Welcome to the Hungerford Hares!

The Hungerford Hares Running Club was established in June 2007 and has around 50 members.
Set in West Berkshire, Hungerford is a small historic market town, close to the Wiltshire border.
The town stands on the Kennet and Avon canal in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our club base is at The Triangle Field, Priory Road, Hungerford.

We are a small, friendly, community-conscious club that caters for anyone who loves to run. Come and meet us!

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Next Tuesday, 26th March, will be an interval session around a figure-of-8 route, using Hillside Road, Priory Road, Bullpit Lane and Priory Avenue, not far from the Rugby Club. It will be led by Mandy and Geoff, so get ready to find it totally inspiring and fun!

Meet at the Triangle Field at 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start.


You can always check for future sessions under the Training section (above): click on Winter Training Programme.

Training Sessions are subject to last minute changes due to the weather and any other unforeseen circumstances, so watch out on Outlook for announcements. 



Here's a new message from Simon Hodkin:

Hi Everyone,

Announcing the monthly Hungerford Hares Thursday 5k runs, the first one to take place on Thursday 28th March.  

Meet at the Town Hall at 7:20pm for prompt departure at 7:30pm.

We'll warm up by running slowly along Church Street and Smitham Bridge Road, to the national speed limit signs on North Standen Road. This is the start point. The 5km route is an out and back, marked by a traffic cone at the turnaround point.

Thomas Rivers will be our timekeeper. We'll keep a record of people's times - you'll be racing against yourself and the clock.

At the end of the summer, we'll award a prize to the Hare who has most improved their time!

Simon (on behalf of Thomas)


Don't forget to follow Andy's blog as he works towards his London Marathon in a few weeks time: click on the 'News' heading at the top of this page, and scroll down to 'London Marathon 2019.

Hares Committee: 
The committee met on 21st January. As always this group aims to develop our running club with the best interests of Hares at heart. Among items discussed was the club kit. Responding to a recent survey by Caroline, we are planning to improve the T-shirts and vests in time for the lighter evenings in April. Watch this space!

Harey 8 2019:
Entries are now open for our own race on-line: follow the link on the 'Harey 8' menu above. We will also offer a printable entry form for on-the-day entries to the Harey 8 - to be available soon.
Follow the same link above to find entries via the RunWestBerks website and RunBritainwebsite to all 4 of the Run West Berks series of races.

Coming Events:
Our 'What's On / Events' section of the web-site has been updated - check it out on the drop-down menu above.


Sunday 17th March
Six Hares ran the Reading Half-Marathon and acquitted themselves really well. Their 'chip' times were:
Maurice - 1.33.59
Craig - 1.43.32
Mike M - 1.48.24
Matt - 1.53.08
Caroline Bamford - 1.55.07
Kerri - Just under 2 hours for the first time!
Robin - 2.29.42

Well done to all of them!!

Sunday 3rd March
Moshe and Andy ran the 'Imber Ultra' event over 33 miles in Westbury - both running for over 6 hours!! Andy finished 52nd, Moshe 71st out of 114 competitors: massive congratulations.

Sunday 10th February
Caroline Bamford ran away with the O55 Female prize at the Calne 'SMarTT Smasher' 10k: great result! 

Park Runs:

Saturday 16th March

Four Hares were out and about locally.
In Newbury Caroline Bamford ran 30.54.
In Marlborough all three Hares notched up PBs for this course:
Craig was 29th in 23.59, Brian was 31st in 24.06, Mandy was 4th lady, 38th in 24.27: WHOOOSH!

Saturday 9th March

Six Hares powered their way round various courses:
In Newbury Matt ran 24.05, Caroline Bamford ran 25.11, Jackie Gibbard ran 27.07.
In Marlborough Mandy ran 25.17, just pipped by Wilf in 25.15, (and a certain "Richard Parry" ran 21.03!!
In Groe (where?) Brian ran 23.17 for 12th position.

Well done everyone!

Saturday 2nd March
Eight Mad March Hares were out this weekend:
Newbury: Laura B - 23.08 (just 4 seconds off her PB!), Victoria - 26.28;
Witney: Caroline Bamford - 48th position;
Marlborough: Robin - 31.25 (PB for this course!), Caroline Bowyer - 29.17, Mandy - 25.11 (2nd lady!), Brian - 24.52, Geoff - 22.18 (PB for this course!)

Saturday 23rd February
Five Hares were out at Newbury:
Victoria: 26 min 33 sec, Caroline: 24 min 43 sec, Mandy: 23 min 51 sec, Laura: 23 min 22 sec, Geoff: 20 min 49 sec.
Two were at Marlborough:
Claudia: 26 min 37 sec, Moshe: 22 min 52 sec (PB - WHOOSH!).
One Hare was at Didcot: Craig: 22 min 43 sec.
And most exotic of the week - Brian in Cieszyn!! 24 min 32 sec (Ask Brian where that is!)

Saturday 16th February
Several Hares were out this weekend:
Laura, Mandy, Victoria and Brian were at Greenham; Matt Brown was at Marlborough, and Caroline was at East Brighton - Well done to all!

Saturday 9th February
Five Hares were Park Running this weekend:
Laura Buchanan posted an impressive 23min 39secs at Andover - well done!
Caroline B was in action at Greenham Common; Esther, Brian and Caroline Bowyer tamed Marlborough Common.

Saturday 2nd February
Robin was again out on Marlborough Common to record a PB: great!
And Michael and Michelle again made their mark at Greenham, turning out with nearly 700 other Park Runners: well done!
And Brian was miles away at the Chelmsford Park Run, where he was 103rd out of 654. Where to next??

Saturday 26th January
Robin Gregory was in action at Marlborough Common, and recorded a PB for that course: well done!
Michael Ellis and Michelle Potts ran at Greenham (Newbury).
If there were any other Hares in action at other venues around the world, apologies for missing you out!

Saturday 19th January
For the record, Laura Buchanan recorded a PB at Greenham (Newbury) of 23.04! Woooh. And Wilf Waldon set a PB of 22.31 at Marlborough Common. Well done both of you....
Ellen Harris was a 'First Timer' at Marlborough: the first of many, hopefully.

Saturday 12th January
Oh what a Fiesta for Esther!!
Marlborough sees a great 50th Park Run appearance for Esther

Esther proudly celebrating with Hares and a balloon! She was ably supported by a record Hares Park Run turnout of Hares......

Sixteen Hares at Marlborough Park Run on 12th January 2019: note Jackie and Caroline in their helpers gear.
There were first time runs for Mel, Cat and Moshe. There were also PBs here for Mandy, Simon, Brian and Wilf. We celebrated afterwards with a welcome drink and snack at the local golf club.

Roundway Revenge 17th Nov 2018

Geoff Anderson - 1.06.20

Brian Billington - 1.12.34

Craig Beamson - 1.12.35

Claudia Von Hurter - 1.17.20

Kevin Gregory - 1.17.20

Richard Perry - 1.18.05

Esther Good - 1.18.07

Caroline Bamford 1.22.10


London Marathon Draw 2019

And the winner is .... Andy


Hares Halloween Town Run


Great South Run 10 Mile 2018 - 21st Oct

Caroline Bamford - 1 Hour 24 Mins 31 Secs

Oxford Half Marathon 2018 - 7th Oct

Kerri - 2hr 7min & 33 secs 
Jackie - 2hr 8min & 12 secs
Well done , wearing the team tops with pride!

Harey8 Results 

Well done to all the runners that took part in the Harey8 today in that heat 

2018 Results can be found Here

Mike Robbins Pictures can be found Here

Tony Bartlett Pictures can be found Here



To keep this main page up to date older results are now located on the results page - here