Running Days and Times

Cranleigh Sunflowers has been growing and people are keen to run during the week as well as Sunday nights.  The idea is that we offer a range of different runs.  All of the runs are for beginners and seasoned Sunflowers.  Sundays are group night.  This is where we can all meet up and have a laugh, meet new people and offer support.  Tuesday night sprints will help with fitness and Fridays distance runs will help with stamina.

Group Night - Sundays
7.25pm for 7.30pm start, Cranleigh Leisure Centre car park:  Sunflowers usual group running night, and a great night to start on. Dust off the worries of the weekend and start the new week nice and fresh! Most of the group attend on Sundays and it is a great night for beginners.  We hold a Walk2Run group for complete beginners, an intermediate group for up to 5K and a Seasoned Sunflowers Group for up to 10K.

Walk2Run -  starts at the beginning of each school term and is a 10 week course of learning to go from walking to running.  You go at your own pace with short amounts of running interspersed with walking, gradually increasing until you can run 5K without stopping.  This 10 week course cost £35 with £25 of this going towards your membership of Cranleigh Sunflowers for the year.  Please contact us here if you are interested in joining the next Walk2Run group.

Last Sunday of each month is time trial night! It is the same 5k circuit each month. You don't have to be timed if you don't wish to be, but it is a great way to see how you are improving in your running.

Mid-week Night - Tuesday   
7.25pm for 7.30pm start, Cranleigh Leisure Centre car park:  for intermediate runners up to 5K and a Seasoned Sunflowers group for up to 10K.

Distance Night - Fridays      
6.55pm for 7.00pm start, Cranleigh Leisure Centre car park: This is for Seasoned Sunflowers who want to learn to run longer distances. Minimum run is 10K so we would ask you to be comfortable up to 4-5 miles before running on a Friday night.  For those that want to run further or prepare to run a longer race, you can loop back/sprint back to improve your stamina or fitness to increase the mileage and periodically as a group we will start to offer longer runs going up in small increments each week.  This is usually in preparation for a Southwater Run (twice a year Spring and Autumn) or if there are a large number of people entering the same race.  The runs are taken at a slow pace for those people new to longer distances. It is also good opportunity to see what your nutritional needs are and also to try out drinks or snacks that you may like to take on board whilst running a further distance.