Muddy Runners

About our group

We are a group of mud-loving, trail running, off-road runners, with our primary focus being to provide encouragement, support and company to runners from absolute beginners to more experienced trail runners.  Whether you are contemplating your first outing in running shoes, or are a regular to the running scene, we can help you with training, motivation and company.  Our ten week courses began in 2014 and we have seen over 150 individuals go from complete beginner to confident runner, many of whom are now club members running on a regular basis socially and some competitively.

Our Beginners Courses take place over ten weeks.  We start by walking and only progress to jogging when you feel ready.  By the end of ten weeks we will be taking you out on a running route and watch you running with confidence.  Before the course begins we will talk to you about your goals and objectives, as well as discussing any medical needs or concerns.  We will individualise your experience so that you achieve exactly what you want to on the course, and at the same time ensure you have fun in a relaxed and informal setting.  

Our Improvers and Intermediates Courses also take place over ten weeks and run alongside the beginners.  This is a natural progression for those who have completed the beginners course or for more confident runners looking to improve running technique, increase distance or speed.  These sessions consist of a mixture of interval training, hill work and exercises to improve your running strength, technique and speed.  

All of our ten week courses cost £40 payable in advance and the venue will change every week - keep an eye on this website and/or our facebook page for location details.

We also run a Running Fitness session on a Thursday morning.  This can be paid for in advance or on the day; sessions cost £4.00 and run only during term-time.



Contact Group

Contact details

Gemma Merritt - Group Leader

01264 361430

Meet our Team

Our locations


Bulbery Playing Field

Membership Renewal

Chalkhill Blue

Venue To Be Confirmed

Picket Twenty Sports Ground

Charlton Lakes

Goodworth Clatford Play Park

West Down, Chibolton

Barlows Lane car park, Rooksbury Mill

Parking area at bottom of Hedge End Road

Layby opposite Stockbridge School

Wildhern/Tangley Village Hall

Amport Green, Amport SP11 8BA

Amport Cricket Club

Basepoint Business Centre

Asda car park - next to the Cinema

Charlton Playing Fields

Salto Centre car park

Hexagon Stores

Park outside the school on Upper Drove

YESSS Electrical Andover, (head to the Portway Inn carpark - Yess electrcial is to the side)

Wherwell Playing Field

Andover Athletic Club Track

Picket Twenty Sports Centre (Off Picket Twenty Way)

White Hart Pub - Function Room

Membership - 1st year

Charlton Stadium Running Track

Bottom Car Park

Danebury Hill lower Car Park

Leckford (Longstock) Farm Shop

Royal Oak, Goodworth Clatford

Rosebourne Garden Centre, Weyhill car park

Wherwell Playing Fields

Asda car park - outside the cinema

Grosvenor Hotel Stockbridge

Picket Twenty Community Centre

St Marybourne Shop/ cricket ground

St Marybourne Shop/ cricket ground

Micheldever Road

Andover College

East Anton Sports Ground

Walworth Enterprise Centre

Currys/PC World carpark

Hexagon @ The Railway Bridge

M&S Car Park, Bachelors Barn Road

Augusta Park Community Centre

Shepard Spring Lane Car Park

Andover Golf Club CP

Ashley Cross Green (by the fountain)