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Solent Half 9 October 2016

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Beginners' Course - started Monday 4 April

On Monday 4 April we started a Beginner’s running course for 10 weeks, meeting at Applemore Sports Centre 6.15 in the evening and starting at 6.30. This course is for absolute beginners. Both male and females are invited to take part, although a basic level of fitness is required.  It is not too late to join.

There is no obligation to join the Hardley Runners, however you may consider this when you achieve your final goal to run 5k!

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What's New?

New! Race Diary page updated including an invitation to Miles of Miles - give it a go! - see Race Diary tab
New! Results added 4 May for the Second RR10 at Stoney Cross - see Results tab
New! Beginners' Course pix added 2 May - see Training tab
New! Results added 2 May for the Hurstbourne Tarrant 5, the Headley 5 and the Wherwell 10K - see Results tab
New! A couple more Southampton Half results added 25 April.  Are there any more I missed?
New! Results added 24 April for the London Marathon, the Southampton Tri and the Southampton Half and 10K - see Results tab
New! New training schedule added 24 April - see Training tab
New! Time Trial 18 Feb - results added 20 April - see Training tab
New! Becoming a coach - info sheet added 19 April - see Training tab and scroll down
New! Awards lunch report and pix added 18 April - see News tab
New! Results added 18 April for Brighton Marathon and Houghton 11K trail run - see Results tab
New! Events list updated and RR10 poster added 11 April - see Race Diary tab
New! Compton Downland Challenge results added 9 April - see Results tab
New! Solent Half flyer added 8 April - see Solent Half tab
New! Solent Half entries are open - added 31 March - see Solent Half tab
New! AGM Minutes added 11 March - see Committee 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 participate in the Hampshire Road Race league and have many 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 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, the Test Way Relay, the Exbury 10K 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.

Our annual club subscription is excellent value at £15 single and we welcome new members.  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 which includes a membership form.

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Last updated 05-May-2016.

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