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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With only 1 Tuesday of our Winter Programme left, let's have some FUN HILLS! Yessssss! Since the evenings are getting lighter I thought we could do the session down by the Downgate, so let's meet at the pub car park instead of the Traingle Field for a change. Then anyone interested could have a quick drink afterwards.
Meet at 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start
, and see what Geoff has planned!


And this Tuesday will also be the FIRST BEGINNERS SESSION at the Triangle Field with Hilary and Simon. Have fun, guys!

Keep an eye on the Training section (above): the NEW Summer Training Programme will soon be there.

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

Latest News

What about entering the Newbury ROC 10k multi-terrain race on Sunday 26th May? We always try to support our near neighbours, so give it a thought. And if you can't run but are free on the day, let me (Geoff) know if you would be able to help marshal the event that morning. Click here to view the Newbury AC website, or here for the race entry via UK Athletics. 

Here's a new introductory video to tempt you to give it a go! Click here to see Hilary and Simon, two of our Run Leaders explain what we try to do......

Here's an extract from a recent article in the i Paper: interesting!!

Sunday Service 7th April
Rich threw his hat into the ring today, and tempted 7 other Hares out along the canal and back via the Harey 8 route.Nearly more dogs than Hares!

Who took the photo? And where are we?

Oh What a beautiful morning to "Spring Forward"!
The 'Sunday Service' took a route out along the canal and across the marsh and fields to Froxfield and back. Jackie and Caroline seemed to have made a quick early getaway, but were caught near Cake Wood.

Andy, Geoff, Caroline, Jackie and Claudia near Cake Wood
(but who took the photo??) 


Don't forget to follow Andy's blog as he works towards his London Marathon in a week's 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 10th April. As always this group aims to develop our running club with the best interests of Hares at heart. 

Harey 8 2019:
Entries are now open for our own race on-line: follow the link on the 'Harey 8' menu above. We are also offering a printable entry form for on-the-day entries to the Harey 8.
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.

Recent Results

Sunday 14th April: 10 mile Chedworth Roman Trail
4 Hares tackled this tough multi-terrain race on a chilly morning. Mandy, Cat, Caroline and Geoff were challenged by a couple of steep hills, and a river to cross! They were rewarded with tasty cakes afterwards!

Mandy, Geoff, Caroline and Cat after their run at Chedworth

Sunday 7th April: Combe Gibbet to Overton 16 mile trail run
Sorry I forgot to record Moshe's result in tackling this classic iconic local event recently. He finished in 110th place in a time of 2h 25m 55sec: well done! Good to see Polly Wood still racing, coming in in 2h 30m 54sec.

Sunday 31st March: Cholsey Treehouse 10k
3 Hares competed in the Treehouse 10k. (Presumably it was quite cramped in there, and thank goodness no-one fell out!) Brian clocked 49.27, Caroline Bamford 49.53, Esther 52.27

Thursday 28th March: What a debut! The Hares 'Thursday 5k' run organised by Thomas attracted 11 runners. The out and back course along the Froxfield Road yielded some great times:

1 Moshe Blumberg 22:14:13  
2 Cameron Millar 22:49:40  (Guest)
3 Simon Hodkin 23:38:14  
4 Kevin Gregory 26:23:54  
5 Esther Good 27:05:19  
6 Graig Beamson 27:05:19  
7 Claudia Von Hurter 27:05:19  
8 Catriona Patricia 27:14:57  
9 Jackie Gibbard 27:14:57  
10 Caroline Bowyer 28:12:19  
11 Michelle Potts 33:37:31  

Well done all, and many thanks to Thomas for organising the first of these monthly events.

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 13th April
9 Hares tackled Park Runs today.
Bob D'Mellow ran at Whitstable, Andy Davey ran 19.36 at Cheltenham, Claudia (25.37), Brian (26.50), Caroline (26.51), Mandy (26.54), Esther (26.55), Jackie (28.35) and Caroline Bowyer (29.25) ran at Marlborough. Well done all!

Saturday 6th April
6 Hares ran parks today.
Newbury saw Caroline Bamford (24.36), Jackie (26.36) & Caroline Bowyer (26.53) in action.
Marlborough saw Geoff (22.02 - PB for this course!), Wilf (23.37), Mandy (23.40 - PB for this course!)  Robin (41.20) in action.

Saturday 30th March
5 Hares were in action  today.
Mandy (23.58), Caroline Bamford (25.14) and Jackie (26.56) were at Newbury.
Brian (26.04) was at Medina, Isle of Wight.

Saturday 23rd March 

The Hares create a presence at Marlborough Park Run

Simon wrote the report this week, and made special mention of  .......some of the young children from Hungerford Primary School running today, must be all that quality training at the weekly after-school club..........!!
Well done to them!

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 Marlborough Mandy ran 25.17, just pipped by Wilf in 25.15, (and a certain "Richard Parry" ran 21.03!!
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