Great Hertfordshire AONB Marathon

Walk, jog, or run, in one of the most scenic events in Hertfordshire. Situated on the “North Island” of the Chiltern hills and valleys, this is a must-do event to tick off your bucket list, with some of the most breathtaking views Hertfordshire has to offer. The route for all the distances is multi-terrain. One thing is for sure, once you reach the top of a hill climb, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking panoramic views, overlooking miles of countryside. Take on your own challenge with 3 options available: Full Marathon Half…

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Hitchin 10km

THE HITCHIN 10km Hello and welcome to The Hitchin 10km. This race is taking place on Sunday 19th May and with a race start time of 9am. Chip timing The event is chip timed for accurate timing as we appreciate that we all like to know what we got when we cross the start line to the end. Race rules for placings The race rules for this event are for gun time to the finish line, so if you are in line for a prize for winning, making the podium or as an…

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Interested in Joining

All Hares Photo

Ever fancied joining a running club but been scared off by regimented training schedules, targets and it all being a bit too serious. Here at Hitchin Hares we pride ourselves on being the friendliest running club in Hertfordshire. There are no schedules or targets or training plans. It is just a group of people that like to have fun and run at the same time. We have 3 runs scheduled a week and outside of that people can organise to go running with other members. Wednesday 6.30pm – 7pm is…

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Hitchin Triathlon 2019 Entries Open

It’s here, It’s open, the Hitchin Triathlon is on.  Enter here for the race on July 7th 2019.  The Hitchin Triathlon is set in the beautiful surroundings of North Hertfordshire.  This is a sprint distance event with an outdoor 400m pool swim, a 20km bike section, the 5km run. The event is held at Hitchin swimming pool, with the swim being 8 lengths of the outdoor pool (50m per length), you then exit the water and go straight into transition which is based next to the outdoor pool. Upon leaving transition with…

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Hitchin 5km Race Instructions

Hitchin town centre 5km race – RACE INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES Welcome to the Hitchin town centre 5km race!  This is a uniquely set up course that is fast and flat and has great PB potential!  All participants will get a bespoke medal and refreshments post-race. You can enter via the tab on the main page and complete the required fields to enter. This race currently caters for 300 runners.  The race will start at 9am on Sunday 30th September 2018 on the high street in town. This is a great opportunity to…

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North Herts First Saturday 5Km

In worthy competition to the parkruns in the area, the North Herts First Saturday 5km run is a local institution and now is free.  Taking place on Norton common this run is well attended and is a park run on a mix of paths and grass with some small hilly sections.  It might not be a pb course due to the hills but it is fun for all ages and abilities.  There are more details on the NHRR website. From the site: “The run is a two lap course on Norton…

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Supporting A Local Beginners Run

HItchin Learn to Run

A free twelve week running course starts in Hitchin this month to help encourage beginners to get on the move. The programme of classes, supported by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), along with England Athletics will be run by friendly instructors who are members of the Hitchin Running Club. The weekly classes are will take place every Tuesday until 28 July at 6.30 pm meeting at the play area of Walsworth Common in Hitchin. Liz Green Head of Policy and Community Services at NHDC said: “We would like to encourage…

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Parkruns Near Hitchin

parkrun coming to hitchin

There isn’t a parkrun in Hitchin yet, mainly thanks to North Herts Council who have supported the funding of an event but not the use of their lands. While the hunt continues there are many other parkruns in the area which are well worth a Saturday morning trip. parkrun is a series of 5k runs held on Saturday mornings at 9am in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. If you’re aged between 4 and…

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