Welcome to our running group

Next run: Sunday 29 May 2022

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 twelve years now and have met some wonderful people whom we hope are still running, a bit, a lot, we don't mind!

NEW YEARLY PAYMENT means unlimited runs!

All runs are free to book once you have paid £35 for as many runs as you want.  'Book' the Payment Run (31st July 2022) and you are set to go.

(From January 1st the payment reduces to £25.)

If new, please try us out for free for a month before paying.

 We (Julie and Marion) with Dave, Lisa, Gemma, Anna, Mark, Liz, Paul and Daren 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.


There are usually seven run sessions each week to choose from!


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

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

On Tuesdays at 6.15pm, meeting at  Clair Hall Car Park (RH16 3DN) is Paul's run. For all abilities who want to go further, and it's a mixture of off and on road, average distance 6 miles.

Wednesday evening at 7.00pm the 'We run 5k slowly' group meets at Beech Hurst. The distance run will build up slowly and gently to 5k. This group is for those new to running or need to build up again after a long interval.

Lisa's  group meets on Thursdays and is aimed at those who have completed a Learn to Run course and are building up their distance. These runs will be about 6k at a steady pace. Meet at the car park behind the Co-op in Lindfield at 7pm on Thursdays.

We also have an Earlybirds Group that meets at 6.30 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.  

On Fridays at 9.15am (term time only) is Anna's run meeting at the Woodside car park, Bolnore Village, RH16 4GJ. This will be a gentle paced run that is suitable for those that can already run 5k but want to increase their distance. It will be a mixture of on and off road (when it’s dry enough!) 

Julie is currently offering regular Downs Runs on Sundays meeting at 7.30am, moving to 8.30am in the Winter, at the Jack and Jill car park next to the windmills.  All welcome.  

All these group sessions have to be booked in advance.

We ask fo £35 a year for unlimited runs (payment now at £25 until the end of July). First month free to try us out!

NEXT learn 2 run course will start in the autumn.  

 A seven week course for those who want to start running.  We will build up gently towards completing 5k at the end of the course. Along the way, you will learn about good running form, get tips on technique and how to avoid injury. There will be two sessions per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Any questions email marionhemsworth@aol.com or phone Julie on 07749 824393.

We donate all the run money collected to charity – currently The Chris Smith Memorial Fund, Crohn's and Colitis UK, St Peter and St James Hospice and the Rockinghorse Appeal.  In December 2021 we donated £2400 in total.

We also recently gave £750 to DEC Ukraine.

We are all qualified England Athletics run leaders or coaches.  We are DBS checked and have attended safeguarding courses. Also, we are covered by public liability insurance.

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

Contact Group

Contact details

Anna Swan - Group Leader

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

Dolphin Leisure Centre - Just outside the entrance

The Woodside car park, Bolnore Village, RH16 4GJ

entrace to Ashenground and Bolnore Woods, RH16 4QA

Entrance to Ashenground and Bolnore Woods, RH16 4QA