Athletics and Running
Athletics is a sport for all ages and abilities. The Hampshire & IOW Athletics Network is a strong network of clubs in Hampshire providing opportunities for competitive track and field athletics as well as cross country and road running.
The Run England scheme is a great starting point if you are just getting started in running and want to get fit in relaxed, sociable and friendly environments.
A strong volunteer and coaching workforce ensures that there are opportunities to get involved in the sport at every level. Athletics depends upon the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers and participation is both rewarding and challenging.
For further information, contact Michael Coker, Network Coaching & Performance Officer.
Hampshire & IOW Athletics Network
The Hampshire & IOW Athletics Network has been established to develop athletics at every level, through increased participation, recruitment and retention of athletes, coaches and volunteers.
The network is supported by Hampshire Athletics Association, Sport Hampshire & IOW and Hampshire County Council and comprises:
- 13 Track and Field Clubs (of which 12 have specific junior sections for young athletes) – Aldershot Farnham & District, Andover, Basingstoke & Mid Hants, City of Portsmouth, Fleet & Crookham, Havant, Isle of Wight, New Forest Juniors, Overton Harriers, Royal Navy (no junior section), Stubbington Green, Team Southampton, Winchester & District
- 3 ‘Offshore’ Clubs – Channel Islands, Jersey Spartan, Guernsey Island
- 27 Road Running & Race Walking Clubs – Alton Runners, Broughton Bounders, Denmead Striders, Eastleigh Running Club, Fareham Crusaders, Gears and Tears.com, Gosport Road Runners, Halterworth Harriers, Hampshire Constabulary, Hardley Runners, Hart Road Runners, Haslemere Border, IOW Road Runners, Liss Runners, Lordshill Road Runners, New Forest Runners, Portsmouth Joggers, Romsey Road Runners, Sarnia Walking Club, Southampton Running Sisters, Special Olympics SE Hants, Tadley Runners, Totton Running Club, Victory AC, Wessex Road Runners, West Wight Road Runners, Zoom Tri Club
To find an athletics or running club near you, use the Sport Hampshire & IOW Find a Club facility
To get started in running, the Run England scheme is an ideal place to start. The philosophy is that running should be available and accessible for everyone, with running groups being created for women and mixed gender, schools, work places and families.
Run England is about helping you to exercise every week no matter your age, shape, size or ability. There are groups being created all over the county with trained Run England group leaders to support you through those first steps - all at your own pace with no competition.
Contact Michael Coker for information on getting started in a safe and social environment. You can join by yourself or with friends, family or colleagues.
Coaching & Performance Officer