This month, we’re talking about how CrossFit supports you outside the gym. Today, we want to highlight local running clubs in the Portsmouth and Southsea area so you can use your fitness from CrossFit outside the box. 

Running is a great way to improve fitness and your cardiovascular ability, which can help you within CrossFit sessions too—a win-win!

Love Running Southsea

Love Running Southsea is based in Southsea and welcomes runners of all abilities in a non-competitive and supportive environment. They offer various weekly run sessions, from Couch 2 5K to advanced groups, covering road and off-road routes. The club focuses on inclusivity and provides a friendly, encouraging atmosphere.

  • When: Various weekly run sessions
  • Where: Southsea

Croxtons Run Club

Community-oriented and supported by New Balance, Croxtons Run Club is perfect for mixed-ability group runs. Enjoy a run and then unwind with 15% off post-run refreshments.

  • When: 8am, Every Saturday
  • Where: Croxtons, Southsea


Portsmouth Joggers

Portsmouth Joggers is a friendly club with over 200 members, from beginners to ultra-marathon runners. Join them  for a run in groups suited to different abilities.

  • When: 7pm, Every Tuesday & Thursday
  • Where: Lakeside 1000 North Harbour


RunSouth Run Club

RunSouth Run Club focuses on community, connection, and culture. Join them for Sunday runs in Southsea.

  • When: 8:30am, Sunday
  • Where: Hunter Gatherer Coffee


Dash Collective

Dash Collective brings together those who love outdoor challenges and good times. Join them  for running or riding on trails, followed by delicious food and drinks.

  • When: Various times (Check their website for specific events)
  • Where: Various unique locations

Trail Events with Great Food and Drink


Baffins Fit Club

A friendly running group based in Portsmouth, meeting every Monday evening. They cater to all runners, focusing on social running and having a good time.

  • When: 6:30pm, Monday
  • Where: Behind the library adjacent to Baffins Pond


Hilsea Running Club

A relaxed and inclusive free running club for all abilities and ages. Join them for social runs at Hilsea Lido.

  • When: 6:30pm, Tuesday
  • Where: Hilsea Lido


Sunny Days Run Club

A friendly amateur run club in Southsea. Join them for track night intervals or Sunday runs, suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

  • When:
    • Tuesday track night intervals (7-8pm)
    • Sunday 5k & 10k run (9am)
  • Where: Southsea


There are plenty of running clubs in the Portsmouth and Southsea that offer a supportive community to either help you get into running or to enable you to channel your love of running, or just offer an opportunity to meet new people. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, there’s a club for you!

At CrossFit Choice we love to see our members embrace new sports, hobbies and activities, especially when they are new to the world of fitness and exercise. Running clubs like these are perfect for everyone of all abilities and are a great way to explore the local area and enjoy the light evenings.

If you’re not a member of CrossFit Choice, but want to improve your fitness levels so you can enjoy activities like running or even if you want to improve your running ability, get in touch and book a free trial session, we’d love to see you!