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We are a small (approx. 50 runners) friendly UK Athletics affiliated running club who meet at the East Christchurch Sports and Social Club, BH23 4JD. 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of standard as our handicapping system enables everyone to be competitive at our club events. Our next Couch to 5k course starts on 19 April 2022.


We organise two local races, the Hoburne 5 (late Sept/early Oct) and the Christmas 10k.  Results of Christchurch area results are on Power of Ten. Upcoming local road races are on runbritain.

Very sadly we have heard of the sudden death of Peter Collins of Lytchett Manor Striders after a short illness. He was given the nickname Graffiti Pete by a local Hash House Harrier pack, because he cleaned graffiti and dirt from buildings, which included the restoration of Highcliffe Castle after many years of neglect.

Peter Collins

Pete was known to those of us who had attended the half-marathon weekends in Bolbec, France. Pete was married to Nathalie, herself from Bolbec, who Pete met on one of these weekends. Pete was larger than life, great fun to be around and always had a 'bon mot' often delivered as a heckle. Behind this 'facade' Pete was a kind and generous man and a loving husband and father. We offer our condolences to Pete and Nathalie's families and all who knew him.

Club Activities

We meet at ECSSC, BH23 4JD for almost all runs.

Monday social runs at 6pm from ECSSC and Southbourne*

*Cafe Riva (BH5 2EL) or Solent Meads (BH6 4NA) - check with Peter or Nick

Our Weds themed runs (maps here) provide a varied challenge

Starting at 12:30pm (L) and 6pm (E)

Friday long runs start from 12:30pm (staggered start)

Our Couch to 5k course for 2022 has now completed.



Timer (L-lunctime;  E- evening)

Wed, 6 July

Monthly Run

(L) Chris Potter

(see Note 1)

(E) Craig & Mary

Wed, 13 July

Stanpit Marsh

(L) Julian

(E) Nick & Mariella

Wed, 20 July

Kiss & Part

(L) Robert Sarre

(E) Naomi

Wed, 27 July


(L) Dave S

(E) Louise

Wed, 3 August

Monthly Run


(see Note 2)

(E) Craig

Wed, 10 August

Pace Judgement

(L) Graeme S

(E) Tim

Fri, 12 August

10k Race (lunchtime)

Timer - John Foggo

Water - 

Wed, 17 August

Beach Run

(L) Paul Snell

(E) Louise & Paul W

Wed, 24 August

Out & Back


(Shelley Road)

(E) Craig

Wed, 31 August

Two Lakes

(L) Naomi

(E) Tim

Wed, 7 Sept

Monthly Race


(see Note 3)

(E) Rachel

Wed, 14 Sept

Pace Judgement

(L) Nick G

(E) Rachel

Fri, 16 Sept

10 Mile Race

Timer - John Foggo

Water - 

Wed, 21 Sept

Stanpit Marsh


(E) Paul Snell

Wed, 28 Sept

Mile Race

(L) Julian

(E) Mary

Note 1: Mass Start, Normal way round

Note 2: Mass Start, Reverse way round

Note 3: Staggered Start, Normal way round

Check for routes and instructions on the web (click on "Members Area", then find and click on "Training Event Rules and Routes" in the list on "Members Home" page)