Wells City Harriers

"A FRIENDLY RUNNING CLUB THAT WELCOMES ATHLETES OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES"

 

 

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(5k race start November 2019 - photo by Paul)

 

Race the Night!

The first of this season’s Street 5k races (& 1k & 2k races for juniors) takes place on Wednesday 10th November, Please remember to sign up & pay for the 5k race online using the RunBritain entry link. Race numbers to be collected on the night by 7.15pm. Please remember to wear a mask in the Race HQ before and after the race. 1k & 2k races – school year 5&6 for 1k; School year 7&8 for 2k – enter using the entry form distributed via Harrier junior training sessions or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need one. Read on for more information.

Latest competition report - see below. Get ready for next round of Cross country League matches.

Training programme for Tuesdays November & December - please see below.

Annual Dinner - Friday 26th November at the Swan in Wells - see below for details. Bookings needed by 12th November. £20 per head.

 

Street 5k

Enter online by 5pm on Tuesday 9th for the 5k & by paper form for the junior 1k or 2k using a form from & sent/given back to Paul by the Tuesday evening. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ENTER the Series or an individual race online in advance please. No entry on night. £20 for 5 races for those with individual England Athletics registration; & £30 for those without EA. (£5/£7 for each individual race). Awards to all that are ‘first timers’ to etc.

ENTRY LINK HERE via RUNBRITAIN

If you enter the Series then keep your race number for subsequent races.

Race HQ – URC Church hall (entry around the back) – opposite Living Homes on the High Street, Street – open 6.30pm. Leave your bag here; collect your number by 7.15pm.

Marshals – report by 7.10pm to be allocated to course position

Junior 1k & 2k races start at 7.27pm from outside the Royal British Legion Club, Farm Road, Street

5k race (ages 13 upwards) starts at 7.30pm

Presentations will take place in the Race HQ if at all possible subject to any Covid issues; if not then we will award 1st three male & female at finish line for 5k and 1st boy & girl for 1k & 2k at finish line. Veteran awards may be held back until the following race in December. Please remember to retain your race number for subsequent races in the Series.

Results will be posted on the Harrier website by the following day, 11th November. See all previous results on dedicated webpage.

 

Race the Night poster here

 

 

Racing this past weekend - battling the storms 30th & 31st October!

 

The storms and rain meant that a number of Harriers were unable to compete this past weekend. Andrew & Gill Tindal were due to compete at the 2-day OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) in Langdale Valley in the Lake District but it was cancelled on the Thursday morning after heavy storms took out the Race HQ Marquees and parking arrangements with large areas of flooding.

 

On Sunday, a couple of Harriers were prevented from getting to the start line of the Dorset Three Peaks – Stickler race when the roads to the event proved impassable due to flood water & road closures.

One Harrier did get through, however, and Paul Chadwick finished in 152nd place despite starting at least 5 minutes behind everyone else & passing 200 of the runners before the finish line for a time of 1.42 for the 10.1 mile circuit taking him to the tops of Okeford Beacon, Hambledon and Hod Hill. Crossing the River Stour near the very end was the trickiest bit with water up to thigh level after stepping off the pedestrian bridge coming back into Shillingstone.

 

Racing the next few weekends

Good luck to the Harriers competing at the 2nd of the Wessex XC League fixtures this coming Sunday 7th November, and also for those who will be competing at the Gwent XC League the following Sunday, 14th.

 

Entries for the Gwent League are made on the day but check with Jon & Simon at training as to who is going to share transport and ensure just 1 team sheet is submitted on the day. A few Harriers will also be competing at the Drogo 10mile Fell Race on the 14th, starting and finishing at Castle Drogo on the edge of Dartmoor.

 

Training update

 

Tuesday night training programme for November & December is here - come and join us for training & coaching. Join the Club and register before every session.

 

Monday night sessions for juniors are currently full but waiting list being operated until some parents are qualified as Assistant coaches. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

& (almost) Finally click on link for the real Forrest Gump story - it might just make you change your mind about running....

 

Annual Dinner - Friday 26th November at The Swan in Wells (7pm) £20 for Club Members for 2 courses with Quiz , raffle & awards. Menu choice below- advise Andrew Piper or Graham Goldsmid of choices by 12th November 

 

MAIN COURSE

Traditional Roast Turkey, All The Trimmings, Sage & Onion Stuffing (df)

Slow Roast Brisket of Somerset Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Red Wine Gravy (gf, df)

Pan Fried Cornish Salmon Fillet, Marinated in Beetroot & Spice (gf, df)

Goats Cheese Spinach & Red Onion Marmalade Wellington, White Wine Sauce  (v)

DESSERTS

 Traditional Christmas Pudding, Brandy Orange Sauce

Warm Double Chocolate Chip Brownie, Chocolate Ganache

Baileys Cheese Cake, Tempered Chocolate

Mini Somerset Cheeseboard, Crackers, Grapes, Celery