Welcome to our running group

Next run: Wednesday 20 March 2019

About our group

Sam Murphy and Jeff Pyrah set up Rye Runners in August 2010 and we've been growing in size - and ambition! - ever since. We welcome runners of all levels to our multi-ability coached sessions. And for those taking their first steps, we run regular 10-week beginners' courses. Sam and Jeff are both British Athletics qualified coaches and we have qualified running leaders Gareth McCully, Jo Pappenheim, Helen Proud, Ted Wilson and Fiona Patten assisting, so there is always plenty of support.

Lots of people enquiring about the group ask 'how far do you run?' During the hour-long session, we might cover somewhere between 3 and 6 miles, but it's almost never in the form of a continuous steady run. We focus more on 'quality' training like intervals, speedwork, hills or threshold sessions, along with some drills and exercises to improve technique, strength and efficiency. The way sessions are structured means that everyone gets to work at their own level, even with people of very different speeds/abilities. It's also really valuable in improving your speed and endurance - and it's more fun!

Contact details

Samantha Pyrah - Group Leader


Meet our run leaders

Our locations


At the Cricket/Football Pavilion on the Salts.

Rye Harbour car park

Broomhill Sands car-park

Iden playing field car-park