We are a friendly athletics club based in Wantage & Grove, Oxfordshire. We have around 150 members of all abilities and ages spanning from ‘Year 7’ 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 and Cross Country events.
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 160 members from Wantage and Grove as well as and surrounding villages inc. Sparsholt, Lambourn, 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 two regular 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. We regularly do more structured training sessions (hill reps, track sessions, etc) and can 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 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.