Who we are

Congratulations, you’ve made your first step to what we hope will be a very friendly, fun filled experience. The club was formed in 2018 with the ethos that it would be a supportive and friendly club for everyone. We don’t feel the need to constantly talk of speed, distance and PB’s – some people can find it intimidating and off putting. So, instead, we have worked as a committee to create a culture where people come to enjoy their running, work at their own pace, have a good time, see the different routes available around our great town, and go away laughing and wanting more.

That’s not to say that we don’t enter races and encourage people to do their best in them. If someone is working towards a specific goal, then the club is more than happy to support them every step of the way.

As the club has expanded we have forged together a strong Committee and group of Run Leaders to help. Along with the members, they will form the heart and soul of the club, they also come from different walks of life and have different sets of abilities and skills. This places them in a perfect position to help everyone at the club. So, if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask any of the Run Leaders for advice during one of our training sessions.

If you have any general questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the relevant members of the committee or contact me direct on: 07843 270081 or send me a message: info@eastgrinsteadrunners.co.uk.

I wish you all the best in your running and hope to see you at training soon.

Best wishes,

Jim Dorrington

Club Chairman


Here is our club committee:

Jim Dorrington – Club Chairman

After a ‘one off’ marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice in 2015, Jim became hooked and has gone on to race many more! Since joining the club he has developed a love of trail running and has even added a few ultras to the mix for good measure. He loves adding a bit of cheek and banter to club runs, meaning, he’s often running a bit faster just to avoid a well deserved slap!


Natalie Moon – Club Secretary

Updated Profile coming soon!


Ange Stark - Treasurer 

Ange has always been into some form of exercise but took up running many years ago to give up smoking, She is pleased to say it has worked. :-) Ange enjoys the freedom and sense of achievement she gets from running, She will moan, a lot, and struggle to get up those hills, but at the end of a run you will always hear her say, "really enjoyed that!"


Tim Winkley – Head Coach

Updated Profile coming soon!


Matt Inge - Membership Secretary

Matt started running in 2018 to get fit after a health scare. He was soon looking for others to run with, which is when Matt saw Martin setting up this group. Since joining he has discovered a love for trail running and enjoys seeing how much other runners improve. Matt tries to run 3 or 4 times a week.


Cat McHugh - Welfare  & Kit Officer 

Turning up to East Grinstead Runners first session was the best decision. Cat has moaned, Cat has fallen aka Bambi but is still going. As much as she disliked hills and grass they have now grown a friendship. When your head is telling you “I can’t do it” tell yourself “I can do it”.


Sean Begley - Media Officer

Sean Started running with us in 2019 as a complete beginner. Over the last two years he has ran in many run events including the Brighton Marathon in September 2021! Sean loves to see new members grow. Sean is a social butterfly and will talk to/help just about anyone, just don't ask him about his real name. 


Paul Atherton - Club Development Officer

Updated profile coming soon!

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