Our Club: Hadleigh Hares Athletics Club
PUBLISHED: 03:06 22 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:12 20 February 2013
The road runners
The road runners
Hadleigh Hares Athletics Club has been fostering runners and triathletes since 1984, engaging all ages and abilities in sport.
Headed up by chairperson and head coach Clive Pinnion (aided by a dedicated team) there are several club nights every week, as well as events such as a summer 5k series and the Hadleigh 10 mile road race, to keep members on their toes.
Well-known member Mathew Blacoe, who has been running for over 30 years and is regularly seen pounding the pavements of Hadleigh says there are many benefits to being a member: Apart from the obvious benefits of feeling fit and healthy, theres the chance to explore new places, taking in beautiful scenery. But also its about the physical and mental challenge of training and racing, setting new targets and personal improvement.
I would always recommend joining a running club for the friendship, camaraderie and opportunities for training and racing a club like Hadleigh Hares can offer. I have been a member of a number of large, nationally successful clubs in the past, but I find Hadleigh Hares a very welcoming, friendly and well organised club who genuinely care and cater for all their members whatever their ability.
The range of training sessions we offer is very impressive including specific training for beginners, improvers, the more advanced, ladies only, strength and conditioning and, of course, our flourishing junior section. In addition we offer triathlon training and racing, plus beneficial links with support services such as sports therapy, physiotherapy and osteopathy. Not to mention readily available training advice and guidance from our very enthusiastic team of coaches.
Born to run