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John O Gaunt student wins Harey 8 poster competition!

We would like to say a huge well done to Lucy Hammond, a year 8 student at John O Gaunt School, for winning the competition for redesigning the Harey 8 poster for 2018! The annual race, organised by the Hungerford Hares running club has a new date this year and the race director thought this would be a great opportunity to have a new poster and involve the local secondary school in the process. Lucy’s winning design is fantastic, she really rose to the challenge adding incredible detail and the artwork is so bright, imaginative with a positive impact. She was presented with her winning prize of a £50 amazon voucher and a framed copy of her poster at her end of term assembly. The prize was kindly donated by one of the race committee members work organisation. We are looking forward to sharing her winning design through our publicity for the event this year. Well done Lucy!

Mandy Waldon
Race Director – Hungerford Harey 8

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Hungerford Hares Running Club marked World Mental Health Day with a cheque presentation to Berkshire-based charity Sport in Mind.
A total amount of £1,655 was raised by the club through its annual Harey 8 race in June with proceeds also boosted by a special event at Hungerford Town Hall which marked the running club’s tenth anniversary. A match funding donation was also received from the NAV People’s Charitable Trust which provided an incredible total of £1,155.
Sport in Mind promotes mental well-being through sport and physical activity and raises awareness of mental health issues. Hungerford Hares Chairman, Mandy Waldon said: “This has been a milestone year for Hungerford Hares and it was particularly fitting for us to be able to present our cheque to Sport in Mind on October 10 which was World Mental Health Day. “We were also really pleased to be working in partnership this year with Sport in Mind, to help the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems and raising awareness of mental health and the importance of wellbeing. “We would also like to thank everyone who supported us this year and over the past ten years and contributed to the club’s growth during this time.” Sport In Mind Development Officer Laura Brooks said: “It was fantastic to receive such an amazing amount of money and to take part in the Harey 8 run. It was lots of fun. The money will be used to deliver sport and physical activity sessions in Hungerford. Thank you very much to the Hungerford Hares and NAV People’s Charitable Trust. You are superstars!”
Further information on Sport in Mind is available at 

10th October – Intervals in station road car park

25th July – Hares Hilly Run

18th July – Baydon run away – did i mention it was hilly ….

7th June – Kintbury run-away

23rd May – Short Harey 8 Route 

On a lovely sunny evening the hares try out the “harey8” route

A BIG thank you!

A very successful morning on the Town Hall steps on Saturday. We raised an amazing £155 for Sport in Mind as result of all the cakes/biscuits sold. A massive thank you to those who made cakes and for those who came down and supported us!

10 years celebration at The Town hall

Congratulations to our Couch to 5k group who completed the weeks. Well done guys, keep up the good work!

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K group

2nd May – Bluebell Run 

Great turn out for a wonderful display of the bluebells and Geoff actually running 

25th April – The Beginners

We had a great turn out of 12 starting the program

30th August 2016 – Last of the Summer Runs – Eastbury

A good turn out for the last away run on the summer programme

9th August 2016 – Interval Training on the common

Thanks to Victoria, Pete and Claire for their help running the “fun” interval session evening.  I think we were all agreed it was a FUN session!  We started with a warm up at the Rugby Club, followed by a game of Farmers and Crows on the common (think back to the playground and Stuck in the Mud with lots of shrieking and laughter!) and a more traditional pyramid speed session down by the canal.  Great to see new Hare Marius this evening and to pick up potential new member Craig mid run!  Well done everyone who made it this evening. You all worked really hard!

6th August 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 22.32 Bedfont Lakes

Emily Cook – 25.05 Barnstable

Paul Scarlet – 26.41 Newbury

Caroline Bamford 25.48 Newbury

3rd August

Brian Billington – Yateley 10k – 45.44

Paul Stout – Yateley 10k – 44.34

Emily Cook – Pewsey Vale 5 miles – 37.50

Sally Ann Adams – Pewsey Vale 5 miles – 57.41

30th July 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 23.57 Southsea

Caroline Bamford – 23.57 Southsea

24th July – Up Tow Down Flow Half Marathon

Polly Wood – 1.54

23rd July 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 22.47 Stonehouse

Caroline Bamford – 22.47 Stonehouse (New PB)

Emily Cook – 25.00 Newbury (New PB)

14th July Dinton Pastures 10k Race 3

Brian Billington – 48.24

Caroline Bamford – 50.00

9th July – Savernake 10k

Brian Billington – 49.02

Esther Good – 51.19

Victoria Chidsey – 53.56

9th July – The Original Maverick – Devon 13k

Polly Wood  – 1.33  – 5th Place Lady – Bringing new meaning to the word ‘hills’ ..

5th July – Baydon Away Run

11 Hares took off over the downs to ashdown house on a lovely summers evening

3th July – Tadley 10k

Carl Reid – 46.29

2nd July 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 21.47 Black Park

Paul Carden – 28.21 Newbury

26th July 2016 – Inkpen Gibbet Challenge

Mandy Waldon – 53.30 – First Female Veteran

Mike Moorcroft – 56.26

25th June 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 24.47 Newbury

Paul Carden – 28.14 Newbury

Brian Billington – 24.48 Newbury

Emily Cook – 26:00 Barnstaple

Predicted timed race results Thanks for all coming last night, we hope you enjoyed something different!   

ForenameSurnameEst. TimeActual TimeFaster or slower than estimatedVariationIgnoring +/-Position
PeteLowe15:00:0014:48:33Faster 🙂-00:11:2700:11:271
Polly Wood15:15:0015:03:23Faster 🙂-00:11:3700:11:372
RichardPiper20:00:0020:17:23Slower 🙁00:17:2300:17:234
ThomasRivers16:15:0015:47:23Faster 🙂-00:27:3700:27:375
MandyWaldon15:21:0014:49:23Faster 🙂-00:31:3700:31:376
BrianBillington17:25:0016:49:23Faster 🙂-00:35:3700:35:377
KevinGregory16:43:0016:05:23Faster 🙂-00:37:3700:37:378
VictoriaChidsey18:30:0017:52:23Faster 🙂-00:37:3700:37:379
LeeBurton15:30:0014:51:23Faster 🙂-00:38:3700:38:3710
Caroline  Bamford17:46:0017:06:23Faster 🙂-00:39:3700:39:3711
kariasmith23:17:0022:32:23Faster 🙂-00:44:3700:44:3712
Caroline  Bowyer21:00:0020:13:23Faster 🙂-00:46:3700:46:3713
Rich Parry16:00:0014:58:23Faster 🙂-01:01:3701:01:3714
JoshParry15:30:0014:27:33Faster 🙂-01:02:2701:02:2715
John  Warr18:17:0017:13:23Faster 🙂-01:03:3701:03:3716
SallyWesteray20:00:0018:50:23Faster 🙂-01:09:3701:09:3717
LindaGaywood25:00:0023:49:23Faster 🙂-01:10:3701:10:3718
JamieDullaghan13:30:0014:44:33Slower 🙁01:14:3301:14:3319
SianPiper25:00:0023:32:23Faster 🙂-01:27:3701:27:3720
Mandy Goddard22:38:0021:08:23Faster 🙂-01:29:3701:29:3721
MartineSugden25:25:0023:31:23Faster 🙂-01:53:3701:53:3722
WilfWaldon17:00:0014:56:23Faster 🙂-02:03:3702:03:3723
CarlReid17:00:0014:55:23Faster 🙂-02:04:3702:04:3724
Mary-AnneAllsobrook21:53:0019:39:23Faster 🙂-02:13:3702:13:3725
ScottFarrell17:00:0014:32:33Faster 🙂-02:27:2702:27:2726
DianaGregory26:00:0022:48:23Faster 🙂-03:11:3703:11:3727
JackieGibbard25:00:0020:40:23Faster 🙂-04:19:3704:19:3728
PaulCarden26:00:0021:08:23Faster 🙂-04:51:3704:51:3729
AngelaSewell28:00:0022:50:23Faster 🙂-05:09:3705:09:3730

quiz question result  here

11th & 12th June 2016 – Endure24 

3 Hares took part in endure24 this year and all completed 5 laps (25 Miles ) of trails around the wasing estate

Two Teams of 7 took part and in total ran 165 & 160 Miles

7th June 2016 – Kintbury Out and About 

At 7.30 on the dot the heavens opens accompanied by a clap of thunder

This never stops a hardy hare! With the warm up complete the group set off.

The sky’s cleared and the country side around Kintbury was wonderful.

After the group cool down everyone enjoyed the hospitality of Victoria and her husband

What a wonderful way to spend a lovely British summers evening.

5th June 2016 – Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 mile

Carl Reid – 36.19

Mandy Waldon – 37.07

Victoria Chidsey – 43.21

June Frith – 44.05

5th June 2016 – Marlborough Triathlon

Esther Good 44th – 1.57.21 1st Place Female Vet

Brian Billington 59th – 2.05.35

4th June 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 27.03 Newbury

Paul Scarlett -27.46 Newbury

Paul Carden – 27.50 Newbury

Brian Billington – 23.03 Winchester

29th May 2016 – Bayer 10k

Scott Farrell – 47.52

Lee Burton – 48.31

Carl Reid – 49.22

Emily Cook – 53.24

Paul Carden – 60.16

Brian Billington – Had a lovely jog in the sun

Big thanks to Mandy, Geoff and Esther for giving up there Sunday morning to help marshal the event. 

28th May 2016 – parkrun

Mandy Waldon – 22.03 Swindon – NEW PB

Brian Billington – 23.51 Swindon

24th May 2016 – Hares test the Harey 8 Route

22nd May 2016 – Ramsbury 5

Emily Cook – Awaiting Results

Scott Farrel –  Awaiting Results

21st May 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 22.55 Southwick Country Park

14th May 2016 – parkrun

Paul Scarlett – 27.20 Newbury

14th May 2016 – The Chieveley Chase

Geoff Anderson – 42.21

Scott Farrr – 42.25

Caroline Bamford – 47.16

Emiily Cook – 48.51

10th May 2016 – Inkpen Away Run 8k Cross Country

Great turn out for a cross country run around inkpen lead by Esther and the Crown & Garter after

8th May 2016 – Welford & Wickham 10k

Great turn out from the Hares

Geoff Anderson 46.48

Paul Stout 50.59

Esther Good 54.34

Brian Billington 54.34

Caroline Bamford 54.34 – Female Vet 50 Winner

Victoria Chidsey 55.30

Ally Weller 59.19

June Frith 1.01.16

Caroline Bowyer 1.04.44

Jackie Gibbard 1.12.37

7th May 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 24.43 Newbury

Paul Scarlett – 24.41 Newbury

Caroline Bamford  – 24.34 Preston Park

3rd May 2016 – Hares Bulebell Run 11k

1st May 2016 – Shinfield 10k

Emily Cook – 53.03

Scott Farrell – 48.22

31st April 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 20.16 Isle of Wight PB

Paul Scarlett – 25.22 Newbury

Paul Carden  – 28.13 Newbury

24th April 2016 – London Marath

Thomas Rivers – 4.21.20

Maurice Marulli-de-barletta – 3.30.47

23rd April 2016 – The Isle of Wight Offroad Duathlon

Caroline Bamford – 1st Lady Sprint Distance in 1.40.05

Brian Billington – 4th Sprint Distance in 1.27.31

17th April 2016 – Corsham 10k

Caroline Bowyer – 59.18

16th April 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 24.51 Bicester

Caroline Bamford – 24.55 Bicester

10th April 2016 – Sunday Run

The Hares meet at the croft for a muddy off road route along the canal lead by esther

Stopped along the way for a photo in front of a “oil rig lifeboat”

9th April 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 23.11 Fareham

Caroline Bamford – 23.10 Fareham

Polly Wood – 23.45 Newbury

3rd April 2016 – White Horse Half Marathon

Polly Wood – 1.53.49

3rd April 2016 – Combe Gibbet to Overton Race

Esther Good  – 2.27.40

Jamie Dullaghan – 2.30.06

3rd April 2016 – Reading Half

Maurice Marulli-De-Barletta – 1.27.30

Steven Westbury – 1.38.30

Lester Sandles – 1.41.33

Tom Measures – 1.47.59

Rich Parry – 1.47.21

Kevin Gregory – 1.47.20

John Warr – 1.53.05

Brian Billington – 1.56.20

Caroline Bamford -1.56.20

Paul Scarlett – 1.58.48

Nick Clements – 2.13.48

26th March 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 22.29 Hove Promenade

Caroline Bamford – 24.51 Newbury

19th March 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 24.50 Basingstoke

Paul Carden – 27.38 Newbury

Caroline Bamford – 24.50 Basingstoke

13th March 2016 – Bathalf

Brian Billington – 1.43.09

Caroline Bamford – 1.42.24

Esther Good – 1.43.03

Paul Stout – 1.38.18

Mandy Goddard – 2.11.06

Ally Weller –  1.52.08

5th March 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 23.29 Isle of Wight

Paul Carden – 28.02 Newbury

Paul Scarlett 24.16 Newbury

Caroline Bamford – 24.53 Newbury

27th February 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington – 24.16 Fountains Abbey

Paul Carden – 27.53 Newbury

Paul Scarlett 25.41 Newbury 

21st February 2016 – SMaRTT Smasher 10k

Emily Cook – 56.17

June Frith –  59.42

20th February 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 27.08 Newbury

Brian Billington – 24.16 Swindon

Paul Carden – 29.17 Newbury

14th February 2016 – Bramley 10/20

Caroline Bamford 1 Hour 20

Brian Billington 1 Hour 19 and 58 seconds

Paul Stout 1 Hour 19 and 26 seconds

13th February 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford 26.57

Brian Billington 26.58

Paul Scarlett 25.49

6th February 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 25.00 Newbury

30th January 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 24.44 Newbury

Brian Billington – 23.01 Isle of Wight

23rd January 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 24.41 Chippenham

Brian Billington – 25.05 Newbury

Esther Good – 25.04 Newbury

Paul Carden – 27.57 Newbury

16th January 2016 – parkrun

Caroline Bamford – 24.45 Newbury

Brian Billington – 23.29 Woodley

Esther Good – 23.29 Woodley

10th January 2016 – Rough-n-tumble

Caroline Bamford – 2.23.05

9th January 2016 – parkrun

Paul Scarlett – 29.40 Newbury

Brian Billington – 22.24 Isle of Wight 

2nd January 2016 – The Gibbet Hangover

Mandy Waldon – 1Hr 38 mins

2nd January 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington 22.29 Lyndey Inaugural

1st January 2016 – parkrun

Brian Billington 25.07 Swindon + 24.18 Newbury

Ester Good 25.07 Swindon + 24.26 Newbury

Caroline Bamford 25.11 Andover + 24.28 Newbury

Angela Sewell 30.53 Newbury

Caroline Bowyer 30.56 Newbury

15th Decemeber 2015 – Hares Xmas Run & Meal

The Hares giving marks out of 10 for the lights of Hungerford

Rudolph”Geoff” serving drinks and nibbles half way around the run , while bob and his elves prepared the xmas meal for the hares return  

The Video of the run can be found here

17th Nov –  Hill Training – Smitham Bridge Road 

About 20 Hares turned up in the gales of Hurricane Barney, and while June and Bob took the Beginners on a run around the town the main group did a ‘pyramid’ hills session at Smitham Bridge. That seemed to give everyone sufficient challenge! 

Warm up

Hills at Smitham Bridge road

10th Nov –  Intervals – Bourne Vale

Geoff took the hares down to bourne vale for an intervals session which was enjoyed by all , newcomer Ali said tonights session had open her eyes and she thoroughly enjoyed it, we think her dog misty did too.

1st Nov – Sunday Run

Esther took Polly, John, Ronald, and Brian on an 8 mile off road route out in the fog around littlecote

25th October – Sunday Run

Hares in the Autumn Leaves

18th October – Hares Sunday Run

Stopped for a break and pick some sloes

13th October – Intervals – Station Road car park

Saturday 19th September – A  cheque presentation of £500 was made to The Bruce Trust at the Wharf in Great Bedwyn. 

Thank you letter from “The Bruce Trust  

One of our new club members – Paul Stout is part of the British Team taking on the spartathlon in Greece a 155 mile ultra marathon on the 25th of Sept 

We all wish him the best of luck and hope he wears his hares top for part of the race

Seen in a Hares vest hill training up in the mountains in the Sierra Nevada: is a familiar figure secretly planning a comeback??

Paul Carden who joined the beginners program last year is running his first half marathon on the 18th October around the city of Oxford 

Good luck Paul!

Beginner Paul 2014                               Paul in 2015

Tuesday 8th September  

9 people started the beginners program 

Tuesday 1st September – Ramsbury Run Away

Run Video –

Saturday 29th Aug – parkrun  

23rd August Sunday run

Esther took Polly, Brian and Paul out on a 8 mile route from the croft out to littlecote and back along the towpath , arriving back just as the heavens opened

 Tuesday 18th August – Hidden’s

Good turn out for a 8 mile run getting back as it got dark , maybe this is the last run of the summer without head torches

 Tuesday 11th August – Intervals , Figure of 8’ reps + relays Triangle Field

The Hares did a great interval session tonight on the triangle field and June lead the cool down with some of her classic yoga stretches 🙂

Tuesday 4th August – Run Away – Inkpen – Crown and Garter

Great turn out for the inkpen run , even some guests from Kintbury joined us

Rich just can’t keep his eye’s open as he was so tired

Tuesday 28th July – Hills  – Hungerford Common  

The hills were alive with the sound of …… Hares puffing up and down

Tuesday 7th July – Runaway – Eastbury 

 Tuesday 16th June: Beginner’s Program Finished – They all ran for 30 min’s with out stopping covering 4km – Well done to you all

Tuesday 9th June – Run Away – Kintbury:

Lovely evening run with a few Kintbury Joggers

Tuesday 2nd  June – Hills On Hungerford Common 

Great turn out for the hills training on the common , we where joined by 5 new runners (4 Newbury runners & Andres from Spain) and a very cute dog