Welcome to our running group

Next run: Tuesday 20 April 2021

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

Update from March 29th 2021:

HURRAH we are allowed to run again in groups of six.  You can book runs here on the website or on the app.

Not all the previous sessions are back yet as we all get used to another change in our routine.

'Back to Running' on Wednesday evenings is for those who have hardly run at all during the last three months.

Looking forward to when we can all meet together again!

 We (Julie and Marion) with Dave, Lisa, Gemma, Anna 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.

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 Julie, Dave or Marion meets at 7pm at Beech Hurst. This group aims to help runners progress to running 4 or 5 miles comfortably. Suitable for any pace.  CURRENTLY ON HOLD

On Tuesdays at 6pm, 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 6.30pm the 'Get me Back to 5k' group meets at Beech Hurst. The distance run will build up slowly and gently to 5k.

Lisa's 5k group meets on Thursdays and is 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 6.30 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.  

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

All these group sessions have to be booked in advance, £2 a session.

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. Lisa, Dave, Gemma, Anna and Paul are also qualified run leaders.

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

Contact Group

Contact details

Elizabeth Carter - 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