About Worthing Gazelles

Founded in 1984, Goring Road Runners having been running the streets and countryside of Worthing for 40 years. After a merge and rebranding in 2023, Worthing Gazelles is a popular road and trail running club, catering to a mixed range of ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Our core aims are to be member-led, social and transparent, with a real emphasis on honesty and humour. And, yes, getting better at running too.


Our ideas

  • At least once a week, organise an evening run that ends in a pub car park. For all those that want to, we can pop in and enjoy a drink together. It’s a great way to introduce new members and guests to the club, as well as just having a general chinwag!
  • Specific training sessions that incorporate people’s goals: Running technique? Strength and Conditioning? Sunday Marathon Club?
  • Emphasis on Mental Health and importance of having the opportunities to discuss and share experiences
  • An annual Beer Mile race, with a small entry fee going to charity
  • A Christmas run to a Food Bank to give back to our local communities
  • A Couch to 5K programme for newer runners
  • Group trips to local parkruns every now and then (monthly?)
  • Annual published financial accounts and issues put to votes across the membership

More importantly, what are your ideas? We mean it when we say member led.


Coaches and Leaders

All of our coaches and leaders are UKA-Licensed and hold current DBS checks.

PersonRole
Charles SimmondsRun Coach
Steve FeestRun Leader
Phina IzardRun Leader
Bowie LycettRun Leader
Steve PigottRun Leader*
Sue PinkyRun Leader*
*Denotes that these guys are currently training, awaiting DBS results, or in some way on their journey to becoming a Leader or Coach.

Your Team

We have a team made up of unpaid volunteers, scurrying around in the background to make the everyday running of the club as seamless as it is.

PersonRole
Charles Simmonds*Chair (contact)
Head Coach
Phina Izard*Club Secretary
WSFRL Club Representative (contact)
Sarah Mann*Treasurer
Martin Loose*Membership Secretary
Rachel Allison*Welfare and Safeguarding Officer (contact)
Lynz Osland*Welfare and Safeguarding Officer (contact)
Steve Pigott*Health and Safety Officer
Amelia BrownSocial Secretary
XC Club Representative
Meg GriffithsSocial Media Extraordinaire
Nick BeaumontKit Manager
*Denotes a member of the Worthing Gazelles committee.