About the Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL)?

What is the HRRL?

The Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) is an annual series of road races for all runners from participating clubs in the County of Hampshire, on the central south coast of England. Since 2008-9 there have been twelve races in the season, from September to May. Clubs that are based just over the county border can also apply - as with the City of Salisbury from Wiltshire, who have no road race league in their county. To apply you need to be a Hampshire AA affiliated club and send in the entry form - see joining page.

Who can participate?

Running clubs who wish to participate in the HRRL do so by contacting the organiser, affiliating to the Hampshire AA and agreeing to field teams and abide by the rules of the league.

Runners who wish to join a club and participate in the league should contact an affiliated club of choice from the list shown.†All running clubs embrace runners of all standards and ages, although some do not cater for juniors. They are also typically very social and friendly organisations, and welcome new members who want to run for whatever reason.

Non club-runners and runners from non-participating clubs are also welcomed to enter the HRRL races by the organising clubs, but only HRRL registered club teams and their members are included in the league results.

How does HRRL work?

Club teams score points through the success of their runners, and the series culminates in awards to the highest placed teams in the leagues. Clubs can have multiple teams and these enjoy a wide participation of runners of all standards, abilities and ages (from senior upwards).

Individuals score points from their finishing positions in the races (see league rules).

There are separate leagues for women and men, both for teams and individuals.

The races are selected by the league organisers to be a variety of distances, from 5 miles to 20 miles, and spread within the county and across the season from September to July. The selected races are preferably but not always organised by participating clubs.

What is the League Structure?

HRRL is divided into two team leagues Ė A and B.The A League has 3 divisions for men and 3 for women Ė the B league has 2 divisions from 2008. Teams can be promoted or relegated between divisions according to the league rules.The B league is a league designed to give other runners who are members of the A division clubs, but donít finish in scoring positions in the A division teams, a chance to still represent their club in a league, again separated for menís and womenís teams.

The Individual leagues consist of all the league club men and ladies in each of the race series.

For more detail about how the leagues operate see the league rules page.