2019 Club Handicap

A record number of 53 Farnham Runners all in fancy dress helped make this year’s Club Handicap race a huge success. This event has been taking place since the club first started in 1986, on a route unchanged since 1990. There is strong competition for the club’s Handicap Trophy and everyone has an equal chance of winning, even though the […]

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Mince Pie Run

Over thirty Farnham Runners enjoyed the club’s traditional “Mince Pie Run” in Christmas fancy dress recently, despite continual heavy rain that evening. A mix of running, singing and socialising, this unique club event has been taking place for at least the last 25 years, with slight modifications now to accommodate increasing numbers. Fortunately starting under the cover of the bandstand […]

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SXCL The Bourne, Farnham

After heavy overnight rain, the weather forecast was good for the third round of the Southern Cross-Country League, hosted by Farnham Runners and over 450 turned out from all over Hampshire for some pre-Christmas exercise in the woods. A light shower beforehand gave way to sunshine for much of the race and, with underlying sand, much of the surface water […]

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HRRL Victory 5

Renowned for its fast flat course since its inception in 1946, runners flocked from a wide area to take part in the 2019 Victory 5 miler. Unexpected pavement works caused a few headaches for hosts City of Portsmouth A.C. as they had to devise a new route in the last couple of weeks – either that or cancel the race. […]

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Snowdon Ultra 50 miler

David Roy of Farnham Runners has recently the completed the ultra- marathon, the very challenging Snowdon Ultra 50 miler. “After a 4:15 alarm and a breakfast of porridge, banana and three pains au chocolat, I joined a long snake of headtorches lighting up the path ahead toward Capel Curig. After checkpoint 1 the route traversed Tryfan to climb over the […]

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SXCL Pamber Forest and Club Super Sunday

SXCL Pamber Forest The season’s Southern Cross-Country League fixtures kicked off with a challenging 5 miler at Pamber Forest, a site of Special Scientific Interest near Tadley. The course had everything expected of a cross country – hills, mud, puddles, forest trails, gravel tracks, sections around fields, logs to climb or jump over, two streams to cross and a lung-busting […]

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Rushmoor Wellesley 10k, Fleet 10k and Royal Parks Half Marathon

In a gap without any league fixtures, Farnham Runners enjoyed taking part in some local races. Rushmoor Wellesley 10k With a team of 24, the club was delighted to be overall club winners at the recent Rushmoor Wellesley 10k, their spirits not dampened by the pouring rain. Farnham Runners also provided the first male and the second ladies’ team, with […]

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