Welcome to Compton Harriers Running Club

Home of the Downland Challenge & Compton Canter:


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This site is listed in the Berkshire Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain in the entry for The Parish of Compton

  We cater for a range of standards and levels of participation.

  Members enter a variety of races: road; cross-country; trail; relays.

 Training lasts for about an hour or so on Tuesday & Thursday (Club Night) evenings - mostly off-road including:

 Runs of 5 to 8 miles - with "run-backs" to encourage slower runners (Club Nights - see Safety & Etiquette)

 Shorter intervals, speed training and hill sessions, at your own pace. (Tuesday Sessions)

 Monthly handicap race. (Club Night) Pbs: (Winter; Summer); Routes:-  Winter Route - Summer Route

 Away-days throughout the summer months at a variety of locations in Berkshire & Oxfordshire.

Long runs also arranged periodically at weekends.

The emphasis is on enjoyment and personal achievement in a sociable group.

 Main venue for Home Club Night is:

 The Downland Sports Centre, Manor Crescent, Compton, West Berkshire RG20 6NU

 Training details are emailed weekly to members and added to our Events Calendar, Facebook and Twitter

 We often adjourn to a local pub for post-run warm-down on club nights (Thursdays).

 Enjoy the benefits of keeping fit, meeting new people and discovering your local countryside.

 Come and meet us on a Thursday Club Night to start your fitness campaign.

To determine your current level of fitness, try the NHS Fitness Self Assessment:  


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