Hart Road Runners is a friendly, social running club for runners in the Fleet, Church Crookham and surrounding areas. We meet as a club outside the entrance to the new Hart Leisure Centre in Emerald avenue in Fleet (but this can vary so please check the calendar) on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm and Thursdays at 7:00pm. There are a number of other sessions that take place so please see the Coaching page to find out which sessions are right for you.
HRR was formed over 30 years ago by a small group of sporting enthusiasts from Fleet & Church Crookham area, who wished to train together for the first Fleet Half Marathon. In those days the Club was known as the “Fleet Run for Fun Club”.
The Club went from strength to strength, with the name changing to “Hart Road Runners”, but with the emphasis still on fun. In fact, the Club still has some of those founder members running today.
The objective of the Club is to encourage and promote amateur road and cross country running in a social and supportive environment. To meet these objectives we offer the following activities to any runner who either wants to develop further or just run for fun: Track training, Coached Sessions, Social and Group runs, Road Running and Cross Country Leagues, and Club Competitions. Our aim is to offer as many diverse and interesting activities as possible so that there is something to suit everyone.
The club meets regularly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. So why not come down and join us, as we guarantee fun from running. You can just turn up and join any time – you don’t need to contact us beforehand, just come along and say hello! Try a couple of sessions and then join to receive our weekly news emails and to enjoy other club benefits.
We receive a lot of queries about what standard you have to be to join. As mentioned above, we cater for beginners to semi-elite, so all standards. If you can run 3ish miles (at any speed), we’d suggest our Bridge Club on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you can run around 6 miles (at any speed) come along on a Thursday night – you can either join our “steady six” group or run further to around 7-9 miles. In winter these are road runs, in summer we go off-road quite a lot. On Tuesdays we run coached sessions of speed or hill training – these are suitable for all abilities beyond beginner (we’d suggest that you can run 3-4 miles without stopping) and are mainly on-road but again sometimes off-road in summer. On Mondays we run sessions at the track – these are also suitable for all but absolute beginners.
If you are an absolute beginner we run beginners’ courses from time to time, please contact us for details. Please see the Coaching/Training page for more information about the various sessions.