Thames Hare and Hounds

Based on Wimbledon Common in South West London, Thames Hare and Hounds is the oldest cross-country running club in the world. Our large membership is made up of runners of all ages and abilities. We enjoy a full program of training, racing and social events, at all of which newcomers are very welcome. To find out more about us click here.

Second Sunday Five Miles

Read all about a new, regular event from Thames here.


2016 Varsity Match

We will be hosting the 2016 Varsity Cross-Country Races on on Saturday 3rd December 2016. The schedule for the day is:
- 1.00 p.m. - 25th Old Blues' Race (4 miles) - all alumni welcome
- 2.00 p.m. - 41st Ladies' Race (4 miles)
- 2.45 p.m. - 126th Gentlemen's Race (7.5 miles).
The venue is our headquarters the Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, SW15 3PQ.

2016 Varsity Match Preview - 2/12/16
Tomorrow (Saturday 3rd December) see the 2016 Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Cross-Country Races hosted over the Thames Hare and Hounds' courses on Wimbledon Common.

There have been two changes to the teams since they were announced last week. For Cambridge's ladies, Ruby Woolfe (Girton) replaces Rachel Longstaff. For Oxford's men, Eoghan Totten (Hertford) replaces William Christofi.

A preview of the race can be found below.
Oxford-Cambridge Cross-Country Races 2016 - 21/11/16
The teams for the 126th Gentlemenís and 41st Ladiesí University Cross-Country Races have been announced.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 20/11/16
At Wimbledon Park, Seb Cockerell won in 8:55. At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 29th in 12:27.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 19/11/16
Eight Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 13/11/16
At Wimbledon Park, Seb Cockerell finished 5th in 8:46. At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 69th in 12:59.
Surrey League (men) Division 1, Round II, Coulsdon - 12/11/16
The second leg of the menís Surrey League took place at Farthing Down. Thames put in a solid performance to finish 5th team and to further strengthen our Div 1 status. James McMullan led the team hom in a fine 6th in 29m13s and James Chettle opened his season in an excellent 16th and 2nd Thames man home. Gordon Pearce (23rd), Martin Shore (27th), Jim Allchin (32nd) and Simon Wurr (35th) provided strong, middle-order packing to keep us in the mix and Toby Pearson (52nd), Brian Thursby-Pelham (74th), Anthony Doolittle (85th) and Richard Hewitt (86th) closed out the team in style. Alex Mackula and Henry Jones complete the Thames contingent.
British & Irish Masters International, Glasgow - 12/11/16
Four Thames members contested the Home International in Glasgow. In the MV40, Howard Bristow running for England led from start to finish to win by 26s in 24m 08s, almost winning the MV35 race to boot leading both fields for 3 of the 4 laps. In the V45s, Don Naylor representing Wales took gold by 6s in 24m 49s. In the MV50 Ben Reynolds representing England had a close tussle throughout the race with the eventual winner Paul Ward, finishing 2nd by 5s in 25m 07s. The team took gold. In the WV60 and battling lack of sleep, Anna Garnier finished 6th and 3rd England scorer as the team took a fine silver.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 12/11/16
Nine Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.
Upcoming Fixtures
Sat 10th Dec
Southern Mastersí Cross-Country Championships
9.30am Sun 11st Dec
Second Sunday Five
2.30pm Sat 17th Dec
Old Boysí/Alumni Race 5 miles
7pm Wed 21st Dec
Club 5 miles and Carols
11am Sun 25th Dec
Lauriston RC Paarlauf
Lauriston Cottage
2pm Sat 31st Dec
Lauriston 5 miles
Wimbledon Common

Regular Events
7.30pm Wed 7th Dec
Club Run
Thames Club House
8.45pm Wed 7th Dec
Pub Meet
The Telegraph
10am Sun 11st Dec
Club Run
Thames Club House