May I extend a warm
welcome to all visitors to the Woodstock
Harriers Website. I should like to give you a brief
history of our Club, set out our current aims and objectives
and encourage you to find out more about our members and their
Woodstock Harriers A.C. was originally formed in 1924 when
it comprised about 30 to 40 active members competing chiefly
in local cross-country events. In addition, however, the Club
participated in some track races, the home venue being a grass
track inside Blenheim Park, by kind permission of the then
Duke of Marlborough.
Due to the onset of the Second World War, when the Club was
not active, it was disbanded and was not reformed until
|the early 1980's.
Mike Shipway (Chair)
In 1982 the Club became affiliated to the various
county, regional and national Associations and specialised
mainly in Marathon and Ultra-Marathon events. In those days
although membership was no more than 15, individual and team
honours were abundant and included team victories in the prestigious
55-mile London to Brighton Road Running Race and individual
and team honours in many other races including the Isle of
Membership has steadily increased and we now have almost
100 active runners including 30 ladies.
Our aim is to provide a platform for men and women of all
ages and abilities to develop and improve their fitness and
running ability in a friendly and sociable environment. We
would especially encourage younger people to join us and are
hoping to expand our ladies' and junior section.
Training is an important
aspect of Club life and details can be found by clicking here.
We take part in cross-country
and road race competitions
where the emphasis is on team effort as opposed to individual
To find out more about the individuals who make up the Club
go to the Member Profiles section.
For further information on any aspect of Woodstock
Harriers contact Mike Shipway.