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Sports & Fitness

Harwell has excellent sports pitches and a well-appointed sports pavilion, as well as a number of connecting cycle paths and running/walking routes around and into the campus. See here for a map of the different cycle routes available.

There are numerous links to The Ridgeway, known as Britain’s oldest road, and the Berkshire Downs. Surfaces vary from tarmac to tar spray to gravel chippings to limestone dust, but are designed for easy riding throughout.

There is also a Harwell Running Club Oxford Fusion where a group of people run at lunchtime and welcome fellow runners.

The Harwell Laboratories Recreation Association (HLRA) is a voluntary organisation that runs the facilities for Harwell Campus. All personnel employed at Harwell can join the HLRA for a small annual subscription and thereby have access to all the clubs above and to possibly set up their own hobby/club if they wish.

There are many Sports & Clubs run by HLRA including: Archery, Cricket, Croquet, Evening League Cricket, Football, 6-a-side Football, Rounders, Rugby, Running, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Aunt Sally. Membership forms and further information are available at HLRA. You can join the Rec Soc Facebook page to also see more.


The Fitness Experts is a fresh alternative to traditional gyms and they are located behind Quad One Building, Becquerel Avenue, next to Pierrepont Cafe.

The Fitness Experts offer a free 6 day trial www.thefitnessexperts.co.uk, (select the Harwell Club, and click ‘free trial’ ) and they also offer Corporate memberships.
Instagram page: (The_Fitness_Experts) Facebook Page: ‘The Fitness Experts Harwell’
For any specific questions please feel free to email harwell@thefitnessexperts.co.uk

Endeavour Personal Training - for personal training with Endeavour, visit Curie Avenue Shopping Centre.

A free Outdoor Gym is situated on the main sports recreation field, off Thomson Avenue.

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