Hedge End Running Club

Hedge End Running Club


Has anyone seen any trainer comparison tables? Currently wear Saucony Guide but fancy a change for no other reason than I’ve bought same ones for 3 years. With no shops open can’t try so wondered if anyone had knowledge of comparable shoes
hope everyone is copeing well in these mad times . I don't suppose anyone has any spare spd clips mines warn and wont lock in
Met some Hedge End Runners ar Barcelona half marathon today, here’s the photo I promised. I run for Eastleigh. Great running guys !
"What do you mean we actually signed up for the 100 miler??"...🤔😟🤣🤣
https://www.facebook.com/EurythmixDjs/ thankyou for the invitation to dj your Awards evening hope you all enjoyed the music
If anyone is still waiting to find out, this is working... I’m not in, again😒
Hoping to come along to run with you guys. Can I just turn up to try a session or two?
As it's on your doorstep: if anyone's interested in trying orienteering, the local club has an event on at RVCP next Saturday. No need to register in advance and there's time to get the Netley Abbey parkrun in beforehand! More details via: https://www.facebook.com/events/639979893164847/
Sunday 30th JUNE 2019 10.30am
Off Road Race through the New Forest
Wilverley Inclosure, Nr Sway, (SO42 7UP)
Entry Fee from £8
Register online or turn up on the day
Further details can be found at

Entry £1 on the day
Try orienteering this weekend at Netley Abbey. A great way to make your run more interesting! Southampton orienteers are welcoming beginners, family groups and keen runners alike to join us at this event. Come along to the Dancing Goose Pub where you can register any time between 10.15 and 11.45 am, Saturday 25th May. The courses will be in West Wood. Help available if you’ve never tried it before. Parking and refreshments available at the pub. More details at
Good luck and well done to everyone doing the London marathon tomorrow. www.ferndown10K.org
I have an entry for Salisbury race. Happy if someone wants my place.

A friendly running club catering for all levels of runner in the Hedge End / West End / Botley areas A local running club for the Hedge End, West End and Botley areas (HEWEB) of Southampton.The Club caters for all levels, from beginners through to experienced runners.

If you're interested in being a part of this, please Like this group on Facebook and get further details from the Club's website... www.hedgeendrunnngclub.com.

Operating as usual


EDIT : COURSE FULL - please contact [email protected] if you want to be added to the waiting list

We're very excited to be running our first beginners group since 2019! Full details are on the flyer.

Please visit http://www.hedgeendrunningclub.com/beginners.html for registration which is limited to 20 places.


Due to the generosity of our members we had £967 from refunded 2020 membership fees to disburse amongst 3 local charities.

The committee and members of Hedge End Running Club are pleased to announce the following charities as winners of these funds:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance £450

Mountbatten Hampshire £250

Solent Mind £150

#supportinglocalcharities #solentmind #mountbattenhampshire #HIOWAA

Iwan Thomas MBE on Twitter 06/05/2021

Iwan Thomas MBE on Twitter

Wise words from local legend Iwan Thomas. #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay #mentalhealth #youarenotalone


Iwan Thomas MBE on Twitter “REAL TALK - Life won’t always be flowers and sunshine and that’s ok ❤️ https://t.co/24aRZMWgya”


Best of Luck to Hedge End Running Clubs Jordan Winbourne and his training partner Matt Hibberd from Southampton Athletic Club in the Run Cheshire Elite Marathon this morning.

We've seen the training go in guys, have a great run.

Also wishing Rob Drag from the City of Salisbury A & RC , Georgie Bruinvels and Tamsin Anderson and from Winchester & District AC and all other HRRL Hampshire Road Race League entrants the best of luck!


Looking for a friendly local running club to to carry on your COVID lockdown fitness journey? Look no further than Hedge End Running Club.

We offer organised COVID secure sessions on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for all abilities which are detailed below.

Membership provides discounted race fees, free CC6 and RR10 cross country races through the winter (Sunday) and summer (Wednesday) along with coached sessions several times a week.

Club Training Sessions........

Mondays have Mish Mash and Maidens. Mish mash is a fun 45 minute session suitable for all, starting from 6.45pm. Maidens starts from Hedge End Station at 7pm, the run is around 5 miles at 10 to 11 minute mile pace.

Tuesdays focus on hills and interval work. One session starts at 7pm at Boorley Park Recreation Ground, the second is on the track at Southampton Sports Centre at 8pm with warm up from 7.30pm.

Finally, Thursday is all about steady runs, we usually have a variety of groups available covering various pace groups @(7.30 to 11 to 12 minute miles). Runs start at 7pm and consist of 5 to 7 miles.

Details for membership are on our website http://www.hedgeendrunningclub.com/herc-membership.html

If you'd like to discuss any other aspects of the club you can message us on Facebook.


Within HERC we're very lucky to have a number of coaches, experienced athletes who have competed to an excellent standard and a number of sports science types! One of which is Emma from EV Sports.

The first article talks about Injury Prevention for Runners, there should be something there for everyone although it's aimed more a beginners or those returning to running. That said, we all now an experienced runner who has gone out with a niggle or not given themselves enough recovery time following a race or injury.


#ukrunningcommunity #injuryprevention #injuryrecovery



UK Athletics in cooperation with the Home Country Athletics Federations have published updated safety advice for runners as well as suggested guidance for non-runners.

If you're a lone runner, great advice on pre run planning, how to react to negative behaviours during a run and reporting issues post run.

Also a great section for the public in general as to how to be a running ally, sometimes what's deemed to be a joke or fun can be very intimidating to an individual.


#runningsafety #ukrunningcommunity


Return to Play – We’re ready, when you are 31/03/2021

Return to Play – We’re ready, when you are

Today is a good day. It's time to dust off the kit, see those familiar faces and feel the buzz of getting back to outdoor sport. Who's ready? #ReturnToPlay #sportengland


Return to Play – We’re ready, when you are It's your time. Time to tighten the laces, dust off the kit, clip in and pull out the clubs. It's your time.Sport's back. It may look different, but the feel...


If you're looking to continue those healthy habits that started during lockdown, good news, Hedge End Running Club are back and training again after our latest enforced break.

Our training sessions are run under England Athlectics COVID-19 secure guidelines. Sessions are running on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please see our website for details of membership.

If you'd like to start running, we are aiming to run the first of two Beginners Courses starting in May, hopefully culminating in a graduation at a local parkrun. Details will be posted here as soon as they're available.


It's time to renew your membership for the period 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

Subs will be £35 for the year which includes £15 for your England Athletics registration. For 2nd claim members running club subs remain at £20. (2nd claim means that you also run for another running club as your 1st claim running club)

If you renew before 31st March 2021, then we are offering a discounted renewal rate of £30. Also, new for this year, we are extending the early-bird discount to our 2nd claim members with a renewal rate of £15.

Closing Date for payment of subs is FRIDAY 30th APRIL 2021

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Find out about some of the intrepid Hedgies running at the London Marathon this weekend. Good Luck. Robbie, Tracy, Julie and Matt.




Hedge End Running Club's cover photo

hedgeendrunningclub.com 10/10/2016

Club London Marathon 2017 Ballot Update

Did you get one of these today? Still fancy running it? The Club Ballot for London marathon places is now open! Full details here:

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Eastleigh Borough Council

Places are available on our next Beginners course starting 2nd August, all bookings to be made through Eastleigh Borough Councils Summer Of Sport.


www.eastleigh.gov.uk Eastleigh Borough Council's SportWorks team are delighted to be delivering Park Sport and Summer of Sport once again in 2016. The programmes are only possibly due to the generous support from CooperVision, First Wessex, Eastleigh Borough Local Area Committees, Parish and Town Councils and Sport Engl...

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A quick reminder that training tomorrow night will commence from the Botley Centre on Botley High Street starting at 7:00PM as normal.


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HERC June 2016 Newsletter

The latest club newsletter should now be in your email inbox, you can also read it here: http://eepurl.com/b8gTB5



We have places available for our next beginners course starting on Tuesday 17th May.
Course length 8 weeks (16 sessions, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings).
Please register interest in comments.

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London Marathon 2016 - Pre-race ramblings... - Simon Vargeson

Find out what is the driving force behind one of entrepid runners at the London Marathon tomorrow. Good Luck Simon Vargeson http://www.hedgeendrunningclub.com/news/london-marathon-2016-pre-race-ramblings-simon-vargeson

hedgeendrunningclub.com So I'm currently sat on the train making my way into London in preparation for the marathon tomorrow, and using this 'down-time' as an opportune time to write my pre-race report for the club... I...

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5 Places available in the Great South Run

Have you renewed your membership and given yourself a chance in the draw for one of the five place available in the Great South Run?

Closing Deadline is tomorrow (Saturday 23rd April).


hedgeendrunningclub.com 5 places available in the great South Run for anybody that renews there membership by the 23rd April. You should have an email in your inbox with full details.


3 x Brighton Marathon Places Available for Members

Do you fancy running in the Brighton Marathon this year? The club have 3 places available for members, see how you can grab one here: http://www.hedgeendrunningclub.com/news2/3-x-brighton-marathon-places-available-for-members

hedgeendrunningclub.com The club have been offered three Brighton Marathon places by England Athletics. If you would like to run in the Marathon this year, which is already sold out, please send an email to ...


Did you get one of these today? Still fancy running it? The Club Ballot for London marathon places is now open! Full details here:

hedgeendrunningclub.com 02/10/2015

Great South Run Places Up for Grabs - Hedge End Running Club

We have at least two free places in the Great South Run up for grabs! These were awarded to the club after our ladies team finished second in the event last year.
To be eligible to enter, you must have volunteered at either Wyvern 10 or Perform 5 this year. Full details on how to enter can be found on the club website.
Good luck!





Thanks Tim

Best wishes to all running at Bournemouth on Sunday. I have a limited pass out from our stay with family in the late morning and plan to be standing somewhere near the 20m point (so sorry all those not running the Marathon) between about 12.15 - 1.30. Hope to see as many as possible. Tim Ford

Wyvern 10k 12/07/2015

Wyvern 10k


Great running tonight by everybody at Marwell, well done and thank you to Eastleigh Running Club for putting on a great event.



Thinking of doing a 10k race? Then look no further....get involved! http://www.wyvern10k.co.uk/



Coming soon....
Don't wait or you'll be too late!


The penultimate talk in our series of eight Monday night talks is tomorrow evening.... all welcome to the Club House (Arthur Holt Pavilion) at the Ageas Bowl at 7.30 pm....

Speaker: Lucy O’Connor

Title: Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club

Bio: During her career as an International boxer, Lucy was the first ever British woman to win a European Gold Medal. Ranked in the top 5 in the world at three different weights, she captained the inaugural Great Britain Women's Boxing Team and had her sights set on London 2012 until ill health forced her to retire from the team. As a qualified boxing coach since 2008 and now a Sports Therapist, she is able to provide muscle and biomechanical assessment, sports injury treatment and rehabilitation, and sports trauma management.

Synopsis: Since its launch in March 2013, Poseidon ABC has been a tremendous success story. An amateur boxing club that welcomes everyone through their doors, they pride themselves on creating a friendly, enjoyable environment whilst providing high quality boxing coaching, strength, conditioning and sports therapy. They offer members elite training resources, one to one training and a safe and effective learning environment regardless of ability and without discrimination. Recent investment by Eastleigh Borough Council will see the club expand to five times its size. The plans include a dedicated strength and conditioning gym, three competition boxing rings, shower and changing facilities and office space. The new facilities will offer both Regional and National standard training facilities which are unrivalled in the south of England. Lucy will give an insight in Poseidon ABC’s journey and their plans for the future.

• Find out more about our neighbours at the Ageas Bowl and try and persuade Lucy to talk about her international boxing career.


Tonight's talk at 7.30pm in the HERC Clubhouse at the Ageas - all welcome including non club members...

Speaker: Nikki Caputa - UK Hypopressives

Title: Would you like to learn how to improve your running endurance, look taller, look slimmer….. and improve your sex life?

Bio: Nikki is a health and fitness coach and a level 5 remedial and sports massage therapist. Her background is in post-natal fitness, body transformations and personal training, and more recently she has been helping a wide spectrum of clients using Hypopressives. She is one of only two Hypopressives Master Trainers in the UK and since using the method on her clients has seen massive postural improvements and a decrease in back pain and other related issues.

Synopsis: Unlike conventional CORE training such as Yoga and Pilates, HYPOPRESSIVE training is the only safe way to train and re-program your core muscles. The method allows you to safely train both deep and superficial core muscles and teaches the core to work as it is designed on a subconscious level. Learn the science behind the method......after 30 years of use there is plenty of research to back up the amazing results and it has been used with Mums, athletes, tri-athletes, peri and post menopausal women, back pain sufferers and those with hernias and prolapses.

• Both men and women can suffer from a weak pelvic floor, so everyone should come and listen to Nikki make a case for Hypopressives to improve posture, core strength and endurance.

hedgeendrunningclub.com 31/05/2015

Training Thursday 4th June Moved to Wyvern School

Training this Thursday will take place at Wyvern School in Fair Oak, more details here: http://www.hedgeendrunningclub.com/news2/training-thursday-4th-june-moved-to-wyvern-school

hedgeendrunningclub.com This Thursday the Ageas Bowl is hosting a cricket match so our normal home is not available to use, but we have the opportunity to use the equally impressive facilities at Wyvern School. The training...


Good luck to our 2 ladies running the cakeathon today....yes, it's a thing! :-)

hedgeendrunningclub.com 19/05/2015

Race Report - Hackney Half Marathon - 10th May 2015 - Mark Staples

Hackney Half Marathon - Race Report - Mark Staples


hedgeendrunningclub.com A pint or two on a hot sunny midweek day lead to a conversation Mike and I were having about up and coming races. Brighton marathon (seems like an age ago now) was looming, and Southampton half...

hedgeendrunningclub.com 13/05/2015

Race Report - North Dorset Marathon - 3rd May 2015 - Martin Gale

North Dorset Marathon - Race Report - Martin Gale


hedgeendrunningclub.com On the 3rd May I took part in the 2015 North Dorset Village Marathon which is based out of a small village called Sturminster Newton about an hour and fifteen minutes away from Hedge End. A few from...


Well done to all our beginners last night, hope you enjoyed it. Hope to see you Thursday!

hedgeendrunningclub.com 11/05/2015

Race Report - London Marathon - 26th April 2015 - Peter Ingason

London Marathon Race Report - Peter Ingason


hedgeendrunningclub.com Arriving at Excel around lunchtime on Saturday meant it was very busy as most of the runners who did not live in the London area were arriving to do the same. The crowds dropped off after 1600 so I...



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