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Mission Statement

The Hardley Runners want to help everyone on the Waterside achieve their running goals. We provide training, races and social runs for all running abilities, from those that want to win, to those that want fitness, fun and friendship. Whether an accomplished runner, a lapsed runner or an absolute beginner, Hardley Runners is here for you

Beginners

We regret that our long-awaited free Beginners' Course scheduled to start on Monday 21 June has been potponed becuase of Covid regulations.  If all goes according to the new plan then the course will start on 19 July.  Keep your fingers crossed! Details are on our Beginners page.

Covid 19

As Covid restrictions relax we are gradually getting back to our new normal.

Stay safe and enjoy the freedom of running.

Membership fees

Our AGM decided that we will memberships fees for the current year will be at 2019 rates but with special arrangements for people who can't afford to pay because of Covid.  Jane will be in touch soon.

Click here for our membership page.

What's New?

New! Isolation 5K week 25 results added 23 June - see Results tab
New! Minutes of 21 May committee meeting and 9 June AGM added 13 June - see Committee tab
New! New Training Schedule added 2 June - see Training tab
New! Isolation 5K week 22 results and CC6 overall results added 31 May - see Results tab
New! New Independent Training Schedule added 23 May - see Training tab
New! April CC6 and latest Hardley-a-Half and Hardley-a-Round results added 11 May- see Results tab
New! Covid risk assessment and new training schedule added 9 March - see Training tab
New! Hardley a Half (or Full) Challege - details added 4 April - See Race Diary tab
New! Training - some mile times added 27 March - see Training tab
New! CC6 report added 21 March and Feb 10K results updated.
New! Isolation 5K week 11 results and FKT Challenge update added 15 March - see Results tab
New! March Plogging Challenge added 11 March - see Race Diary tab
New! Provisional 2021 RR10 dates added 11 March - see Race Diary tab and scroll down
New! Minutes of 24 Feb committee meeting added 28 February - see Committee tab
New! New 5 mile route added 26 January - see Training tab
New! Training page updated and fast 5K route added 10 January - see Training tab
New! Virtual events - everything from 5K to 53K - added 1 January - see Race Diary tab
New! Isolation 5K annual summary added 1 January - see Results tab
New! 12 Ks of Christmas: Results added 1 January - see Results tab
New! Virtual 5M CC Challenge - results added 1 November - see Results tab
New! Minutes of 14 October committee meeting added 17 October - see Committee tab
New! vCC5 Challenge - details added 5 October - see News tab
New! New logo added 24 September - see top left of this page
New! Hardley-a-Round Challenge - details added 14 August - see News tab
New! Isolation virtual 10K Club championships - Results added 13 July - see Results tab
New! Well done Annie! Half marathon news added 2 July - see News tab
New! Grizzly results added 10 March - see Results tab

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.

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Last updated 23-Jun-2021.

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