We Run! Hassocks
Who are WeRun?
We are a free community running group based in Hassocks, West Sussex. Founded in 2013 we now have over 500 Facebook group members, including members of several other local running clubs. We have fun runners and ultra runners, day runners and night runners. As we as getting out together in all weathers we organise charity events and group runs. Join us on our Facebook Group where we promote all sorts of local running and sporting activities, not just our own.
For the last eight years we've gathered at 8am on Boxing Day to run from Jack and Jill windmills along the ridge to Ditchling Beacon and back. In the first year there were 5 of us and 2 dogs,for the past 3 years there have been over 50 of us.
We also organise the Hassocks Hic, the Solstice Runs, the Tank Tracks Challenge the Hassocks Gold Run and the infamous Hassocks Hash!
Going the Distance
GtD is a free
weekly opportunity for local runners to add mileage to their weekly training. It is particularly aimed at runners planning to run longer distances. We aim to meet at 7:15 every Wednesday evening.
you could get very fit!
Each spring we organise a charity event in which we each run between 1 and 26.2 miles up and down Hassocks High Street. In 2014 the Hassocks Sport Relief Marathon raised over £700 for Sport Relief. Over the years we have raised over £2,000 for St Peter & St James Hospice. In 2017 we raised over £500 to help "Keep Pearl's Parents By Her Side".
In 2018 we raised over £500 for Sport Relief and in 2019 we ran for St Peter & St James again.
Last September we raised over £1,900 "painting" the village Gold raising money for Childhood Cancer Awareness with the Hassocks Goes Gold campaign. This year the total raised by the Gold Run was over £4,500!
Getting out together
What we love best is to get out and run together. In groups big or small there is always something going on. There are often weekend groups runs, "parkrun tourist" runs, group entries to organised runs or just getting out for a run in our lovely local countryside. There is lively forum for chat and organising runs on our Facebook page. If you have an idea, share it!
Our Run Leaders
Our group is sponsored by Aspire Fitness Solutions. Aspire provide free administration for the group, and in return we wear the company logo on the lovely tee-shirts that they organise for us. Aspire also provide personal training for people who would like progress with their health and fitness. But there is no obligation for We Runners to join Aspire - Thanks !