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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

Membership fees

Coronavirus has affected members financially in different ways. Some have lost most or all of their income.  Our committee has decided to help by waiving all Club membership fees for 2020-21. This applies to all members.  If you have not been adversely

affected and would like to make a donation to the Club then please do so to bank account number 61250503 sort code 60-20-40 with the reference being either your surname or ‘Donation’ if you wish to donate anonymously.

England Athletics held their membership fee at £15 and deferred collection.  We issued a payment request to full members early in June.

Click here for our membership page.


Hardley Runners will be following Government and England Athletics guidelines by cancelling official Training sessions with immediate effect and until further notice. These are extraordinary times and we appreciate that this decision will not be popular but the health of the wider community must come first.

With the Forest on our doorstep we know that many members will continue to take advantage of exercising in the fresh air away from other people.

If individual members choose to ignore Government advice and expose themselves and others to risk by running in an organised group they should not use the Hardley Runners’ official Facebook site to advertise meetings or wear Hardley Runners’ kit when group running. Neither should they congregate outside Applemore Leisure Centre.

All official parkruns are suspended but some members have been having fun doing our Isolation 5k Challenge and garden parkruns.  Well done!  Running is good for your health, both physical and mental.  Stay healthy first and try to keep fit in a safe way. 

Beginners' Course was due to start 30 March

We regret that the beiginners' course has been cancelled because of coronavirus.  Please see or training page (tab above) if you'd like support to do a 'couch to 5K' on your own.

What's New?

New! New Indepenedent Training Schedule added 4 August - see Training tab
New! Isolation 5K week 19 results added 2 August - see Results tab
New! Awards picnic Sunday 30 August - added 31 July - see Social tab
New! Isolation 5K week 18 results added 31 July - see Results tab
New! Isolation virtual 10K Club championships - Results added 13 July - see Results tab
New! Training pods - added 7 July - see Training tab
New! Well done Annie! Half marathon news added 2 July - see News tab
New! Club Championships - details added 1 July - see News tab

Isolation 5K and other challenges added 8 June - see Race Diary tab

Design for planned social shirts added 8 June - see Kit 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, )

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 04-Aug-2020.

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