2014/15 News

Hooky Christmas Canter, 20th December 2015

Thank you to everyone who came along and took part in the Christmas Canter today, for the first time since we've held the race it was a sell out, sorry to any of those who were not able to get a place on the day.

We enjoyed sunny weather conditions with the rain holding off until the last finisher crossed the line, and there were some fantastic fancy dress costumes to entertain the many spectators.

We hope you all enjoyed the race, and the post-race mince pie and mulled wine, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


Results and Photos

Banbury parkrun 1st anniversary, 26th September 2015



Banbury parkrun celebrated it's first anniversary this weekend.

To mark the occasion they asked people to take part in neon/80s style fancy dress, amking for a very colourful spectacle. 

Seven Harrier took part in the event, with 3 finishing in the top ten.

Dave Tame and Tom Bradford tackle the Cotswold Way

Dave Tame and Tom Bradford set themselves the challenge of seeing how much of the Cotswold Way they could cover in 24 hours, raising money for charity in the process. The Cotswold Way stretches 104 miles from Bath to Chipping Campden. We're pleased to confirm they managed to cover 79 miles, a phenomanal achievement, well done guys!

Graeme Hackland hits 50, 18th July 2015



... parkruns that is!

Graeme hit the 50 runs milestone at Banbury parkrun this weekend. Although Banbury is now Graeme's home parkrun, he ran regularly at Oxford and Abingdon before the weekly Banbury event kicked off in September 2014. Graeme has also run parkruns in South Africa and Australia.

Summer Social, July 4th 2015


Jess and Jonathon kindly hosted the summer social again this year. There was a turn out of Harriers, and with the good weather we were able to picnic on the lawn, enjoying a wine or beer with our barbecued dinner. While some rested for races the following morning, others enjoyed a game of cricket!

Annual Awards Dinner, February 21st 2015




The Harriers headed to the Greedy Goose, near Chastleton, for the annual Awards Dinner. A merry time was had by all, thanks to the Greedy Goose for their hospitality.


And the winners are...

Female Runner of the Year

Jess Woolcott

Male Runner of the Year

Huw Williams

Handicap Winner

Sandra Heryet

Alan Roche Trophy (most improved runner)

Kelly Spooner

Female Cross Country Runner

Donna Allen

Male Cross Country Runner

David Bunney

The Hailey Award for services to the Harriers

Jess Woolcott

Club Thong 2015 (don't ask!)

David Molloy

And there was a special presentation for Dee and Mick Hailey to thank them for all their hard work over many years to make Hook Norton Harriers the club it is today!


Congratulations to Hannah Rogan and Donna Allen

Over the winter, a number of Harriers have been taking part in the Tempo Events Winter Series, a series of 5 hilly 10k races held in Ilmington, Warwickshire.


Congratulations to Hannah Rogan and Donna Allen who finished the series as second and third lady respectively!


Sunday 15th February

The Club XC, 11th January 2015



Club members headed to the Tame's farm for the Club cross country. All those who entered predicted their finishing time, before heading off together for 2 or 3 laps of the course. Results of who was under and closest to their predicted time won't be known until the Christmas Meal!

The Chequers on Thursday 11th December 2014


We will be going to the Chequers in Chipping Norton for food and drinks after a short training session on Thursday 10th December.  All Hook Norton Harriers welcome to come! 


For directions to the pub please visit http://www.chequers-pub.com

Norman Knight on Tuesday 4th November 2014

Do we need a reason to celebrate? Autumn Marathons, PB's, life in general.  Pick a reason and come and join us for Supper on Tuesday 4th November at the Norman Knight in Whichford. We will run from Hooky as usual and then reconvene for food at 8:15ish.  All Hooky Harriers welcome, the more the merrier!


For directions: http://www.thenormanknight.co.uk/find_us.html

Help Huw fundraise for Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Our very own Hook Norton Harrier Huw Williams is running the Abingdon Marathon for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre this year


To sponsor him and this great cause please visit his fundraising page:


Sponsor Hugh

Hooky Summer Social 29th August 2014


This years Summer Social will be held on the evening of Friday 29th August.  BBQ and drinks, music and frivolity.  In a change to last year, the social will be held at Burmington House, Shipston on Stour (CV36 5AF for Sat Nav) Only a 10 minute drive from Hook Norton.


All Hook Norton Harriers welcome - bring your lovely selves and all the family!



Norman Knight on Tuesday 22nd April 2014

To celebrate the end of the Spring Marathons, we will be meeting for Supper on Tuesday 22nd April at the Norman Knight in Whichford after a short run from Hooky.  All Hooky Harriers welcome, the more the merrier! 


For directions: http://www.thenormanknight.co.uk/find_us.html

2013 Running Commentary newsletter

Running Commentary 2013
Put together by Graeme and Tom, this years newsletter articles include Jess and Sandra's Marathon training, Marathons 1-10 by Peter Cook, and Graeme Hackland's Comrades back-to-back
Hooky Harriers 2013 Newsletter.pdf
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Awards Dinner - 22nd February 2014


A fabulous Night had by all!  


Huge congratulations to all the award winners: 


Male runner of the year: Graeme Hackland

Female runner of the year: Sandra Heryet

Club handicap winner: Sandra Heryet

Club member of the year: Graeme Hackland

Alan Roche Trophy: Jessica Woolcott


Click here for the evenings shenanigans as captured by Graeme

Want to join us?

Come along to the Hook Norton Sports & Social Club at 7pm on a Tuesday to meet us and join us for a run! If you'd like to become a member, simply send us an email:


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