It is with sadness we report that Arthur Toomer died shortly before Christmas, aged 86. He was a founder member of Lordshill Road Runners and one of the Club’s first Life Members. Both within and outside of the Club, he did much to encourage others with their running.

The funeral will be on Friday 18th January, 2pm, at Southampton Crematorium for those wishing to attend. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to The Stroke Association. A donation has been made in the name of Lordshill Road Runners.

For those who would like to know more about Arthur Toomer’s running career, the Daily Echo published an interview with him in 2004 on the eve of his 100th marathon. You can read the article here.

Welcome to Lordshill Road Runners

Lordshill Road Runners is a group of like-minded people who enjoy running at an amateur level. While historically based in Lordshill, we attract members from all parts of Southampton and Hampshire, and our training sessions take place at a number of venues in and around Southampton.

Our main aim is to encourage and support adult runners and joggers of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to would-be Olympians, to achieve their running and fitness goals in a friendly and fun environment.

Whether you’re planning to enter the Race For Life, take on the Great South Run, train to raise money for a charity, run a marathon or you’ve got a taste for running through parkrun™, our training sessions can help you to gain in confidence and improve your times. We include cross country runs, night runs and even overseas runs. All members are invited to train and race with us, and when it’s time for a break we host a range of social events throughout the year as well.

Where to find us

We meet several time a week at different locations in Southampton.

  • Monday training – 6.20pm for a 6.30pm start, in the grounds of Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane
  • Tuesday strength & conditioning – 6.50pm for a 7pm start, Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane
  • Wednesday training – 6.50pm for a 7pm start, either at Southampton Common or the Sports Centre
  • Thursday club run – Oasis Academy, Lordshill

Plus you’ll find us out and about at local and even international events, as well as at parkrun and HRRL races.

Check our training schedule for more details.