Wells City Harriers




Harriers still smiling after last Thursday's hard training session! (photo by Al)

Last Thursday (30th July) the Harriers held their first formal training sessions since lock-down back in March. Numbers have been limited to start with whilst we test out our procedures and make sure we can all stay safe following UK Govt and England Athletics Guidance. The Thursday sessions are open for Harrier members to book a place and take place at the Strode Sports Centre field from 6pm onwards. Read on to follow instructions to reserve a place. We also have news and links to the track & field competition being hosted by our partner club, Yeovil Olympiads, at the end of the month – get your spikes on!

There was a good spirit amongst the Harriers meeting up for training at Strode last Thursday and following the protocols required of us for safe distancing – we were allowed to overtake with the 2m social distancing gap recognised! Senior Harrier coach Jon James led the session and has now drawn up a Thursday schedule which can sit alongside the Tuesday training plan already published.(For the Tuesday plan you should do that session either on your own or with a small group of others - no more than 6 people - in a public area). For the Thursday session we have booked use of a facility where we can consider Covid-19 precautions to be in place, have a Risk Assessment agreed with the Facility, and can operate with a ratio of 1 Harrier coach per 12 attendees.

Thursday August training plan here

WCH Training: August 2020 (Venue: Strode College playing field)

Arrive between 6.05 and 6.20pm; warm up will start at 6.20

Please ensure you have booked a training place by 6pm the previous evening

Date Session Coaches available
6 Aug

6 sets of (2min effort, 30s recovery, 1min effort) with 3 mins between sets

Jon, Al, Paul, Graham
13 Aug

3 * (8 minutes of an alternating cycle of jogging, tempo and hard running) with 2 minute recovery

Jon, Graham
20 Aug

4 * 2 mins (1 min recovery): 2 * 4 mins (90s recovery): 4 * 2 mins (1 min recovery)

Al, Paul
27 Aug

6 * 2 mins (1 min recovery): 6 * 1 min recovery (30s recovery): 6 * 30s (30s recovery)

Jon, Paul

Tuesday training plan here


Its important that any Harrier wishing to attend the session this Thursday, or subsequent Thursdays, books in advance as we can’t have folk just turning up. Please contact the Club Chairman, Graham Goldsmid to book a place no later than 6pm the night (Wednesday) before and await confirmation email that we have space for you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first session was only open to adult members but we are hoping to be able to extend the session to some of the older Harrier juniors (age 14 upwards). Please contact Graham to book, or the Coaching Co-ordinator Paul for further information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Younger Harriers may need to wait a little longer. We are looking to review the scope for the Monday junior sessions to resume in September. We also still await news on when we can resume use of the Millfield Track facility.



Because of the Coronavirus pandemic YOAC had to cancel their spring open and hurdles festival. The Yeovil Games, however will be replaced by two smaller open meetings - on Saturday 29th August we are holding a Summer Field Events Open (excluding pole vault) and on Saturday 5th September they hope to have a Summer Track Meeting and they are currently in the process of applying for a licence for that date.

More Information here



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