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2019 Beginners' Course

Our current course started on Monday 1 April.  But you may not be too late.  Please feel free to contact our coach, Christine Harris, to find out more (07708 118114 or Landline 02380 844339 or energybar6@btinternet.com ). 

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Membership - subs are due

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What's New?

New! Alresford 10K and Man v Horse results added 16 June - see Results tab
New! Mile times added 16 June - see Training tab
New! Copythorne success for beginners plus a Scilly swimrun - added 16 June - see News page
New! Results added 12 June for RR10 Race 6 at Ampfield Wood - see Results tab
New! Henley 24 hour relay - report and results added 10 June - see Results tab
New! Results added 5 June for RR10 Race 5 at Fleming Park- see Results tab
New! Netley 10K results added 19 May - see Results tab
New! Dan's Drumming at The Glen - added 18 May - see Social tab
New! Happy faces at Training - added 18 May - see Training tab
New! Results for the Alton 10 and the Lymington 10K added 18 May - see Results tab
New! Beginners week 6 report and pictures added 9 May - see Beginners page
New! Paddy's longest ever run - added 9 May - see News tab
New! ABP races - report and pictures added 8 May - see Results tab
New! Beginners' course group photo added 6 May - click here to see
New! ABP Southampton races - results added 6 May - see Results tab
New! London Marathon - Hannah's report and results added 2 May - see Results tab and scroll down
New! New training schedule added 2 May - see Training tab
New! Results for the 2nd RR10 at Stoney Cross added May Day - see Results tab
New! Results for the first RR10 at Netley added 17 April - see Results page
New! Solent Half entries are open - see Solent Half tab
New! Vicki's parkrun A to Z - added 17 April - see News tab
New! HRRL Salisbury 10 results added 17 April - see Results tab
New! Solent Half gifts to charity - for details see News tab - added 5 April

Beginners Running Group

We have a beginners' group for who feel daunted about joining a running club or those who are unsure where or how to start. Our aim is to help new and inexperienced runners achieve their running goals. Whether that be weight loss, increased fitness, running their first race or simply progressing from walking to jogging. There more information on our training pages.  If you'd like to join or just want to find out more please contact Christine Harris ( 07708 118114, energybar6@btinternet.com )

Introduction to Hardley Runners

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Hardley Runners is a Waterside based club affiliated to a number of sports associations including UK Athletics, the Southern and Hampshire Athletics Association, the Trail Running Association, the Fell Runners Association, British Triathlon and the Hampshire Sports Council. We currently have around 200 members, both male and female, who range from sub-6 minute mile pace to the casual jogger.

Members meet at Applemore Recreation Centre every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm for training runs of between 5 and 10 miles or for structured training sessions. We also meet most Sunday mornings at 8:30am, at a venue agreed each week, for a longer run of between 10 and 15 miles on forest trails.

The club has a diverse membership, enjoying both road and off-road running. We participate in the popular summer RR10 Wednesday evening league in which we have had many team and individual successes and regularly enter the largest number of competitors. The 10 fixtures against other local running clubs occur fortnightly on evenings between April and August over distances of between 4 and 6 miles. We also participate in the Hampshire and CC6 Cross Country Leagues, which each consist of weekend events during the winter months. These races are just some of the free events enjoyed by our club members.

We take part in the Hampshire Road Race league and have runners in the London Marathon each year. Annually we award open and age-related club championship trophies based on a local road race and a handicap trophy based on a 10k forest trail run. The latter event is followed by a pub lunch at which the draw for the club places in the London Marathon is held.

We are also affiliated to Cycling Time Trials which allows any of our members to take part in both local Club Time Trials and Open events. From March to September there is a full programme of local events which cost c£3 to enter on the day.  For more information see our Race Diary page.

We had the distinction of being National Trail Running team champions for four consecutive years.   Club members regularly take part in the prestigious OMM (Original Mountain Marathon - formerly KIMM) and the Saunders Mountain Marathon and have won honours in both events.

We organise the popular Solent Half Marathon at Gang Warily and both an RR10 and a CC6 event, through which club members make their contribution to the local running calendar.

We are affiliated to British Triathlon, membership of which provides entitlement to compete in British and National Championships and eligibility to qualify for GB representation.   Hardley members can save £11 on their Individual BTF membership which provides a minimum saving of £4 on every Triathlon and Duathlon entry.  Members represent Great Britain in Age Related triathlon and duathlon and have won National, British, European and World titles.

On the social front the club holds cycling trips, theatre trips, Youth Hostel and camping weekends and our Hardley Hilly Half awards presentation lunch is always well supported.

We welcome new members and our annual subscription is excellent value at £30 including England Athletics membership or £15 for people who don't want to take part in races.  If you are interested in joining us or would like more information please feel free to send us an e-mail (see contact us tab). Or you can go straight to the subscriptions page.

The contents of this site are Hardley Runners unless otherwise stated.

Last updated 16-Jun-2019.

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