Membership fees

Despite the name, the club participates in all disciplines of running, fell, cross country and road and welcomes applications from runners of all abilities to join us. If you are not sure if the club is for you, why not come to one of our training sessions or one of our regular pub runs. You will be under no obligation to join, but you will get a feel for the club and a better idea if the club is for you. You can merely turn up to a training session unannounced, but it would be better if you contacted our club secretary first (details on the contacts page) and let him know that you will be coming and he will make sure that whoever is leading the group will look out for you. If you are an absolute beginner to running, you too are most welcome to join us in one of our sessions, but please contact our secretary first and he will make sure that you will have a programme with which you are comfortable. Membership fees for the club are as follows:
  • Seniors
  • For members over the age of 18
  • £10/year
  • For runners of all abilities over the age of 18
  • For runners participating in all disciplines of running, fell, cross country and road running
  • Regular training and coaching sessions provided
  • Apply
  • Juniors
  • For members under the age of 18
  • FREE
  • For runners of all abilities under the age of 18.
  • Regular (weekly) training sessions led by experienced runners/coaches
  • Advice about how to train properly so juniors can develop as athletes
  • Apply
  • Non-runners
  • For non-running members
  • £5/year
  • For supporters of the club and club members
  • Support the club and all the senior and junior runners
  • Apply
Race Reports Archive
An archive of all the race reports

This is an incredibly hard challenge, but even more so in the conditions which prevailed on the day.  Read all about it from the account of the day by John Boothman, from the link below.

Hardmoors 55 by John Boothman

Our two intrepid runners John "three races a day" Boothman and Lucas "ironman" Payne decided together to take on this challenge which is a 55 mile race, including 6,561 ft of ascent.  John was determined not to go off too fast but, as can easily happen in a race, he got swept along with the crowd and completed the first nine miles to CP1 at an average pace of 5.81 mph.  This was much faster than his target pace of 5 mph.  Lucas went off even faster, finishing the first leg at over 6 mph.  By CP2, there was a 12 minute gap between our runners and this is very much how it was throughout the rest of the race.  Sometimes, John would close the gap and then Lucas would extend it again. On the tops, all the runners were exposed to prolonged periods of extreme weather.  The wind would bring you to a standstill and your supply of water completely froze up.     The last big climb was Roseberry Topping, by which time, the gap was down to eight minutes, but John's water had frozen up again and he entered a real bad spell.  He forced some food down and drove himself on finishing quite strongly.  In the meantime Lucas pushed on finishing in 11h 14 m 54 seconds a full 22 minutes ahead of John. Given that they were up against specialist runners and the conditions on the tops were horrendous, this was a remarkable performance from both of them.

27 Lucas Payne 11:14:54 (31st overall)
34 John Boothman 11:37:39 (40th overall)

343 started. 164 finished.  179 retired.


106 Maddison Parrington 29:31

1 John Whiteside 18:52
3 Andy Berry 20:01

8 James Austin 19:54
40 Daniel Thornber 24:09
189 Sara Hardacre 32:35

The performance by Lorraine Slater in this race was something else and she has kindly put pen to paper to give an account, from a runner's perspective, of how she pulled off this famous victory.  You can read Lorraine's account from the link below.

Lorraine's Report of the Race.

6 Scott Boardman 17:40
8 Jack Villiers 17:50
9 David Poole 17:55
48 heather Driver 23:24

243 Eleanor Moore 53:58

146 Andy Berry 3:38:41

Jack Villiers only started running two years ago and this is his first year as an U15, and this weekend, he had the honour of representing his county in this race.  This reflects the hard work and consistent training that he has put in.  He finished 198th out of 303 in a time of 21:13.

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