One year on…

DID YOU KNOW……that one year ago today, is when this all started. With the help and support of Jonathan Ruddle, Garan Dallimore and Jackie Wilson we had the meeting in Elizabeth Hall, we had people sitting on the floor, standing in the corridor and even in the kitchen! It was overwhelming how many were there. It is amazing to see how far we have come in such a short time. We had our first run in October and very soon had 3 sessions per week. The Club has over 150 members and we are ARC affiliated. I was happy just at the prospect of running […]

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Hook Runners Update

Hi runners It’s now just over 9 months since we had our first Hook Runners group run on a cold, dark, October evening and 4 months since we became an officially affiliated running club and there has been so much going on! We thought it would be good to share this with you and there’s a lot to tell you about! 1. England Athletics affiliation – David Simpson As a Club, we listen to our members and one topic that has been mentioned from the start is “will we be EA affiliated?”. There are many advantages for a running club […]

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ABC Graduation – Change of Location

For those attending the ABC Graduation at parkrun on Saturday, please note that Basingstoke parkrun will now be at the usual location of War Memorial Park, rather than Crabtree Plantation.  The change is cue to the cancellation of some events in War Memorial Park. We will be meeting at the children’s playground in War Memorial Park from around 8:30am, the run starts at 9am. Don’t forget to register on the parkrun website if you’ve not already done so and print out and bring along your barcode!

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Upcoming events

Hi runners! This is just a quick update of the events and races coming up over the next few months. Mindful running Next Wednesday (28 June), Penny will be presenting an introduction to mindful running session at 8pm at the Raven.  This session will provide an introduction to mindfulness and meditation and how they can help you: 1 use running more effectively to clear your head 2 increase focus 3 manage your anxiety about ability or performance This is aimed at runners of all experience and abilities. No running will be required, just sitting, having a drink and listening. There […]

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The Hooker – Issue 1

We hope you enjoy this first ever episode of “The Hooker” – a newsletter for Hook Runners!  Before you get stuck in, don’t forget to mark on your calendar that we’re meeting for drinks on Sunday at the bottom White Hart after the Fun Run.

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Plans for Hook Fun Run

The Hook Fun Run is fast approaching and Hook Runners will be there in force! We will set up our flag and gazebo at number 2 on this plan – meet us there from 10:30 for a chat, club photo and warm up!  After the prize giving, we plan to meet at the White Hart for a drink. The full schedule for 21 May is as follows: ·         09.30 Community Centre Information Desk Open ·         10.30 Meet at Hook Runners Flag ·         10.45 Under 5’s Toddlers Race ·         10.50 Warm up for the Races ·         11.00 Start 10K Road Race […]

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Hook Fun Run & Road Race

Good morning fellow Hookers, I hope you all had a good Bank Holiday weekend. It’s now May, which can mean only one thing….Hook Fun Run & Road Race on Sunday 21st May, 2 weeks away! If it was not for HFRRR, Hook Runners would not be here, it was their Committee that approached me and asked if I would like to set up a running club and now, a few months later, we have 110+ members. As you are no doubt aware, they support local charities and sporting associations and they made a contribution to us, to help us get […]

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Latest news

It’s been a busy couple of week for Hook Runners. Since we became an official running club at the EGM on 7 March, our kit has landed, been distributed and been tried out in races! 18 March brought the ABC parkrun graduations. It might have been a dull and overcast day but it didn’t dampen our spirits and the Hookers were out in force as we marshalled the whole course, as well as running with the ABCers and cheering along the route! Afterwards we celebrated their awesomeness with a medal and certificate to commemorate the start of their running journey! A […]

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EGM tomorrow!

Another week goes by and now it’s only one day to go until the EGM!  We can’t believe that in the space of five months, from when we had our first run, we are going to be an official affiliated running club! We have come a long way in a short time and we have all played a part in that. We are sure you are keen to find out more about our awesome Club and the draft Constitution is now available on the website for you to read.  If you have any questions, there will be an opportunity to ask them at […]

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