Juniors Success in Sportshall Regional Final

Well done to our 7 Waverley Harriers junior athletes from Rodborough School all representing Surrey at last weekend’s regional Sportshall final in Burgess Hill. The u13 boys and girls finished second out of 9 other counties and now look to qualify for the national final in Sports City in Manchester next month. Good luck Harriers!

On the Spot – Harriet Irving

When did running begin for you? At university, I used to go out with a couple of friends round a local park in Leeds. None of us particularly wanted to run and it’d be a real struggle to get ourselves out of the door. Looking back, I’d be surprised if we actually ran more than […]

On the Spot – Philly Staddon

When did running begin for you? I was really active at school, much preferring to be outside running about than behind a desk, but a key moment in my running ‘career’ was when I was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in 2008 and underwent surgery. Thankfully the surgery was successful and I was advised […]

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 […]

Junior U11 Girls Win Silver at Surrey Sportshall Competition

Thanks to Bill Bingham for this update from our juniors: Well done to our u11 girls Sportshall team winning silver medals at last weekend’s Surrey Sportshall competition. A fantastic achievement winning the 1+1 relay, vertical jump, speedbounce, and chest push events on the day. Good luck to all our athletes selected to represent the Surrey […]

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 […]

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Thank you to Nick Thomas for this brilliant account of his experience at the Snowdonia Marathon! I’d left booking an autumn marathon a bit late this year and as I was already doing the Great South Run I was looking for something in the weeks following that. A quick scout of the available run events […]

95 Miles – 14,700 Feet – One Incredible Experience

Thank you to Neil Boosey for this account of his incredible experience in this year’s West Highland Way race. Well done Neil! The West Highland Way Race has a worldwide reputation as one of the ‘classic’ ultra-marathon races.  Taking place on the long-distance trail between Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) and Fort William in the […]

Why not?

Thank you to Bill Fordham for this account of his experiences at the European Masters Athletics Championships in Denmark. These were the words that started it all : “There is no ‘qualifying standard’ for international masters competition. If you are 35 years of age or more, can afford the time and money to go, then […]