate to the weather. We recommend a windproof running jacket as we are running along the seafront. There are a number of specialist running and sports shops in central Brighton and central Hove, and a number of the discount supermarkets also sell running gear at this time of year.