Welcome to White Horse Harriers

About us

Welcome to White Horse Harriers A.C.

We are a friendly athletics club based in Wantage & Grove, Oxfordshire.  We have around 150 members of all abilities and ages spanning from ‘Year 6’ well into retirement. We coach youngsters, encouraging beginners to get jogging, explore trails through Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside as well as competing in Sportshall, Track & Field, Road Running, Cross Country and Ultras.

White Horse Harriers formed in 1982 has been part of the Wantage & Grove community for more than 33 years. The club enters and encourages competition in track & field athletics, road-running, cross country, team events and junior competitions like SportsHall.

Our club draws around 150 members from Wantage and Grove as well as and surrounding villages inc. Sparsholt, Lambourn, Harwell, Milton Park, Didcot, Hanney and Stanford in the Vale. 

Harriers have had notable success over the years, perhaps most notably former member, Jessica Harrison, who achieved 12th in the Triathalon in 2008 Olympics and 9th in the 2012 London Olympics.

Our four regular EA athletics coaches, and three assistant coaches, train 8-16 year old children twice a week and encourage them to be active, healthy and involved in competitions.  

Our Run Leaders support the Seniors, helping the different levels of training run with a welcome group, intermediates and speedy groups.  We regularly do more structured training sessions inc. agility, balance & coordination (ABC), plyometrics, hill reps, intervals and track sessions to improve running and reduce injury.  We can also provide one-to-one advice developing a personalized training plan.

We are an inclusive club, we encourage non-athletes into jogging for heath reasons by organizing courses like JogWantage,  and volunteering at ParkRun Abingdon.

WHH contributes to local charities through organizing events and recent donations have been made to Riding for the Disabled, Helen & Douglas Trust and Thames Valley Air Ambulance

We organize the over-subscribed White Horse Half Marathon annually, drawing over 650 entries and raising awareness of the area.