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Grange Road, Christchurch,

BH23 4JD Dorset, UK

We are a small (approx. 50 runners) friendly running club who meet at the East Christchurch Sports and Social Club, BH23 4JD (mostly on Wednesdays - both lunchtime and evening) and also at local parkruns (Bournemouth, Moors Valley, Brockenhurst and Lymington).

Everyone is welcome, no matter what your standard, and all of the club events are designed to give all an equal chance to excel.

Please contact us ( with any enquiries.

We organise two local races, the Hoburne 5 and the Christmas 10k. Other local road races can be found on Run Britain.

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Club Events for the current Quarter

All Wednesday events at 12:30 and 18:00

- meet at ECSSC, BH23 4JD

Note: The first Weds of each month is the Monthly run



Helpers (Phil W plus)

Wed 3 Jan

Monthly Run

Graham P(L)

Wed 10 Jan


Chris C (L)

Wed 17 Jan

Kiss and Part

Dave S (E)

Wed 24 Jan

Negative Split

Paul S (L)

Wed 31 Jan

Out and Back

Julian S (L or E)

Wed 7 Feb

Monthly Run

Gary M (L)

Wed 14 Feb

Pace Judgement

Tracy L (L)

Fri 16 Feb


(lunchtime only)

TBD (timer)

TBD (water)

Wed 21 Feb

Meet and Part

Steve C (L)

Wed 28 Feb

Slowest Lap

Bob A (L)

Wed 7 Mar

Monthly Run

Caroline C (L)

Wed 14 Mar

Pace Judgement

Nick G (L)

Fri 16 Mar

10 mile/Half Mar

(lunchtime only)

TBD (timer)

TBD (water)

Wed 21 Mar

Somerford Loop

Theresa H (L)

Wed 28 Mar


Graham P (L)

Hoburne 5 30th September 2018


Entries are now open for the Hoburne 5 2018.


Last year the race raised £2900 for good causes:

£2700 to Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund*

£200 to Cancer Research UK


* boosted by contributions from: BAE Systems £750, the Roman Group £500 and Brewers Decorating £200


We also had some amazing sponsorship contributions which were used for positional prizes, spot prizes and goody bags.


Our beachball medaI has had mixed reviews, but please don't compare it with medals from races with much higher entry fees.


The new course was probably much the same for runners, but achieved our aims, as it was easier for us to manage, less awkward for road users on the course and easier for everyone to leave Hoburne Park. Alas, there was no opportunity to make it flatter.


The start time of 10:30 should lead to less traffic where the race passes the church. Thanks to some feedback from our marshals.


See for more info.


Running Targets for 2018?


PBs are many years ago for me, so my initial targets are to beat my 2017 Bests.