Erika’s journey from couch to 10k

Erika Hughes tells us about her achievements as a participant in this year’s Couch to 5k and 5k Plus groups: As a whole, I’ve never been able to stick to anything properly! I’ve tried running multiple times over the past few years – jogging around the block and giving up after a couple of minutes […]

Congratulations to this year’s C25K group!

Congratulations to our 5th group of Couch to 5k participants! The group of complete beginners started in April, running for a minute at a time. Within just 9 weeks they graduated to 5k, and proved they could go the distance by running at Guildford parkrun on Saturday 23rd June. Lots of Waverley Harriers came along […]

Post marathon feelings

The completion of your first marathon is a huge achievement. You’ll have a medal, a Facebook feed full of congratulations from friends and family, maybe a ton of Kudos on Strava and a terrible inability to descend stairs any way other than backwards. Everybody knows that marathons are gruelling on the body but what about […]

Time to Talk – Feb 1st

Thursday Feb 1st is ‘Time to Talk’ Day, a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health; to talk, to listen, to change lives. We’ll mark the day with a ‘mindful’ warm up at the start of the usual evening club run, and encourage anyone who wants to, to talk about […]

Nikki’s Doctor Who fantasy

Thanks to Nikki for this great story of her Couch to 5k experience, complete with Daleks … I’ve never been a sporty person. I did everything I could to avoid PE at school. For example, I learnt quickly that if I (or my tennis partner) managed to hit the tennis ball over the fence of […]

401 Challenge

Today we had the privilege of supporting Ben Smith on his 401 Challenge, supporting the anti-bullying charities Stonewall and Kidscape. This was his 61st back to back marathon day. We were kind to Ben and managed to put on a sunny autumnal day and a gentle route through Godalming, along the Downs Link to Cranleigh and […]

C25K Parkrun

Couch to 5k a great success!

Waverley Harriers ran it’s first ever series of beginners sessions this summer. 15 participants joined our ‘couch to 5k’ programme in April. Most were complete beginners to running, whilst others had run before and wanted some support to get back into running. Our first session was a lovely summers evening walk/run session round Broadwater pond.  […]

Waverley finishes 5th

The last cross country race of the 2014/5 season took place on Sunday at Staunton Country Park. Our team consisted of 16 runners – a strong team to end the season! The men came 3rd and the ladies came 5th, and overall we finished a brilliant 3rd! We have enjoyed an incredibly successful cross country […]

Cross Country – Queen Elizabeth Park

  There was another great turnout of 24 Waverley Harriers club members at the second cross country race of the season at Queen Elizabeth country park. It was a fantastic sunny morning with beautiful, but tough, running through the beech woods and muddy trails. The race results are not yet published, but with such a […]