Massive congratulations are most definitely in order for a group of dedicated BH Frontrunners who completed the Run to the Sea ultra marathon that took place last weekend on the 5th June. The course is a hilly trail run through the Sussex countryside and the runners courageously braved some hot and sweaty summer conditions. Well done to Rob Graham, Claire Alleguen, Brett Massey, Matt Roff, James Smith, Sonia Tester-Allen, Damian Brewer and Zohre Ashraf who all completed the 50km distance in some superb times.

Not only that, but Claire and Rob finished 1st in their respective age categories! What a fantastic effort all round – do check out all of their official times here. We’ll also be posting a race report from one of the team very soon too, so watch this space.

The afternoon finished with some well deserved drinks and food. Well done Frontrunners ultra team – you are awesome!

Club runs are back!

We are delighted to announce that due to the changes to COVID-19 regulations happening on 29th March, we can now meet as a group. To celebrate we are holding an additional session on Monday 29th at Preston Park. This will be lead by Damo. Our regular Wednesday will commence on 31st meeting at our usual King Alfred spot at 7pm. For a full list of our upcoming events, please see the events section of the website. We are so excited to be able to meet again and we look forward to seeing you there!
(for details on Coronavirus and rules on sport and social distancing please see the gov.uk website)

Club runs suspended

Unfortunately organised group club runs have once again been suspended in light of the changing Covid-19 situation, in line with recommendations from England Athletics. Please see the statement from their website here.

For general Coronavirus updates and regulations please also visit the gov.uk website. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For information on what we are doing as a club in response to the situation please see the Covid-19 section of our website.

5K Charity challenge!

Frontrunner Kerry Bonham completed an amazing challenge throughout the month of October to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Read all about her amazing challenge here and also see the link below if you would like to still sponsor her for this very worthy cause.

From 26th September to 25th October, I ran 5000 metres (5km) every day to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association. 
I was inspired to do this by my partner Lauren’s cousin, who was diagnosed with MND in 2018. Cousin Chris is one of 5000 people in the UK who are living with MND, which is why the number 5000 is important to the charity. 
Over the course of the 30 days, I ran my 5k at various times of day, and in all weathers. I really enjoyed picking different routes, because I got to see so much beautiful scenery, and I met lots of lovely people too. Even when it was dark and raining, the support from my family and friends kept me motivated. 
So far, I’ve raised £582 for MNDA, which will make such a difference to those living with MND! Thank you to everyone for spurring me on during my challenge! 

Keep on running!

In these uncertain and frustrating times of COVID-19, it can be difficult to stay motivated to run. Thankfully government guidelines still permit us to partake in one form of socially distanced exercise.

Here at Brighton and Hove Frontrunners we are continuing to run – albeit alone, but checking in with each other on social media. We also have training tips and our very own ‘selfie challenge’! There has never been a better time to put on your running shoes.

Check out our social media to find out more about how we are continuing to run safely.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

As you are aware the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all major running events. Following England Athletics guidance we are cancelling all training and race meets for the time being.

Also, in light of guidance issued by the UK Government regarding public gatherings, the commitee has also taken the decision to cancel our bi-monthly social events until further notice.

The situation is changing rapidly so please see our social media feeds and website for any updates, and if you have any further questions about this please email us directly on brightonandhovefrontrunners@gmail.com

Safe, happy and healthy running,

Brighton and Hove Frontrunners Committee.

Happy Birthday Frontrunners!

We are now officially one year old! This week marked our first year of the club and to celebrate we spent Sunday at the pub enjoying a roast (sadly the beach BBQ was not possible due to the weather). Here’s to the next year and beyond.

Trans Pride 5K run

As part of the Trans Pride celebrations last weekend, the festival held their first fun run on Sunday 21st July. Some of our Frontrunners were proud to take part and join in the fun – a fantastic effort all round (especially given the night of celebrations on the Saturday night before!).

The event also marked the end of the Couch to 5K course run in conjunction with Trans Can sport, who are dedicated to transforming the wellbeing of trans people through physical activity. The course was run by one of our leaders in running fitness, George. Well done to George for leading and many congratulations to all of the graduates – hopefully this marks the start of a strong relationship with Trans Can sports and the fantastic work they do. We are hoping that we will also have some new Frontrunners joining us as a result.

To find out more about Trans Can sport you can visit their website here.