Welcome to Banbury Harriers.  We are One Team.

It does not matter what aspect of athletics you are interested in, We cater for all, from age 8 upwards. You can train and compete in track and field, cross-country, road running and sportshall. Click here to find us.


The Banbury Run is back!! 

After a Covid-enforced absence in 2021, we are pleased to announce that the Geoff Smith Banbury 15 mile road race will return on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 10.30am.                    

Full details here:  HERE or download as pdf here

Online entry only at:  https://www.riderhq.com/events/p/6quhyxua/enter   (external link, opens in new window)



Cross Country  

Banbury Harriers competes in 2 cross country leagues throughout the winter:

OXFORDSHIRE XC LEAGUE – first or second Sunday of every month starting in November.


November 7th - Bicester Heritage 

December 5th – Cirencester Park

January 9th – Oxford, Horspath (combined with County Championships)

February 6th – Banbury (Bo Peep, Adderbury)

March 6th - Henley Showground

Team Manager: Ian Robinson    ian_robinson_uk@yahoo.co.uk

Please let Ian know as soon as possible if you are interested in running in this league.

NOTE – all athletes must be registered at least a week before the race. Once registered you will be entered for the whole season.


CHILTERN XC LEAGUE – various Saturdays starting in October.           www.chilternccl.co.uk

October 16th – Oxford, Horspath

November 13th – Milton Keynes

December 4th – TBC

January 15th - Shuttleworth College

February 19th – Milton Keynes

Team Manager: Ros Kelling        roskelling1@gmail.com

 Please let Ros know as soon as possible if you are interested in running in this league.


Other important information

Both leagues are for all age groups, although for our younger athletes we would recommend the Oxfordshire League.

There are no entry fees as these are included as part of your club membership, although there may be car parking fees (£4 cash for all Oxfordshire league races / Chiltern league tbc). 

Car Sharing is encouraged wherever possible to reduce costs and to avoid congestion at venues.

Club vests need to be worn for all races.

If you have any queries at all about cross country please contact either Ian or Ros who will be happy to help

Our full winter fixture list is attached – please also join our Facebook page for regular news and updates.

Happy running!


Winter 2021/22 Fixture List .... can be found here:   BHAC_Fixtures_2021-22


End of season message to members (September 2021):

As we come to the end of another, albeit truncated, track and field season I would like express my thanks to all concerned.


To the athletes who, despite often feeling unprepared due to earlier Covid issues, have put in some great performances often in a new age group or indeed new to competitive athletics.

To the parents who have encouraged their offspring and indeed helped support the club at both training and events.

To the team managers both permanent and acting who have done so much to promote team spirit.

Finally, but perhaps most importantly to coaches, officials and committee members who have given so much of their time in support of the club and it's athletes.

The X- Country and indoor Sportshall season will soon be upon us and we look forward to seeing all athletes compete and meet their commitment as a member to represent the club on a minimum of three occasions throughout the year.

Thank you all.

Doug Scott

Chairman, Banbury Harriers

September 2021


Banbury 5  - the 2021 race was won by Skip Snelson from Banbury Harriers in a time of 25.47.  The ladies race was won by Hayley Munn from Rugby & Northampton in 30.25.

Full results can be found here:https://www.mkac.org.uk/static/21emgpbanbury5.htm

The race was held under covid restrictions, so thank you to all runners for their support and co-operation and a massive thank you to our team of volunteers for upholding Banbury's reputation of staging safe, successful and  well-organised events.

Information for prospective new members:

We are keen to welcome new members but we ask that anyone wishing to join e-mail secretary@banburyharriers.org with brief details of their interest.  We hope to be able to offer you a place in the very near future, or at worst add your name to our waiting list.

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