About Headington RoadRunners

History

Headington RoadRunners was formed in Oxford in 1988 by an enthusiastic group of runners. The club is built firmly around its members, our motto being Running Together. This reflects both our style of runs and the friendly social nature of the club. The aim of the club is to encourage and support its members with all their running aims.

If you live in Oxford or you are just visiting, why not come along and try us?. Our membership currently stands at over 300, from 18 to over 70 years of age and from those that are faster and keen on racing to those that are slower and less competitive.

Where we are based

Our club base is the OXSRAD Leisure Centre. The postal address is:

OXSRAD,
Court Place Farm,
Marsh Lane,
Marston, Oxford
OX3 0NQ

Click here for directions.

Situated on the outskirts of NE Oxford, this allows us great access to the surrounding countryside of Otmoor as well as to the streets, paths and spires of the historic city of Oxford.

At OXSRAD, we have a club noticeboard with details of the club's current events, a collection of entry forms for local races, coaching and club information and club running gear is usually available for purchase here on Thursday nights

There are changing and showering facilities as well as a snack-bar and licensed bar for relaxing after your run.

Members are not expected to come to all of the training sessions, but most make it along on a Thursday evening to catch up with club-mates or pick up their monthly Newsletter.

By joining HRR you will also become an affiliate member of the OXSRAD sports centre which has a well-equipped gym and other facilities.

Training Sessions

Our training sessions are designed to cater for all abilities and standards of runner. We run a unique shepherding system with members taking it in turn to lead training runs. In addition, we have some more structured sessions.

Consult the event diary for details of current weekly training sessions. In summary, the club provide the following sessions:

Day Session
Monday
  • Core strength sessions at OXSRAD
Tuesday
  • Interval Sessions from OXSRAD
  • Summer hill runs at Shotover
  • Autumn hill runs in and around South Park
Wednesday
  • Track Session at the Iffley Road track
Thursday
  • Main weekly club session at OXSRAD
  • Summer club 4-mile time trial series
Saturday
  • Winter cross country training in South Park
  • Summer club 5km races
Sunday
  • Long runs, usually from OXSRAD

Races

If you want to race, there are many opportunities to represent the club throughout the year both on the road and in cross country.

The HRR event diary provides details of forthcoming races in and around Oxfordshire. So if you are looking for a local race, or would like to add another race to the listings, why not check it out? The homepage provides a list of events coming up, but the complete diary (future and historical) can also be viewed.