We run in Netley Abbey and Hamble and utilise as many of the beautiful, scenic routes as possible. The runs combine pavement, grass, woodland paths and (occasionally) beaches. Please take a look at our galleryfor some photos of where we run.
The official runs are led by our Run Leaders who will take the group through a pre-run safety briefing to explain the route, the speed of the run, the hazards and the safety procedures. There will also be a pre-run warm up and post-run stretches. Although the group will be covered by the Run Leader’s insurance on all official runs, you must take sensible precautions to reduce risk (for example, notify the Run Leader if you have an injury or illness, wearing hi-viz clothing and head torches at night and running at a pace you are comfortable with).
Children that can comfortably run 5k are welcome on our Social Runs if accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will always be a Run Leader at the back of the group so please do not worry about being ‘too slow’, we want you to enjoy your run at whatever speed you are comfortable with; everyone matters!
For younger children (4 upwards) we offer the Friday Family Session which during spring/summer includes field-based activities and a 1k run, and in autumn/winter there is a fun 2k race.
After the Family Session there will be a weekly Ladies’ Group led by Alexandra or Ria. This is a session specially designed for women to improve their speed, stamina and technique in an all-female environment. There will be a pit-stop in the bar afterwards!
Meeting Point is Abbey Hall car park on Victoria Road/Grange Road, Netley Abbey SO31 5FA (apart from Itchen Bridge or Hamble runs - please check calendar for details).