Two virtual cross countries

With the lockdown still in operation and no races possible for a while, Farnham Runners continued their virtual race series to substitute for the Hampshire Road and the Southern Cross-Country leagues. Two virtual club cross-countries took place in February, each taking place over nine days, including two weekends. Forty-one members took part in the first and thirty-four in the second. […]

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‘Not’ Ryde 10 and other virtual race news

‘Not’ the Ryde 10 Farnham Runners held the club’s third virtual Hampshire Road League over nine days in early February to substitute for the normal Ryde 10, usually a very popular day trip to the Isle of Wight. After the first relatively warm day, temperatures hardly rose above 0o C and the bitter wind made temperatures feel much colder. The […]

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Virtual events are keeping the Runners busy

With running groups restricted to a maximum of two and no races allowed, Farnham Runners’ members, have taken part in a number of virtual races. These involve running a fixed distance over a course chosen and timed by the runner. England Athletics Virtual Road Relay Farnham Runners entered a full team of 8 in the competitive England Athletics Virtual Road […]

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Focusing on our running…

Farnham Runners can now of course exercise with only one other person not from their household, once a day. But this doesn’t mean they aren’t getting out and about. Men’s captain Alistair Hardaway has set up an event on the club’s Facebook page for members to submit all pictures and selfies taken when out running. And so the photos have […]

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A year on, it’s very different – but still fun

Fancy dress run One Sunday last December (2019) over 450 runners from clubs across Hampshire and South West Surrey took part in the Southern Cross-Country League race, hosted as usual by Farnham Runners. Around 200 lunches were provided by the club, for this convivial event. Sadly this year of course, like the club’s fancy dress carol singing “mince pie run”, […]

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A Farnham Runner’s ‘Lockdown Challenge’

My challenge to run to Land’s End in 28 days … By Ali Hardaway – Farnham Runners men’s captain At the beginning of the year I had some serious issues with my back, forcing me to stop all sporting activities. At the start of the first lockdown in March just walking a few paces was very painful. I used this […]

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2020 Virtual Vitality London 10,000m

In May 2019, five Farnham Runners travelled early one morning to help with the Vitality London 10,000m race that attracted thousands of entrants. Sadly of course this year, the event could not happen. Organisers instead devised a virtual Vitality 10,000m, stating on their website, “so participants of all abilities could enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise […]

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2020 Club Championship, Atlantic Coast Challenge, South Downs Way 50 and Maverick Jurassic Coast trail race

2020 Club Championship Showing just how important and popular the Farnham Runners club championship is to members, forty-seven took part in the 2020 event early on Sunday morning, just in time before the second “lockdown”. Although it was run over the same traditional route of almost 10km, it was a very different event from normal, which, since its inauguration in […]

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Get Me Started 2020 course for beginners

The Farnham Runners Get Me Started 2020 course for beginners, originally scheduled for April, finally got started in October. A maximum of 12 people signed up; nine new members, three returning from time off running for a variety of reasons. Coach, Linda Tyler said: With the benefit of an England Athletics qualified Coach and Leaders in Running Fitness, the club […]

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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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