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 Course

We run a beginners' course each spring. Lead by England Athletics qualified Leaders, these Couch-to-5K courses are for absolute beginners and are adapted to a person's ability. Alternatively, if you have run before, but need some help and motivation to restart and maintain your running, you will be most welcome.

Find out more on our Beginners page


We welcome new members and our annual subscription is excellent value at £34 including England Athletics membership. If you are interested in joining us or would like more information please feel free to email us (see contact us page), or you can go straight to the subscriptions page to join or renew your membership.

What's New?

New! 28 November - Results added (The Stinger) - see Results Page
New! 21 November - Results added (Gosport, Dark Valley 10K, 2023/24 Geoff Mills stats updated) - see Results Page
New! 20 November - Next training schedule added - see Training Page
New! 13 November - Results added (HCCL Popham, CC6 Itchen Valley CP, 2023/24 Geoff Mills stats updated) - see Results Page
New! 10 November - Hardley Handicap previous results page created - see Social Page
New! 05 November - Results added (Hayling 10, 2023/24 Geoff Mills stats updated) - see Results Page
New! 04 November - Results added (HCCL Aldershot, The Stickler, 2023/24 Geoff Mills stats updated) - see Results Page

Introduction to Hardley Runners

Poster - Why do you want to run?

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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 social runs, cycling trips, pub quizzes, theatre trips, Youth Hostel and camping weekends, Hardley Handicap 10k challenge, awards presentation lunch and Christmas Party.

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 one of our Welfare Officers - see contact us page for their details.


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