Cross Country

Seaford Striders compete in the East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League, during the winter months. A six race programme, with the last event being in spring the following year.

East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League

This is a great time to build up your stamina whilst enjoying the East Sussex countryside (fields, hills & woods). This is an opportunity for you to discard your watch and forget about times or PB’s, and get involved in some real head to head racing or a slightly different challenge.

East Sussex Cross Country League
Based on last year’s races (21/22) each event costs £7 if unaffiliated or £5 affiliated on the day for adults and free for juniors up to the age of 16. However, if you want to pre-register for all 6 races you can do so before the first race in October for a heavily reduced cost.

The other benefits of pre-registering are you keep the same race number, which you bring to all 6 events (or however many you want to run), therefore you don’t have to queue and enter on the day.

For further details visit the Sunday cross country website – click here.


The Sunday season usually starts in mid October each year with the first of a six race programme, with the last event being in spring of the following year.
Each event starts at 10:30am and are approximately 5 miles.
There are also junior races (age 8 to 16) starting at 10am over distances of 1.5 to 2 miles.


The Sunday cross country league races change on an annual basis, in recent years the races have taken place at Warren Hill, Lewes, Pett, Ashdown Forrest, Wadhurst, Whitbread Hollow and Framfield to name a few.


For further details visit the Sunday cross country website – click here.

There are a number of other off road races that we compete in, the most popular ones being Seaford Half marathon & Beachy Head marathon. We also have a few Striders that run in the Saturday Sussex County Cross Country League, details of this can be found here; .

For details about the above races and other off road events keep an eye on the fixture list in the club newsletter, check out the Sussex Races website ( or ask at the training nights.

Why Join a Running Club?

There are many benefits to joining a running club here just a few reasons:

Meet like-minded people

Make lots of friends with people you already have running in common with and you can talk with people who understand your running interest/obsession! (blistered feet and all!)

Improve your running

You will always find someone who can run a little faster than you to be able to chase after. Organised sessions with interval training are designed to push you a little bit each week.

Support & Motivation

You will not only have your own personal bunch of cheerleaders but those days when you lack motivation become alot easier when there are others going out and getting it done and encouraging you. Just knowing other people will be there can make all the difference in lacing up your shoes and getting out that door!

"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."