Calendar

Our Hardley Runners Calendar includes most of the events Hardley Runners are likely to enter.  If there's anything you'd like added please ask Tamsin Roberts who keeps the calendar up to date.

You can show week, month or just the days with something on using the tabs on the top right.  And the little drop down arrow to the right of the tabs enables you to show/hide public holidays.  Click on an event to read more about it.  Event details can change so please always check websites for final details.  And if you find something that's incorrect please let us know so we can update the entry.

   

 

 

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The First CC6 - Fleming Park - Sunday 17 September 2017

It hardly seems a moment since the last RR10 but already the CC6 season is upon us.  The first race is at Fleming Park, Eastleigh.  Details are on the CC6 website (see Links tab above).

Scroll down for the fixture list.  Races are free; all you have too do is turn up and wear a Hardley shirt or vest (see Kit tab above if you'd like to buy one).  The races start at 9.30 prompt so be sure to get there on time.

The Grizzly - 18 March 2018 - ballot opens 18 September 2017

What's not to like?  It's a fabulous off road race organised by Axe Valley Runners in beautiful East Devon. Twentyish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of the multiest-terrain running experience you will find this side of the end of time. The Grizzly has over 3,500' ascent in its 20 miles;. There are two sections of shingle beach, totalling well over a mile; the famous Valley of the Bogs and the infamous Stairway to Heaven.

The Grizzly is so popular there's a ballot to enter.  Go on.  Give it a go.  You've nothing to lose as they allow transfers up to the last minute so you can get your entry fee back from someone who didn't get in if you decide not to do it.

You can see some Hardley pics from 2017 here and this short video gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Grizzly 2018 now has a race name - May the Course be with You!  The date has been set for Sunday March 18th 2018 - please make a note in your diaries. 

Entries for the 2018 Grizzly will again be done by ballot. The online ballot will open at 10.00 a.m. on Monday 18th September and will close at 8.00 p.m. on Friday 6th October. Ballot results are expected to be announced no later than Friday 13th October.

So enter the ballot - it's the least you can do.  More information here http://axevalleyrunners.org.uk/grizzly/

The Second CC6 - Whiteley - Sunday 1 October 2017

A challenging course with some nice muddy bits and it is free!  There will be car share from Applemore.  Why not give it a go.

Christmas Handicap - Sunday 17th December 2017

Please save the date.  More details nearer the time but the basic idea is that you predict your time for 9.5K and run without a watch.  The person nearest their predicted time is the winner.  Fancy dress is welcome but not compulsory.

Hants Road Race League

The Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) is an annual series of road races for all runners from participating clubs in the County.  We field two men's teams (four per team) and two ladies' teams (three per team).  Club members who take part in the events are automatically members of the teams if they finish high enough up the field.  For some of the events where we are not well represented you may find you are in the team just by turning up! 

The fixture list for the 2017/18 season was as follows. 

  Date Race
1
3 September 2017
Overton 5
 2 
 24 September 2017
Solent Half
 3 
19 November 2017
Gosport Half
4
26 November 2017
Hayling 10
 5 
3 December 2017
Victory 5
 6 
14 January 2018
Stubb'ton 10K
 7 
4 February 2018
Ryde 10
 8 
18 March 2018
Eastleigh 10K
9
8 April 2018
Salisbury 10
10

6 May 2018

Alton 10
11
20 May 2018
Netley 10K
12
24 June 2018
Lordshil 10Kl

Cross Country

There are two main series of events where we field teams - the CC6s and the Hampshire League.  

CC6

CC6 Captain, Simon Ibbotson, writes, "The CC6s are now a series of 8 races held over the winter period on cross country courses (lots of lovely mud :-) ). Each course is between 4 and 5 miles (most around 4.5 miles) and is hosted by one or more clubs so that everyone is able to run 7 out of the 8 races. They are free for club members and the only requirement is that you run in club colours, please contact me if you need a Hardley Vest or T-Shirt.

I will email you leading up to each event with more information on courses, conditions, etc.  I will also be emailing to ask for your help with the marshaling and setting up of our own race at Dibden Inclosure on 5th November.   The CC6s are always great fun and I will hopefully see many of you there. Please note that as parking can be very limited at these venues I would like to request that you try to car share wherever possible, thank you."

You can find out more about these races by visiting the CC6 website (see links page).  The 2017/18 fixture list is below. All races start at 9.30am. 

Date Venue Organisers
17th September 2017 Fleming Park, Eastleigh Eastleigh, Hedge End & Itchen Spitfires
1st October 2017 Whitely Stubbington & Netley
5th November 2017 Dibden Inclosure Hardley
10th December 2017 Janesmoor Pond (Stoney Cross) Lordshill & Wessex
7th January 2018 Badger Farm Winchester, Southampton AC & Running Sisters
21st January 2018 Kings Garn Gutter Inclosure (Stoney Cross) Romsey, Halterworth & Southampton Tri
18th February 2018 Denny Wood Totton
11th March 2018 Wilverley Plain New Forest, Lymington Tri & Lymington Athletes

Hampshire Athletics Cross Country Season

The Hampshire Cross Country League provides 5 great races FREE of charge for EA registered runners. As EA subs are only £14.50 and also provide a minimum of £2 discount on each Open race that's incredibly good value.

If you're not already registered you can add EA membership at any time by using Paysubsonline.

These events are held all over the County.  There is a league plus the Hampshire Championships.    The league events are free provided you are an EA member.  Races are held on Saturdays and the normal start time is 13.35 for women (6km) and 14.30 for men (10km).  You can find out more about these races by visiting the Hampshire Athletics website (see links page).  Please check the Hampshire Athletics website (see Links tab above) for any changes and instructions before you set off.

The 2017/18 Hants Cross Country League fixtures is below. Car share is available for these races:

14 Oct 2017

King’s Park, Bournemouth

11 Nov 2017

QE Country Park

2 Dec 2017

Popham Airfield, Micheldever

13 Jan 2018

Prospect Park, Reading

10 Feb 2018

Aldershot TBC

Other events (dates and venues to be advised)

In addition to the CC6s and the HCCL we field teams at the Southern Championships and the Nationals and other events listed below.  If you'd like to enter any of these events (runners of all standards welcome - you don't have to be fast to enjoy the experience) please contact our caretaker Cross Country Captain, Mick Anglim.  We usually run a free minibus for the Southerns and the Nationals. 

We also try to field teams for

RR10 Series

RR10s are by far the most popular events with our members.  The RR10 league is a series of races organised by running clubs in south-west Hampshire for their members. The races are held on Wednesday evenings during the spring and summer.  Entry is free. All of the races are 4-5 miles off-road. The standard of runners varies from 5-minute milers to 12+ minute milers so, however fast you are, there will always be someone to compete with or just enjoy a run together if that's what you prefer. The only requirement is to wear a Hardley vest on the night and there are usually some for sale at the race for £12, so please do give the series a try. There is usually a lift share from the Applemore car park. 

The league has become very popular with record numbers attending so for the 2016 season onwards there are some minor changes in hand to accommodate more people.  There will be 11 races with each club dropping out on one so each club will take part in 10 races including one as organiser as at present. 

Every runner will still have nine races to compete in, of which their best six will count for the league position, as in previous years.


Please do not attend our drop out race as a spectator!

The dates for the 2017 season are below.  2018 is likely to be similar.

RR10 Fixture List for 2017
  Date  Venue   Organiser Drop Out Club
1

Apr 19

Royal Victoria Country Park

7.00pm

Itchen Spitfires/ Southampton AC

Halterworth

2

May 3

Stoney Cross

7.15pm

Totton RC

Romsey RR / Eastleigh RC

3

May 17

Wilverley, Sway

7.30pm

New Forest Runners

Hedge End

4

May 31

Recreation Ground, Blackfield

7.30pm

Hardley Runners

Winchester AC / Wessex RR

5

June 7

Fleming Park

7.30pm

Running Sisters / Halterworth

Itchen Spitfires/ Southampton AC

6

June 21

Manor Farm Country Park

7.30pm

Hedge End

New Forest

7

July 5

Marwell

7.30pm

Eastleigh RC

Hardley

8

July 12

Whiteley

7.30pm

Stubbington

Lordshill

9

July 19

Janesmoor Pond, Stoney Cross

7.30pm

Wessex RR / Romsey RR

Stubbington/Running Sisters

10

Aug 2

Itchen Valley Country Park

7.15pm

Lordshill RR

Totton

11

Aug16

IBM Hursley Park

7.15pm

Winchester AC

none

For more information please see the RR10 website or contact our RR10 Captain (see Contact Us page)

parkruns - free weekly 5K runs

There are free weekly timed runs at Brockenhurst, Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Eastleigh, Southampton and Charlton Playing Fields, Andover.  All you have to do is register in advance and turn up any Saturday morning at 9am.  There's no charge. Sounds like an excellent way of getting in a quick workout and monitoring your fitness. Click here for details

FFFK Series at Boscombe

Fast, Flat, Five Kilometres fortnightly on Fridays, this is a good run to get a fast 5km time. Or if you’re just starting on your running journey you can avoid those pesky hills and get carried along by the other runners

The course is ‘out and back’ from Boscombe Pier towards Southbourne whichis is closed to vehicles keeping you a little safer during the race.

You can stroll, jog, run or sprint, it’s your gig. However, once you receive your finishing time you’ll find it addictive to ‘chip away’ at it fortnightly. You won’t always feel up to aiming for a PB so take it as a fun run with friends and family.

The 2017 season dates are

13/1/17 

Race 1

27/1/17 

Race 2

10/2/17

Race 3

24/2/17

Race 4

10/3/17

Race 5

24/3/17

Race 6

7/4/17

Race 7

21/4/17

Race 8

28/4/17

Lap of honour. This will be our final race of the series at Boscombe. We will have a few treats up our sleeves…

 Entries cost £4.  Details are here

Magic Miles

Our friends at Lordshill Road Runners have a series of timed mile events open to members of other clubs.  You need to register and get a barcode, a process which is simple and which will be familiar to parkrunners.  The events are on Southampton Common starting near the Cowherds at 6.30pm. 

You can read more about the events and register here.

Cycling Time Trials

We are 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.

See this season's events at: http://www.southdc.org.uk/cevents.htm

If you would like more information please contact Mick Anglim.

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