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 200 members of all abilities and ages spanning from ‘Year 6’ well into retirement. We coach youngsters, have structured coaching for seniors, encourage beginners to get jogging and explore trails through Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside.

White Horse Harriers formed in 1981 has been part of the Wantage & Grove community for more than 35 years. The club enters and encourages competition in track & field athletics, road-running, cross-country, team events and junior competitions like Sportshall.

A number of Harriers have had notable success over the years, including former member, Jessica Harrison, who achieved 12th in the Triathalon in 2008 Olympics and 9th in the 2012 London Olympics.  Last year, Ben Claridge won 400m at English Schools Championship, Jonny Cornish won the Oxfordshire Cross Country League and Eda Onay represented GB at Triathle and won the U15 girls.  In 2017, Okan Onay brought home a gold medal from the European Triathle Championships in Portugal.

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.