HARRIER GROUP TRAINING

The Harrier sessions have been Risk Assessed and are covered by Club insurances for Club members. (When training on your own please only train in public areas and do not use private facilities unless the Harriers have a formal agreement with facility managers for access at specific times of the week - see below.)

We have to follow strict protocol with hiring the track at Millfield - please follow the directions of Club coaches and ensure you register at the beginning of every session to ensure that we can account for everyone present. Club members only. If a member of another Club please complete form to become a 2nd Claim member of the Harriers.

Monday Juniors age 8-15 start 6.30pm at Millfield Track & finish 7.30pm. Please ensure you have joined the Club & book your place for each half-term - payment required half-termly - £15 for the sessions to the end of each half-term/term. (less than £2 per session!).  Club members only, but 'taster' session available if we still have spaces for new junior athletes.

Priority given to juniors that compete for the Club (cross-country & road races over Autumn & Winter; Track & Field for our team with Yeovil Olympiads in spring & summer). Coaches: rota of Graham, Paul, Al, Isaac & Emma with soon to be qualified coaches Stuart & Ben helping out.   Sprints, Middle-distance, Long Jump; Shot put; turbo-jav (for u11s) in spring & summer; and Endurance running, circuits, hills, in autumn & winter. Numbers limited to 40 per session unless more parents qualify as Coaches. Waiting list in operation when full.

No sessions on Bank Holiday Mondays; or the 2 weeks over Xmas break; or late July & during August when all the volunteer coaches are taking a well-earned break.(last session 18th July 2022 - then resumes 5th September. Registration with Club needed in advance)

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Tuesday older juniors age 14 upwards and seniors, 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Members only. Group warm up. Cost £2 per session to be paid each session or monthly - please register when attending. Enquiries to Graham. Coaches; Jon, Graham, Paul, Al, Tom & Simon (rota). Sessions set by Jon.There will be the option of track session or grass based session. Session plans posted up monthly. Mainly for endurance runners - middle-distance through to marathon.

Tuesday night training programme for May & June 2022 here

come and join us for training & coaching. Join the Club and register before every session trackside. If new, then please introduce yourself to one of the coaches: Jon, Simon, Paul, or Graham


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Wednesday Social Run for adults in small groups from Wells Rugby Club. Meet outside Wells Rugby Clubhouse at 6.40pm for a 45-60 minute run in three groups.

(1) Beginners/improvers or 'steady group' led by qualified coaches Sharon & Lynne - see contact below.

(2 & 3) Usually a road option and an off-road option for those who have been running a while, some of whom will be training for forthcoming races over 5k to Marathon.

Contact Andy Piper for details of the road/off-road session or for you to advise him that you are intending to join in. The road/off-road session is led by senior Harriers (not coaches). Last Wednesday of the month in Summer there is a pub run led by one of the senior Harriers - different pub each time - about 5 or 6 miles. Usually you can order food before you set off from the pub to eat on your return, or just stay for a drink. This is an informal run where everyone runs at a conversational pace.

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Wednesday beginners/returners group for adults from Wells Rugby Club. Meet outside Wells Rugby Clubhouse at 6.40pm for a 45-60 minute run in groups. Lynne Elstob & Sharon Bowles qualified coaches leading these groups. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Also, check out the England Athletics website for the very latest guidance on training and competition.

Please contact Paul if you are just taking up running/athletics or haven't run for some time and want to know more about each Harrier session. All Harrier coached sessions are managed by volunteer Harrier coaches providing guidance & advice for free (all fees go towards facility hire). All Harrier coaches are members of the Club and apart from having an up to date licence to coach have been DBS checked via the Club & Police. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

You may need to BOOK IN ADVANCE for Harrier sessions and will need to be a Member of the Club

 

WE ARE RECRUITING FOR NEW COACHES

We are again RECRUITING TO THE COACHING TEAM. Please contact Paul, Graham or Jon if you want to know more about what it entails and talk through with Paul how the Club will pay for your Coaching course. See Coaching with England Athletics

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After making an enquiry about our training sessions and registering your contact details, you can attend 2 sessions for free to check out if the coaching/training is what you need/want. After that to continue being coached/using the training facility we require all individuals to be paid up Members of the Club. It is a condition of our hire agreement with Millfield Track, and Harrier Policy, for all sessions to be organised with members registered.

 

Couch to 5k group: 

For over 2 decades the Harriers have run such courses for those people coming back into running or who have never run - so as to help them get their fitness levels up and runa 5km. Cost: When it operates, then the annual formal 'Couch to 5k' beginners group usually has a modest charge for the entire programme (circa £10-£20). The informal groups running on a Wednesday don't have a charge but we would prefer runners to be members of the Harriers to contribute to our overheads as we pay the Wells Rugby Club to use their facilities, and you will also benefit from Club insurance and discounts on kit etc

 

Training on other days  - another Harrier session for endurance runners can be planned subject to demand - Contact coaches at other sessions for details.

Saturday - occasional monthly hill running sessions for keen juniors (age 14) and upwards once a month. Contact coaches if interested.

Sundays – long off road run for those in training for half or full marathons. Note that on some Sundays many of the group will be racing at an event - Meet: various locations, check with Wednesday Group/contact at training             Time: usually about 8.00am or 9.00am

Cost: Free      Contact: Mike Rusca/Richard Morgan/Andy Piper or others at 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 YOAC website for more info; and Saturday mornings sometimes at Ninesprings (Goldenstones) for juniors

 

QUALIFIED HARRIER COACHES: with date when they first qualified as Assistant Coaches

Full Coach/Level 2: Paul Chadwick (2003); Graham Goldsmid (2004); Jon James (2014); Al Thorner (2014); Simon Prior (2015)

Assistant Coach/Level 1:  Chris Collier (2013); Tom Dukes (2013); Ben Tickner (2018); Emma Woodcock (2022); Alexander Coombs (2022).

Coach in Runnning & Fitness: Lynne Elstob (2014); Sharon Bowles (2014)

 

Coaches receive free Harrier annual membership and appropriate kit

(If you are interested in becoming qualified to coach with the Harriers please speak to Graham Goldsmid or Paul Chadwick. The Club will pay for your coach training but you are expected to contribute to sessions on a regular basis - we are currently particularly keen to recruit some women coaches to work with our junior athletes)