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 aspirations.

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 Wight Marathon.

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 performance.

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.