Woodland Woggle

Eight Farnham Runners took part in the Woodland Woggle, organised by Blackwater Valley Runners according to strict Covid-19 secure guide lines and with a staggered start. On a chilly day, they enjoyed the scenic, hilly route and really appreciated the marshals who stood in the cold for hours. First back for Farnham was Damian Probett in 53:30, 7th M50, followed […]

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Virtual London Marathon and Maverick x TRIBE Run Free Surrey

Virtual London Marathon Fifteen Farnham Runners completed a marathon on the day of the Virtual London Marathon, twelve entering the event, two others running the whole 26.2 miles in support of others and one running on a treadmill. This was a very strange event because of Covid-19. The twelve were among 43,000 people from 109 countries running the event “virtually” […]

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Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon, Ultra 62km and 21km Fox Way

Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon Farnham Runners’ members were delighted to take part in the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon or Half marathon, for most of them their first race since the 1st March. All taking place according to strict Covid-19 secure guidelines, it was a superbly organised event by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. Start times were from 7am to […]

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Training during Covid-19

With Government Covid-19 restrictions changing, England Athletics, to which Farnham Runners is affiliated, updated their guidance to clubs on 19th June. The local club has taken full advantage of being able to run again in small groups of no more than 6, keeping a social distance of 2 meters. Not able to access their normal clubhouse on the Bourne Green […]

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Virtual Yateley 10K (Race 1)

The organisers of the ever popular Yateley 10K series, the first of which this year should have taken place on 3rd June, issued an invitation to anyone interested to complete a 10K run that same week and to submit their achievement. Results were to be posted week following the weekend deadline. Craig Tate-Grimes, Jane Georghiou and Linda Tyler, completed the […]

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Farnham Runners – Then and Now

The beginning … Almost thirty-five years ago, in 1985 a small group assembled in Farnham under the direction of Mick Woods, talented Irish international distance runner with AFD (Aldershot and Farnham District A.C.), to train for the newly established Farnham Marathon and Half Marathon. These included Brian Steward and his wife, Ann, Ian (Herbie) and Carol Herbert, Gary Horne, Phil […]

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SXCL Alice Holt Forest

A sunny day, after all the rain, helped to make the final round of the Southern Cross-Country League enjoyable for the 375 runners who participated. Without the chance of any other sixth event, Farnham Runners race director, Craig Tate-Grimes brought to fruition his idea of a race in Alice Holt Forest. He devised the route, sought permission from Forestry England […]

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2020 Annual Awards Dinner

The annual Farnham Runners Awards Dinner, which took place at the Hog’s Back hotel, Seale and was attended by around 70 members and partners, was voted by many to be the best they had ever attended. Chairman Jacquie Browne had prepared a comprehensive and entertaining slide show of the club, its members and activities throughout 2019. Former chairman Richard Sheppard […]

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HRRL Ryde 10 miles and Pilgrim Challenge

HRRL Ryde 10 miles Fourteen Farnham Runners made the annual oversees trip – to the Ryde ten miler on the Isle of Wight. Known for its chilly conditions, this year was an exception as it was warm enough for some runners to choose to wear just vest and shorts. The wind was strong and the new course is hillier than […]

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