Welcome to Waverley Harriers

We are a small and friendly running club based in the Godalming and Farncombe area of Surrey, just south of Guildford. The club has runners of all ages and abilities, from those looking to improve their fitness through to those that run marathons and ultras. We meet regularly for both informal runs and structured training sessions both on and off-road. We take part in the Southern Cross Country League during the winter months and many of our members take part in local races all year round.

Come and join us!

If you are looking for a friendly local running club in the Godalming, Farncombe or Guildford area of Surrey, then look no further! We're always looking for new members to join. Feel free to join us for two or three runs before deciding whether the club is right for you.



We have several training sessions each week. Our main meeting is the Thursday evening run from Godalming (trail during the summer and on road during the darker winter months).

Tuesday evenings are for our performance training sessions, alternating between the Charterhouse track and the hills of Godalming. Sunday mornings are time for a longer trail run, usually leaving from Godalming town centre.

Please do feel free to come along to two or three runs before joining the club.



Waverley Harriers also has an active Junior athletics section for children.

The Juniors train on a Tuesday evening. During the summer months we train for track and field at Charterhouse school. For the winter months we train indoors. We also compete in the Wessex track & field league and the Border cross-country league.

Couch to 5k


Never run before? Want to start running?

Each year, we run a ‘Couch to 5k’ group for complete beginners. Our summer programme ran for 9 weeks from May 2017, and was fully booked with a waiting list. Check back soon for details of our next course.

However, there are lots of other ways to start running, see the Run Together site for details of other beginners groups in the area, or download the NHS Couch to 5k app. Signing up to a 5k race, or joining a local Parkrun might give you a goal to help with motivation.


Latest Posts

Juniors Cross Country Hindhead and Guildford Fixtures

We have jointly entered the Border League Cross Country Series with our friends at Haslemere Border Athletics Club and there have been two events in the last 3 weeks. On 29th November, it was at Hindhead (which HBAC kindly stepped in to host at the last minute), and in Guildford on the 13th of December. We […]

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 […]

On the Spot – Ian Campbell

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. So far we have heard from Steve Rogers and Ruth Lyon, Ali Morris, Tracy Burgess, Kate Horne, Penny Elliott & Alexis Shirtliff. This month we hear from […]

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.  […]