Epsom provides some of the best running routes. As well as plenty of hilly routes, there are off-road options on Epsom Common, Horton Country Park and on Epsom Downs. There are also plenty of smaller parks such as Roseberry Park, Long Grove Park and Court Recreation Ground.
The area around Horton Lane is ideal for road running. The surface is good and although it is by a main road, there is not much traffic and few pedestrians. It also leads nicely on to Horton Country park. We have a couple of suggestions for routes here
There are a few local parkruns around. For those that don't know, parkrun is a free, weekly, volunteer-led 5k time run for all abilities. All you need to run is a barcode which you can get by registering on their web site.
parkruns are always on a Saturday at 9am.
Takes place in Nonsuch park, Cheam/Ewell. A 2-lap course around the park, which switches to a 3-lap course in the winter.
Takes place in Banstead Woods. An almost-two-lap net downhill course with a challenging climb at the start and half way.
For 4-14 year olds. Junior parkruns are 2k events held on Sunday mornings.
Takes place in Nonsuch park. An out-and-back course that follows a loop.
Clubs & Groups
There are a few options to get out and run in a group in Epsom
Running with Matt offers sessions for all abilities. Sessions take place in Nonsuch Park.
Ashtead Running Group meet on Tuesday evenings.
A club based in Ashtead that train on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. They run from 3-5 miles.
Road running club in Epsom that train on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
A women-only club that offers runs on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, meeting at various locations in Epsom and Ewell.
There are runs for various abilities and distances.
A track club that meet at Epsom and Ewell running track for training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Route suggestions on WalkJogRun
Route suggestions on mapmyrun
Horton Lane Routes
See our routes page for a couple of good options around Horton Lane
Some ideas for running sessions