Senior athletes, from 18 and upwards, train in event based groups focused on their particular discipline at various times between 6.00 and 7.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These groups, which cover sprints, middle distance and field events, are all led by UK Athletics qualified coaches.
Eastbourne Rovers, through its coaches, has a close association with the University of Brighton's sports and exercise science faculty, which is based at the Chelsea School of Sport in Eastbourne. During the university calendar year, many of the Chelsea School of Sport students join Eastbourne Rovers, normally as second claim members, and participate in training sessions and compete for the club
In the summer, the senior male and female athletes compete in the Southern Athletics League, a mixed track and field league for clubs within the South of England Athletics Association area. There are 5 matches between the end of April and mid August. The mixed format has proved extremely popular and this relatively new League is expanding rapidly.
Senior members also compete in the Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix, a series of 18 races held in different venues throughout Sussex between February and November each year and over a variety of distances ranging from 5k to half marathon.
Our over 35 male and female athletes are eligible to compete in the Sussex Masters League. - a relatively relaxed summer league spread over 4 evenings between May and July. The meetings cater for all athletics disciplines and are split into different age groups. Our Masters athletes also compete in various other national and international events throughout the year.
In the winter our senior and junior middle distance athletes join forces and enter age and gender defined teams in the Sussex Cross Country League - a series of 4 meetings held between October and February. We also compete in the East Sussex Cross Country League - a series of 6 races over courses of approximately 5 miles that vary from open down to very muddy woodland tracks! Eastbourne Rovers hosts the race at Warren Hill, Beachy Head.