Welcome to our running group

Next run: Sunday 07 June 2020

About our group




J and M Running is all about getting people running in Mid Sussex, whatever their starting point.

We have been going for over nine years now and have met some wonderful people whom we hope are still running, a bit, a lot, we don't mind!

 We (Julie and Marion) with Bev, Dave, Liz, Lisa, Gemma, Pauline and Paul can help you to get started and learn to love running like we do.  We provide friendly, no-frills groups so you can run with like-minded people.

The next complete beginner 7 week ‘Learn to Run’ course will start on Thursday April 2nd 2020  meeting at 7pm on Thursdays and onTuesdays.  

This starter group will build you up gradually, at your own pace, towards completing 5k at the end of the 7 weeks.  No one is left behind!  The group meets at Beech Hurst Gardens in Haywards Heath, next to the Harvester Restaurant, RH16 4BB. You can book online now to reserve your place, or email marionhemsworth@aol.com or phone 07749 824393  for further details.

Thre is also a 'Get Back to Running' course staring at the end of February on Tuesday mornings.  Sign up for all six weeks or drop-in when you can.  Please book or email for more information.

We are supporting the #RunAndTalk campaign with Mind which promotes awareness of running as a way to improve mental wellbeing.  Watch this space for the next #RunAndTalk!

On Mondays a J and M Group led by Liz and Lisa meets at 7pm also at Beech Hurst. This group aims to help runners progress to running 4 or 5 miles comfortably. Suitable for any pace. 

On Tuesdays at 6pm we meet at Beech Hurst Gardens in Haywards Heath RH16 4BB, outside The Harvester Restaurant. (The meet location changes in Winter to Clair Hall Car Park RH16 3DN). This run is for all abilities and is a mixture of off and on road, average distance 5 miles, led by Paul.

Lisa and Pauline have started another group, Beginner Plus, aimed at those who have just completed a Learn to Run course and can run about 5k. These runs will be about 5k at a gentle pace to help you to build up gradually. Meet at the car park behind the Co-op in Lindfield at 7pm on Thursdays.

We also have an Earlybirds Group that meets at 6.15 am at the Dolphin Leisure Centre in Haywards Heath on Fridays (term time only), led by Gemma.  The runs with this group are a little longer, running about 5 miles.  

We have occasional Downs Runs when everyone is welcome to run or walk with us on the South Downs.  

STOP PRESS: The next Downs Run is on Sunday 2nd February meeting at 9am in Jack and Jill Windmills car park. Please join us to run or walk for about an hour.

All these groups are drop-in, pay as you go, £2 a session.

The cost for the 7 week beginner course is £35, to be paid at the first session or booked online. The other runs cost £2 a session, pay as you go.

We donate the run money collected to charity – currently Crohn's and Colitis UK, St Peter and St James Hospice and CRY.

Julie and Marion are both qualified England Athletics running coaches and first aid trained. Liz, Lisa, Dave, Gemma, Pauline and Paul are also qualified run leaders.

Hope to hear from you or see you on a run!

Contact Group

Contact details

Marion Hemsworth - Group Leader

01444 414475

Meet our Team

Our locations


Under the covered courtyard to the left of the Harvester restaurant.

Outside the cricket pavilion in the park adjacent to the Clair Hall car park.

Just inside the leisure centre at a table in the cafe area.

Just inside the Leisure Centre at a table near Reception

Dolphin Leisure Centre, RH16 1LY, cafe area

Beech Hurst Gardens, RH16 4BB, by Harvester

Clair Hall car park, RH16 3DN, cricket pavilion

Car park next to the windmills

Car park next to the windmills

Cricket Pavilion, Clair Park, RH16 3DN

Whitemans Green Cuckfield at cricket pavilion

Ditchling Beacon Car Park. BN1 8ZB

The Wilderness car park behind All Saints Church, Lindfield, RH16 2JB

Car park behind the Co-op off Lindfield High Street

Southwater Country Park Car Park

Age UK, Lamb House, 2 Kleinwort Close, Haywards Heath, next to Beech Hurst

The Bent Arms Lindfield RH16 2HP