Nikki’s Marathon Monthly – Kate Lees

Marathon Mondays are back! I’m Nikki and I still haven’t run my first marathon. The London Marathon is still going ahead on the 4th October 2020, but I think everyone is expecting it to be cancelled.  However, Marathon Mondays will continue in a monthly format (thanks to Gary). If you have run a marathon and […]

On the Spot (meet the team) – Dave Elder

Position/Role? Club Secretary What does that involve? Set up dates for committee meetings and collating the agenda, organising the AGM and club ballot, circulating notes and actions. When did running begin for you? Short runs with my dad. School cross country Why do you run? Running is something that’s always a been with me. I […]

The Yearly Bluebell – Newsletter Issue 5

21th April 2020 Treasure Hunt 2020 There is a new challenge coming this weekend, which if successful could be a new annual event. Over the past month Gary has been running all around the countryside, near and far, looking for questions and clues for a fun team (or solo) treasure hunt. It will be up […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 9 – Kevin Scott

I’m Nikki and I’m asking some of the Harriers who have run a marathon to share their experiences with me and other first time marathon runners. I think one of the things that most worries me about running a marathon is that there will be a lot of people there. I’m a steadier runner and […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 8 – Penny Elliott

I’m Nikki and I’m asking the Harriers that have run a marathon to share their experiences, in the hope that I, and other first time marathon runners, can learn as many tips and tricks before we head out to run our own. The runner I’m speaking to today is Penny Elliott. I know Penny has […]

Powerade Vetrarhlaup, Reykjavik – Bill Fordham

Vetrarhlaup is Icelandic for Winter Run and the Powerade Vetrarhlaupid is a series of Thursday night 10k races run every month from October to March. The races take place whatever the weather conditions. Heather & I are regular travellers and often try to combine our tourism with a running event. Iceland had long been on […]

On the Spot – Henry Sampson

When did running begin for you? I was a very active child and played a variety of sports but never did any running until I represented my secondary school at cross-country and enjoyed it. Soon enough, I found out there was a parkrun in Guildford, started running 5k’s regularly and haven’t looked back since. Why […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 7 – John McKenna

I’m Nikki and I’m about to run my first marathon. To help me (and other first timers) with this mammoth task, I’m speaking to WH runners who have run a marathon and asking them to share with us what they’ve learned so far. I recently ran the Surrey Half, as part of my training and […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 6 – Debbie Greaves

As you all know by now, I’m Nikki and I’m about to run my first marathon (current circumstances permitting). To help with this and to help other first timers, I’m asking as many people in the club about their marathon experiences as I can. I’m hoping we’ll be able to create a WH marathon knowledge […]

On the Spot (meet the team) – Mark Hobbs

Position/Role? I’m a run leader (most often at track on Tuesdays) and also the WHRC Leaders & Training Co-Ordinator (we never did work out a snappier title). What does that involve? Making sure we have adequate numbers of leaders to cover our weekly sessions, keeping an eye on the training rota, encouraging new people to […]