Join Wells City Harriers 2017/18 - new membership year starts 1st April : Membership form here

Join Wells City Harriers for the 2017/18 membership year:

new online membership system now in operation!

 

FOR NEW MEMBERS:

 

Click here:

MEMBERSHIP FORM 2017/18 - for use by new members only.

Please ensure you complete all parts of the form (both sides) and return with a cheque made out for the correct amount, preferably by post. The membership Secretary, Alice, will acknowledge receipt of your application, and then enter you on the Membership database. If you have requested registration with England Athletics that will be notified to them and they will then confirm receipt of payment and send you a membership pack - NOTE: this might take 4-6 weeks.

 

Please do not use an old 2016/17 membership form as this is no longer in use and the fees do not apply to 2017/18.

 

FOR EXISTING MEMBERS - RENEWING AFTER BEING A MEMBER IN 2016/17

 

For the Membership year 2017/18, we have moved to a new online membership payment system. We have selected the system promoted by England Athletics, and this applies to all members regardless of EA membership.

 

In early April, all existing members received an email from PAYZIP, requesting they renew their club membership and pay their membership fee online.

 

The email will automatically invoice you for your existing membership type, with the correct fee (and EA registration fee of £14 if relevant).

 

You can make the payment online in a couple of simple steps, via credit or debit card.

Please can all members ensure that their email address is up to date - if you have changed your email address since you last renewed your membership, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

ALL NEW or EXISTING MEMBERS: For any enquries please contact Alice Knight, Membership Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please do not compete as a Harrier if you haven't renewed your membership.

 

We had 209 members aged 8 and upwards in 2016/17.

Over 100 of the members train regularly at one or more Harrier sessions.

On some weekends we have up to 100 members of different ages competing at different events.

In addition we have a number of non-competing and social members.

 

BENEFITS OF HARRIER MEMBERSHIP:

1.         Discounted training fees;

2.         Discounted kit;

3.         Qualified coaches at all sessions;

4.         Reduced race entry fees; (usually £2 cheaper for any road or off-road race)

5.         Opportunity to be part of a winning team!

6.         Covered by Club insurances;

7.         Wells City Harriers has 'Club Mark' status;

8.         We are the top club in the South West region for Road-Running & Cross-country

9.         We have coached many junior athletes to top 10 in national rankings, and on to represent Team GB.

10.       We organise start up training for those trying to get fit or fitter

11.       Membership of Wells City Harriers also gives membership (for free) of Yeovil Olympiads

12.       We compete in Track & Field competitions with Yeovil Olympiads.

 

For those aged 11 and upwards looking to compete - part of your membership fee is paid to England Athletics

 

For 2017/18 that will be £14 of the total fee - EA registration brings many additional benefits.

Training sessions are available for all aged 8 and upwards.

 

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, nor 3 weeks in August or over Xmas/new Year. 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.Time: 6.15pm for a 6:30 start for athletes aged 16 and upwards. (Younger athletes by invitation only if suitable standard). Register at beginning of session track-side.

 

Cost: £2 for members; £3 for non-members ; (or £20 per term or £60 per annum for members)Contact: Jon James, principle Tuesday coaches working with seniors.

 

Wednesday- Seniors training run for ages 16 and upwards. All Year round.

 

Many from recent ‘Up & Running' programmes organised by the Club run with us to keep fit or get fitter. Others train for half marathons or marathons

 

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.Time: 6:30 for 6:45pm Cost: free for Harriers ; if you're not a member, just come along.Contact: Lynne Elstob or Andy Piper

 

On some Wednesdays there are other events going on which might reduce the attendance, such as

•           second Wednesday in autumn/winter - 5k road race Street at 7:30 pm & junior races

•           second Wednesday in spring/summer - 5k road race Yeovilton at 7.15pm

 

Thursday - another session for endurance runners can be planned subject to demand - Contact coaches at Monday or Tuesday track sessions 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 Sports Ground on a 6.3mile road circuit. (Contact Paul Chadwick or Mike Rusca)

 

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              Time: usually about 8.00am or 9.00am

Cost: Free      Contact: Mike Rusca

 

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 House Harriers   http://www.mendiph4.org.uk

Many of our senior runners from the Wednesday group also run with the Hash on a Monday evening.