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 […]

On The Spot – Owen Kimber

We want to hear from the Waverley Harriers and see what motivates them. Each month we will be asking one lucky club member the same set of questions When did running begin for you? About 12 years ago when I became a father. I used to participate in other sports which I stopped due to […]

On The Spot – Clare Brooker

We want to hear from the Waverley Harriers and see what motivates them. Each month we will be asking one lucky club member the same set of questions When did running begin for you? I dislike most exercise. I don’t like getting sweaty. I don’t like lycra. I don’t like mud. I don’t like gyms. […]

If you believe, you will achieve.

You may have just signed up to the next C25K programme, be a social runner, enjoy a 10km race or a crazy ultra runner. I think it’s important to remember that it’s not always about the length or how fast you run. It should be more about the reason you run and that will be […]

C’est la vie – Harriet’s Paris Marathon 2017

Thanks go to Harriet Betteridge for this account of her Paris Marathon experience. Throughout my training for Paris I had felt that I wasn’t as focused and prepared as perhaps I had been when training for past events.  This lack of preparation was demonstrated when, attempting to go to the expo to collect race numbers […]