Hitchin 10km

BurntHare and Hitchin Running Club have a new race for 2018. On Sunday the 13th May a Hitchin 10km race through the local countryside will take place for the first time. Running out from the iconic St Mary’s church through the countryside to Charlton, then heading out towards Preston before looping back through St Ippolyts as we head back in to Hitchin. The main roads will be closed for a limited period. This promises to be a great introduction to the Hertfordshire calendar. Enter Here

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New Year Hare

Ever fancied joining a running club but been scared off by training schedules. 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 for those starting out and want to get a feel…

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Hitchin Triathlon 2018 Entries Open

It’s here, It’s open the Hitchin Triathlon is on.  Enter here for the race on July 8th 2018.  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 Town Center 5km -2018

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. Race entry costs £6.50. 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…

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North Herts First Saturday 5Km

North Herts 5km map

In worthy competition to the parkruns in the area, the North Herts First Saturday 5km run is a local institution and now (from May) 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…

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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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