Road Running Information

Road Runners in Sussex are well served with the provision of road race events from 5 km to marathon distance and beyond. Many are hosted by clubs and some by organisations and they include two Sussex County Championship races - 10 kilometres and a half marathon - and an annual Road Relay Championship.

Information about the Sussex County Championship races can be found on the County Championships page, which includes details of qualification, fixtures, medals and results.

The Sussex AA Road Running Executive Panel chooses the two races each year. This panel is open to all Sussex affiliated athletes to have their say.

The Harvey Curtis Sussex Road Race Challenge has been introduced to promote, develop and reward competitive road racing among the county’s best distance runners and a series is run each year utilising the best road races in Sussex.

The aim of the challenge is to bring together the best of our runners in order to raise the standards with prize money for the most successful teams and individuals.

If you wish to promote a road race then your race director can find all the information necessary on the Race Director's Portal on the Run Britain website click here.

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact the members of the Sussex Road Running Executive Panel, whose names and contact details can be found below. Feedback from the road running community in Sussex is always welcome, as well as volunteers to join the Executive Panel to help with actions and bring new ideas.


Road Running Executive Panel


Graham Jessop

Graham Jessop has been on the Sussex road running scene for more than 20 years, as a Road Race Organiser, Club Coach, Referee and County Road Running Secretary. 

He is a former Chairman of the SEAA Road Running Management Committee and is currently Treasurer of the English Road Running Association and the Non Track and Field Club's Representative on the UKA Member's Council.


Graham Ashdown

Graham is a member of Brighton & Hove AC, serving on their committee. He is a former Sussex County Champion and is the current Sussex Road Running Permits secretary.             



Secretary: Bob Page 
Bob Page is Chairman of Arena 80 AC and also a level 3 club coach. He helps organise the Hove Prom 10k and Hove Park Races. Bob has been an active member of Sussex Athletics since 2001. In 2008 he initiated the Sussex 10k Challenge in order to improve the standards in Sussex road running.