Welcome to our running group

Next run: Saturday 21 September 2019

About our group

Sam Murphy (author of Run for Life, and the Murphy's Lore columnist in Runner's World magazine) and husband 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, David Brightling, Jane Elcombe, 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! If you are only in Rye for a weekend or holiday, you are still welcome to join us. And check out our Facebook page for information about guided long runs and other events. www.facebook.com/pg/wearerunningforever


Contact details

Samantha Pyrah - Group Leader


Meet our Team

Our locations


At the Cricket/Football Pavilion on the Salts.

Rye Harbour car park

Broomhill Sands car-park

Iden playing field car-park