Join Wells City Harriers 2013/14 membership year
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MEMBERSHIP YEAR starts April 1st & ends March 31st following year. NEW application form for MEMBERSHIP YEAR 2013/14 here.
CURRENT HARRIER MEMBERSHIP TOTAL (2012/13) is 200 competing members - of which over 120 train every week at 1 or more Harrier session and on some weekends we have up to 100 members of different ages competing at different events.
(in addition we have just under 40 non-competing members)
Discounted training fees; discounted kit; qualified coaches at all sessions; discounted physio services; reduced race entry fees; Opportunity to be part of a winning team!
Covered by Club insurances; Club has 'Club Mark' status;
Club is top Club in SW region for road-running & Cross-country and has coached many junior athletes to top 10 in national rankings, and on to TeamGB representation. Membership of Wells City Harriers also gives membership (for free) of Yeovil Olympiads for Track & Field opportunities at regional and national level competition.(Top in SW League Div 1 for past 3 years; only Club in Somerset in the national British League)
Track & field, and cross-country training is available for juniors all year round. (except Bank Holidays)
Membership open to those aged 8 and upwards or any age as part of family membership . For those aged 11 and upwards looking to compete then part of your membership fee is sent on to England Athletics so that you are registered for competition. Training sessions are available for all aged 8 and upwards who are prepared to work hard at sessions.
England Athletics membership (costs £10 pa) included in Harrier membership for those aged 11 upwards intedning to compete.
Membership runs until you formally resign in writing to the Membership secretary and is due every April 1st.
Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round & for members (only) opportunity to pay discounted rate for a term, or the year.
Monday - juniors training at Millfield Track, Street. No sessions on Bank Holidays. All Year round. 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.
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. Regular attendance within the training groups is neceeasry to keep your squad place.
Contact: Graham Goldsmid (registration) or Paul Chadwick (Co-ordinator), principle coaches working with juniors.
Tuesday - training at Millfield track, Street. All Year round using the Track or surrounding fields. Middle distance and endurance training for road races and cross-country. We are also currently reviewing demand for track & field training on this evening.
Cost: £2 for members; £3 for non-members ; (or £20 per term or £60 per annum for members)
Wednesday - Seniors training run for ages 16 and upwards. All Year round. Many ladies from recent ‘Running Sisters’ programmes organised by the Club run with us.
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.
See fixtures list for more details
Thursday - another session for endurance runners can be planned subject to demand Contact Clive Thomas at Tuesday track for details.
Saturday - occasional monthly hill running sessions for keen juniors (age 14) and upwards once a month. Contact coaches if interested.
There is also a group of senior runners that run every Saturday morning at dawn (6.45am) from Evercreech Church on a 6.3mile road circuit. (Contact Ian Carpenter or Paul Chadwick)
Sundays – long off road run for those in training for half or full marathons
Meet: various locations, see webpage for next venue or check with Wednesday Group
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.
Training with Mendip Hash Huse Harriers http://www.mendiph4.org.uk
Many of our senior runners from the Wednesday group also run with the Hash on a Monday evening.
See website link for more info.
All competing athletes that train with us to benefit from our coaching should be members of the Club. For information on changing Clubs from one to another - please see: