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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: Two Beginners' Courses for 2022

We are pleased to announce that as a result of a charity donation, this year there are two Beginner Courses in the local community.  Each course started on Monday March 28th at 6.20 pm (ready to start at 6.30 pm) and lasts for 10 weeks.

The new course is at Blackfield, meeting at the Gangwarily Sports Centre, Newlands Road.

As before our Hythe Course meets at Dibden Enclosure on the long field parallel to the A326 (near the pylon).

Please note all our Experienced Leaders, hold an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification.

The Couch to 5 K Courses are for Absolute Beginners & are adapted to a person’s ability.

What better way to discover the joy of running, meeting new people, have fun and at the same time getting fit or fitter

Alternatively, if you have run before, but need some help and motivation to restart and maintain your running, you will be most welcome.

If you are interested, perhaps want to discuss what’s involved, is it for you, please email : Chris Harris

There's more information on our Beginners page or click on the little poster to see more.

Covid 19

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

Stay safe and enjoy the freedom of running.

Safeguarding and Welfare

UK Athletics and England Athletics and all affiliated clubs have a responsibility to protect children and young people participating in our sport from harm, abuse and exploitation, and safeguarding their wellbeing. 

You may be concerned about a child, young person or adult because of something you have seen or heard, information you have been told about others, or because someone has confided in you about things that are happening or have happened to them.

It is not your responsibility to prove or decide whether a child or young person has been harmed or abused. It is, however, everyone's responsibility to respond to and report any concerns they have.

If you have a concern about a child, young person or adult in Hardley Runners please contact our Welfare Officer Peter Eric Pimentel: Mobile 07486857637 Email: 

Membership fees

Our 2022 AGM decided that memberships fees for next year (which starts on 1 April) will increase by £1 in all categories.  Plus England Athletics have raised their fee by £1 so the total increase will be £2 for EA members.  At £32 including EA our full membership remains remarkably good value.   There's no need to do anything at present.  Our membership secretary will be in touch about renewal when the time comes.

What's New?

New! 22/23 HRRL fixtures added to Race Diary 23 June - see Race Dary tab
New! Duathlon Worlds success for Hardley - added 23 June - see News tab
New! Results added 22 June for the 6th RR10 at Romsey - see Results tab
New! Results added 8 June for the 5th RR10 at Ampfield Woods - see Results tab
New! Time trial 24 May - Results added 26 May - see Training tab
New! Solent half entries are open - see Solent Half tab- added 21 May
New! Results added 19 May for the 3rd RR10 at Upper Hamble Country Park - see Results tab
New! Results added 4 May for the second RR10 at Itchen Valley Country Park
New! Triple duathlon gold for Hardley President - added 21 April - see News tab
New! Results added 20 April for the First RR10 at Fleming Park
New! Eastleigh 10K report added 3 April - see Results tab
New! 24 March Time Trial results added 3 April - see Training tab and scroll down
New! Race Diary updated 27 March to include 2022 RR10 fixture list - see Race Diary tab

Beginners Running Group

We have a beginners' group for people 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, )

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 £32 including England Athletics membership or £16 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-2022.

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