Club Training Sessions

Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round: COME & JOIN US!


One of the best reasons for joining a Club is to have other people to train with, and to tap into the coaching advice, guidance and expertise available. Wells City Harriers provide a mixture of formal and informal sessions for different age groups age 8 to 80+.The Club has several qualified coaches, some of whom have coached for over 10 years. Come and join us at the session most appropriate to you.

If you are a junior, we can coach you to compete at track & field and cross-country

If you are a senior and have a target to get fitter, we can coach you and provide a training group for you

If you are a senior wishing to complete a road 5k/10k/half-marathon or marathon we have a training group or two that can help you achieve your target





Monday juniors

Monday juniors training at Millfield Track, Street. No sessions on Bank Holidays during afew weeks of August or over Christmas and New Year. (The volunteer cocahes rest!). Otherwise, all Year round, come rain or shine. Track & Field training and cross-country training.

Time: 5.50pm -7.15pm spring/summer & 5.50pm-7.00pm autumn/winter for young people in school Year 3 (age 8) to Year 10/11 (age 15). Competition evening once a month. Session starts with a group warm up at 6pm sharp.

Cost: £2.00 for Harriers; £3.00 for non-members  (or £20 for a 13 week term for Members). Register in Announcer's Hut before the session (5.50pm-6.00pm)


Junior Fun athletics for Years 3-5; Development squads at middle distance/XC; sprints; jumps; and throws for Years 6-11. Priority at training sessions given to Harrier members who are being coached for team competition with the Harriers.


ALL OF OUR COACHES ARE VOLUNTEERS and so we expect parents to assist them at training if requested; and to ensure their junior athletes are available for competition at least once per month.

Regular attendance within the training groups is necessary to keep your squad place. We expect all members to use the coaching provided to compete for the Club at least once a month.

More information about the competition opportunities for juniors are here - parents you have an important role to play to carry ouit team management roles; or if you want to help the Club in another voluntray capacity by becomng an official or by joining the coaching staff.

Contact: Graham Goldsmid (registration) or Paul Chadwick (Co-ordinator), principle coaches working with juniors.


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Tuesday - training at Millfield trackStreet. All Year round using the Track or surrounding fields. Middle distance and endurance training for road races and cross-country. Time: 6.20pm for a 6:30 start for athletes aged 16 and upwards. (Younger athletes by invitation only if suitable standard). Register at beginning of session track-side in the Announcers Hut with Ian Eddy.


Cost: £2 for members; £3 for non-members ; (or £20 per term or £60 per annum for members) Contact: Jon James, principle Tuesday coach or Simon Prior, working with seniors . The session plan for each Tuesday is displayed on the Calendar entry. These are hard quality session but suitable for any age and ability.



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WednesdaySeniors training run for ages 16 and upwards. All Year round. Many from the Club's annual  'Couch to 5k'  beginners group programmes organised by the Club run with one of the groups.


Meet: Wells Rugby FC, Charter Way, Wells. Autumn/winter road circuit of up to 6 miles under street lights; Spring/Summer groups include a long group that go off-road on to the Mendips.Time: 6:30 for 6:35pm warm up; ready to set off by 6.45pm. Cost: free for Harriers; if you're not a member,  just come along and give it a try..


Contact: Experienced Runners: Andy Piper or Mike Rusca if an experienced runner looking to train hard so as to compete at a forhcoming race; Beginner Runners: Lynne Elstob or Sharon Bowles if looking to join a friendly run around the roads of Wells as part of a 'get  and keep fit' approach. (& maybe do the occasional 5k race). Group warm up at 6.35pm


On some Wednesdays there are other events going on which might reduce the attendance, such as

  • second Wednesday in autumn/winter - 5k road race Street at 7:30 pm & junior races
  • second Wednesday in spring/summer - 5k road race Yeovilton at 7.15pm

See fixtures list for more details. There are also the occasional pub runs, usually the last Wednesday of the month


Thursday - another session for endurance runners can be planned subject to demand - Contact coaches at Tuesday track for details.


Saturday - occasional monthly hill running sessions for keen juniors (age 14) and upwards once a month. Contact Simon Prior or Jon James  if interested.


There is also a small group of senior runners that run every Saturday morning all year round (yes, even when it's dark!) at dawn (6.45am) from Evercreech Sports Ground on a 6.3mile road circuit. (Contact Paul Chadwick or Mike Rusca).


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Sundays – long off road morning run for those in training for half or full marathons Usually from Wells Rugby Club at 8.00am or 9.00am. Please check with Mike Rusca or Richard Morgan for confirmation, or at the Wednesday evening session.




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Training with Yeovil Olympiads

We have a reciprocal arrangement with YOAC to train with them at the Yeovil Arena and vice versa.

Their training nights are usually Tuesday & Thursday – see here for more info; and Saturday mornings at Ninesprings (Goldenstones) for juniors