More information about Wells City Harriers

Wells City Harriers encourages athletes of all ages and abilities to train and compete for us. We have runners joining us from Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Street, Frome, Bruton, Castle Cary, Wincanton, Somerton, Langport and Yeovil  amongst other towns. Our junior track & field and cross-country training and teams are amongst the best in the region. We offer athletic competition at all disciplines - road, multi-terrain, fell-running, track and field, cross-country. This page carries relevant information and detail about Harrier training and some of the competitions we take part in along with team mangement information. Regular updates appear on here and will be highlighted on the front page or on the calendar. Every Harrier member should make sure they keep abreast of team opportunities coming up and speak to coaches at training sessions. It is the athletes responsibility to ensure their Club membership  is up to date (either at Yeovil Olympiads or at the Harriers)- and to make early contact with team managers if they wish to be entered for or considered for a team event. Good Luck with your training & your competitions this season!

 

Luke Matthew Oliver and Victoria 4 of the Harriers talented junior athletes meet the Club's President Mary Rand in 2012 to hear about her medal winning achievements in the 1964 Olympics. Who would have guessed that 3 of this quartet would go on to represent their country within 5 years of this photo being taken? That's a great achievement!

Junior Track & field competition & how the track & field season works for us: key role for parents

 There are great competition opportunities for all ages from 9 or 10 upwards. Read on for all you need to know.

 

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Potted history & info on the Harriers

 

Berni Mundy and the late Kevin Sheppard are credited with starting the first training sessions back in 1981 when they were preparing for the London Marathon. Within a short time a small group of runners were assembling by the Fountain in the Wells Market place for the Wednesday run every week. The new Club was called Cathedral City Striders to start with and then changed its name to Wells City Harriers in 1982.
 
(photo below of the 2007 u13 boys team with Frank Tickners England Cross Country Champions Trophy)
 
U13 boys with England Trophy

 

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All about Junior Cross Country & role of parents as Team Managers for XC

 

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Everything you wanted to know about cross-country but didn't know who to ask...

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Training with the Harriers all week!

Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round - Priority given to paid up Club members & those that age 11 and upwards compete for the Club once a month.

 

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