(Photo above of the Harrier teams that competed at the South of England Road Relay Championships at Crystal Palace Atheltics Stadium) 

LATEST TEAM NEWS (last updated 18th June 2022)

 NOTE: If aged 11 and upwards you should ensure you have paid your England Athletics registration fee (£16) in advance of entering any event, as well as your Club Membership fee. (£20 seniors/£10 juniors). See Membership tab. 


Track & Field - Harriers compete with/as Yeovil Olympiads over summer at Track & Field - always check our partner Club's website for dates & fixtures during Spring & Summer. Plan ahead. LINK TO YOAC website here

National Athletics League - for Senior athletes & u17 athletes - YOAC compete in 4 fixtures - dates all on a Saturday: 7th May; 4th June; 2nd July; 21st August. Contact Jon James/Simon Prior at Tuesday training or direct to YOAC team managers asap to advise of your availaibility for selection.

South West Athletics League - for all age groups, u13s up to seniors - YOAC compete in 4 fixtures - dates all on a Sunday at Exeter Arena: 5th June; 17th July; 7th August; 4th September. Contact YOAC team managers asap to advise of your availability for any particular date(s). strongest team possible is selected, but for u13s (only) some scope for development race(s) alongside the League match. Wear the Orange vest at these Track & field matches (YOAC vest) - buy or borrow on the day. £5 off for Monday juniors by re-claiming from Monday coaches.

SW LEAGUE website for full programme

Priority on coaching at Harrier junior sessions to those who are competing for the team.


Uncertain of your age group for Club Track & Field? Check here  


Somerset County Schools AA. Check out the Schools website for latest information here. Progression to SW Schools & English Schools if good enough.


Yeovil Open Meetings (enter in advance via link off YOAC website when available): Thursday  7th July from 6pm - Our partner Club YOAC together with MAC has arranged an Open Meeting at the Yeovil Arena. You need to enter in advance to be sure of a place at any particular event.  More details and entry at https://bit.ly/3mZYNtm All welcome, from u11s to seniors - Harriers - FREE to enter as part of the Yeovil & Wells City Harrier partnership!

If you can help at the Open Meeting please indicate on the entry form - these meetings need volunteers to run smoothly.

The following Open meeting will be the Yeovil Games Sunday 11th September - check the YOAC website tab for entries when available (August)

South West Championships & Inter-Counties on Sunday 24th July at Exeter -  entries now open. Check the standards to see if you should/could enter. Follow this link


South of England AA Championships

Prospectus here (released 25th May 2022) - note entry deadline before the event - don't miss the deadline

13th/14th August at Chelmsford: u13s/u15s/u17s T&F Championships

ENTER ONLINE FOR THE ABOVE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Discuss with coaches if uncertain of standards.



CROSS COUNTRY Reports from 2021/22 season 

ENGLISH (NATIONAL) XC CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on Saturday 26th February 2022 at Parliament Hill, London

- well done to the 3 Harriers that competed. See front page report & photo of Hannah Blundy (top 10 finish in u17s)

South West XC Championshipsheld at Ilton on Sunday 2nd January 2022. Report & photographs on Harrier website front page here - another great team effort.

Somerset County AA XC Championships - held 19th December 2021 Report & photographs on Harrier website front page here - Well done all

Final Results link here


Gwent XC League – The Harriers pre-pay for entries so running in this League for Wells City Harriers does not cost you anything (it is part of your Membership through the Harriers or YOAC). Make sure you (or team manager) completes the individual/team form and hands it in before the race on the day. Need to wear a Harrier vest/T-shirt. Collect finish disc at finish funnel and include it within the finish enevelope to hand back in after the race.

It’s most likely that many of the competitive senior athletes and older juniors, u17 upwards (though younger ones invited too) will enter the Gwent League as it is tougher and involves more travelling. Congratulations to the Senior Men's team for gaining promotion from Division 3 to Division 2 and to Jon James who was 1st V45 & 1st V55 in the season 2021/22 just gone.

Report from Fixture 4 at Blaise Castle, Bristol on 19th Feb here

Report from Fixture 5 at Swansea on 19th March here

Details of the race timetable and course description/parking arrangements are posted up a week or two before each fixture on the League website:



Wessex XC League – There were 3 fixtures on Sundays, 2 were held in Dorset  &  the final one was at RNAS Merryfield, Ilton (just beyond Langport) on 2nd January 2022 when it was included in the SW XC Championships (see above).

Well done to the following Harriers who finished in the top three after the 3 fixtures:

u11 girls Bibi Abernethy

u13 girls 2nd Daisy Abernethy

u15 boys 1st Finlay Downes

u20 men 2nd Will Armstrong

Link to final results (for Wessex) & summary here



TEAM DORSET LINK HERE for Fixture information to Wessex League

Monday night Harrier training parents  are required to volunteer to team manage at the various Leagues with the aim that at least 2 will be there each fixture with the flag to provide the individual athlete numbers & encouragement to all. Athletes may need to collect their race numbers from them on the day - make sure you bring safety pins to pin your number on.


For juniors (age 8-15) who attend our Monday evening training we will advise them on competition opportunities coming up & using the Millfield track facilities we will be able to prepare them for many of the cross country/road races and in spring & summer for track and field events. Youngsters age 11 should ensure they have England Athletics registration. For older juniors and seniors attending Tuesday training sessions, then the monthly session plans will take account of competition opportunities coming up.

All performances at official/licenced events will appear on the 'power of ten' website. Power of 10 (thepowerof10.info)


At Track & Field we compete as part of the joint team with Yeovil Olympiads. Their website will be the best to check for Track & Field League dates & contact details for the various age group team managers. We encourage all our track & field members to make themselves available at least once a month. If you attend a T&F event please send in a report for the web. (For Cross country & Road/multi-terrain races the YOAC members compete for Wells City Harriers)



21st & 22nd August 2021 Report from Somerset County Athletics Association Track & Field Championships at Yeovil




Please keep an eye on the RunBritain website or Fell Runner Association fixture list(s) for more races. The front page web article will report on any new races organised by Clubs that come to our attention. We don't tend to promote commercial races as they don't promote our events.



The Somerset Series gives a good offer of local races of different distances and terrains. Check out the website here and make sure you enter in good time as places are limited at some races.

We have folk in the Club who travel further afield, especially for Fell Races and Mountain Marathons, and small groups of Harriers sometimes make a weekend of it to compete & socialise.


At training sessions there will be folk there who know of events coming up which they are intending to compete at, and it may be possible to arrange to share transport.



STREET 5k 2021/22 is back! RACE THE NIGHT!

The Street 5k (& junior 1k/2k) Series runs on the 2nd Wednesday evening of every month from 10th November 2021 to March 2022.  More information, Fliers and online entry links (for 5k) and entry forms (1k & 2k) from Harrier training sessions and seperate webpage here. No entry on the night - make sure you've entered online for 5k the day before or for junior races using paper form by the Monday before.

Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Local 5km ParkRuns returned in July 2021 and are a good time-trial. (junior 2km parkruns are also back in some locations). You may meet other Harriers there for their Saturday speed session!


Check this website page for team opportunities on a regular basis - parents of juniors or senior members, remember to send a report & any photos into Paul of all Harrier performances at team events This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



August 2021 Somerset County Track & Field Championships inc u11s - see Front page report

June 2021 Somerset Schools Championships school year 8 & upwards  - see Front page report


 Last season 2020/21:

The SOUTHERN ROAD RELAYS were CANCELLED and so were the  SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS & MAIN SOUTHERN XC CHAMPIONSHIPS  & the SOUTH WEST XC CHAMPONSHIPS - Road Relays come round again in September 2021 & XC is also likely to re-start then


(As at April 2021) For those that enjoy Cross Country we might envisage the season starting in September or October 2021. We are recruiting to the position of Team Manager(s) for the Leagues we compete in - if you compete at XC then maybe you should/could volunteer. Contact Graham to offer your services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Fixtures for the Wessex XC League and also for the Gwent XC League will be promoted at training sessions and posted on this webpage when available.


As and when any team competitions recommence we will also require parents to volunteer for team management roles for road relays (and then the Cross-country season). Please let Graham or Simon know which age group you can manage. 



PREVIOUS REPORTS FOLLOW From the 2019/20 season



The English National Cross Country Championships, 2020, took place at Woolaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 22nd February - Well done to those Harriers who competed in these prestigious Championships. 

National XC report here

Gwent XC League

We thank the organising Clubs and administrators of the League for their endeavours and work in the previous season. Many thanks too, to the Harriers who found the time to compete for the Club at this League (or indeed at the Wessex League).

Somerset County XC Championships, 2019, were held as part of the Tri-County Championships at the University of Bath On 1st December. See brief report and the photos from the races here

Sunday 5th January 2020 at Aldon Hill, Yeovil – South West XC Championships. Report & photos awaited from a parent who was present - please send to Paul.



XC CHAMPIONSHIPS - previous year (2018/19 season)

Sunday 9th December 2018: Somerset County Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at University of Bath. Report here

Sunday 6th January 2019: South West Regional Cross Country Championships at Aldon Hill, Yeovil. Report & Photos here

Saturday 26th January 2019: South of England Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London - See Report on front page

Saturday 23rd February 2019: English Cross Country Championships at Harewood House, Leeds -  Information and entry details here.



First report of the season - Wessex League 1 (Canford Heath) and Gwent League 1 (Cardiff) -Report & photos

Second report of the season - Wessex League 2 (Lytchett Minster) - Report & photos

Third report of the season - Wessex League 3 (Aldon Hill) - Report & Photos

Fourth & Final Wessex League report - Bryanston & Series standings - following soon

many thanks to Neil Biss for great team management again this season!

Wessex XC League website here


13th October (Saturday) Llandaff Field, Cardiff (part of British Athletics Cross Challenge) Photos here - no report submitted

10th November (Saturday) Pembrey Park            No report submitted

2nd December (Sunday) Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar  No report submitted 

9th February (Saturday) Pontypool Park   Report and photos here

2nd March (Saturday) Blaise Castle, Bristol    Report & photos here

Gwent XC website here

Please can parents or a senior that competes at Gwent League send any reports for the website - include all Harriers competing. Give the usual background detail about venue; weather; course conditions etc.


TRACK & FIELD We compete with our partner Club , Yeovil Olympiads, in various Leagues with fixtures throughout the summer months. All Harriers aged 11 and upwards should let team managers know of their availability for the monthly fixtures - most of which are held at Exeter. 

All - check Yeovil Olympiad website fixture list for all our matches this summer & let the team managers know your availability as soon as possible. Try and compete for the joint team at least once a month.



South of England Road Relays - Sunday 23rd September 2019 at Crystal Palace-  Well done to all of the junior & senior Harrier teams at these prestigious relay races! This keeps up the tradition going back over 15-20 years. Report here

English (National) Road Relays - Saturday 6th October 2019 at Sutton Park. Another great effort by the u15 boys and u17 mens teams. Report here.

The successful u17 Harrier girls team at Crystal Palace - great running to finish 7th overall:





REPORTS from 2018:

British Mens Athletics League - Congratulations to the team on their promotion, confirmed after the 4th and final fixture: 

Saturday 5th May at Yeovil. Some great performances - brief report here.

Saturday 2nd June at Portsmouth - brief report here

Saturday 7th July at Bedford - combined team remain in 2nd place with one fixture to go - brief report here

Saturday 4th August at Nottingham - brief report here - promotion gained!

South West Athletics League 

Sunday 6th May - no report received

Sunday 3rd June - brief report here.

Sunday 8th July - brief report here

Sunday 5th August - South West Cup Match - results, report and any photos awaited

Sunday 2nd September - brief report here

We compete as YOAC on the track

England Athletics South West Track & Field Championships 2018 (Sunday 22nd July) - well done to all. Report here

Somerset County Athletic Association Track & Field Championships (12th & 13th May 2018) – Well done to all the Harriers and our team-mates from Yeovil Olympiads that competed in the Championships. Report available here. Link to results on power of ten and on County AA website here.

British Milers Club (BMC) Saturday 5th May 2018: Academy pb event at Millfield track: This traditional May bank Holiday track meeting was aimed at junior middle distance athletes, particularly over 800m & 1500m. Each race was a paced race with athletes entered into the race most suitable to them based on current pb. See the report here of how all of the Harriers achieved a personal best!


OFF ROAD RELAYS - reports from 2018

Sunday 20th May: Wessex Ridgeway Relays 100km -  Full report and link to results here

Saturday 30th June: Cotswold Way Relay 103miles - Full report and photos here

Saturday 15th September Uphill to Wells Relay - 29 miles - details here - Oli Frost team managed and the team was succcessul (no report yet received) 

Saturday 6th October: Parrett Trail Relays 80km - NOW CANCELLED FOR 2018 by Crewkerne Running Club

The off-road relays are events suitable for all abilities of senior Harriers. Where the Club pays the team entry, Team Managers are appointed by the Harrier Committee, and in that event the Team manager decides the strategy of either one 'fast' competitive team and one steadier team; or as has been the tradition at Wessex to date that both teams run together.


FELL RUNNING - reports from 2018

South of England Fell Running Championships - Held on Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th September. Congratulations to Chris and Helen Kelsey - medal winners. see Report here.




PREVIOUS REPORTS & Photos where available

National Road Relays (Oct 2017)

Southern Road Relays (Sept 2017)

Wessex Cross-Country  Match 1 (Oct 2017)

Wessex Cross-Country Match 2 (Oct 2017)

Gwent Cross-Country Match 1 (Oct 2017)

Wessex Cross-Country Match 3 (Nov 2017)

National Cross-Country Relays (Nov 2017)

Somerset, and Dorset, Cross-Country Championships (Dec 2017)

SW Cross-Country Championships (Jan 2018)

National Cross-Country Championships (Feb 2018)

Somerset County Track & Field Championships (May 2018)





Wells City Harriers – for road, fell running and cross-country events across the calendar

Members of Yeovil Olympiads compete as Wells City Harriers at the above disciplines.


Please ensure your Harrier or YOAC Club membership and England Athletics membership is fully paid up in order to join a team. (If aged 10 and under, no EA membership required)


Cross-Country: Each autumn we appoint volunteers to team manage at the various Cross Country Leagues and Cross Country Championship matches.  We are looking for volunteers now for the 2018-19 season which will commence in October. Can you help? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about the role. All fixture dates will be on the Club calendar.



COUNTY, REGIONAL & NATIONAL XC CHAMPIONSHIPS - The Championship season starts with the County Championships in December - all Harriers are encouraged to compete by entering on line at least 10 days before the event. After the New Year there are then the South-West and Southern Championships in January, and the National XC Championships follow on. All of these Championships have early deadlines.- don't miss them! It is the athletes responsibility to make sure they are entered.






Road Running Relay teams: Each September the Harrier committee appoints team managers to manage the teams that compete at the Southern & National 6, 4 & 3 stage road relays. Can you help? Parents have an important role to play by team-managing an age group.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about the role. The contact details for team managers will appear on this tab when finalised.

The Harriers pay for these teams to compete. Teams are open to fully paid up Harrier members and it is important that the athlete (or their parent) ensures they have paid the EA membership fee well ahead of the event.


Off-road Relay teams: We enter teams in a number of long distance events, and we appoint team managers after discussion at the Harrier committee. They organise teams by recruiting at the training sessions and using the website to encourage all paid up members to be part of the team. Harrier members entry as part of the team is paid for by the Club. Only if we then have a gap will non-members be invited to join a Harrier team and are asked to pay a contribution.

Wessex Ridgeway Relay on Sunday mid-May (100km - teams of 6). We will need a team manager for 2021

Cotswold Way Relay  (103 miles - teams of 10) Sat end of June: Paul Chadwick team-manages two Harrier teams again Contact Paul This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1st May to be included for the next edition.

Uphill to Wells Relay: Saturday in Mid September. Contact Oli Frost if you want to run in 2021

Parrett Trail Relay (Sat early October). This may return to the calendar.


Fell Running - Individual Harriers and occasionally a Harrier team go across to contest the South of England Fell Running Championships on the Isle of Wight - 3 races in one weekend! With the help of Ryde Harriers, Paul Chadwick administers these Championships on behalf of the SEAA. 







Yeovil Olympiads- for Track & field events throughout the summer

Members of Wells City Harriers compete as Yeovil Olympiads on the track. For Senior men they can compete in the British Athletics League Div 4 (only club in Somerset in BAL); For Senior Men/Women/u17s they can compete in the Southern League; For all age groups from u13 through to seniors they can compete in the South West Athletics League.


Calendar of competition for the season is here


Team Managers for Track & Field here




  • The South West League is the only League solely for clubs from the South West.
  • In 2017 it operated as one division 
  • There are just four Sunday meets each year, held between late April and early September; and 1 Cup Meet usually held in the middle.
  • The venues can vary but are most often in Exeter 
  • The league caters for male and female athletes in the following age groups: U13, U15: U17; U20 (men only) and Senior Men & Women.
  • The events on offer for each age group change slightly from the A and B programmes which are alternated between fixtures.
  • Two athletes compete in each event for each age group – A and B string plus up to 2 guests are allowed per event.  U17W and U20M only A string.
  • Points are scored in the A string as follows: 13 for a win, 12 for second, 11 for third etc.  B string is 12 for a win, 11 for second etc.  No points for guests. 
  • NOTE: If an A string athlete has to withdraw for any reason, the B string competitor must move up to take his/her place in order to score. I.e. the B string performance will only count if an A string has also competed.
  • Teams are also awarded extra points for providing the required number of qualified officials, and are expected to officiate events as per a programme. Results are calculated per age group but it is the overall total which counts.  Cups are awarded to the winning age group/club on an annual basis 




  • Dates of fixtures are advertised from March in the newsletter, at training and on the web site.  The Yeovil Olympiads website should carry the latest info but all made available to us at Wells Harriers will also go on the Harrier website.
  • Coaches at the Harriers Monday session will remind juniors in the run up to each fixture, and athletes will be encouraged to make themselves available and to contact team managers 
  • All athletes who are old enough to compete are encouraged to do so, either as scoring athletes or guests.  The League is the perfect opportunity for beginners to compete for the first time. 
  • Athletes are asked for confirmation of their availability and various phone calls/e-mails are made by the team managers to chase up athletes in the week before the competition. 
  • Team managers then select events for athletes – sometimes this has to be changed on the day because of last minute withdrawals. 
  • Depending upon the venue and numbers we also try to help out with transport, arrange lifts. YOAC often put a coach or minibus on if needed.
  • On the day we aim to get to the venue 45 minutes before the first event.
  • Letters and pins are given out on the day. Generally Y is for A string, YY for B string. Guests wear numbers; but note some variation in numbering where U20's compete with Seniors.
  • The club has to provide a number of officials for different events throughout the day and once a year Yeovil host a fixture which means we need even more helpers from amongst parents.



  • To make a commitment to compete for the club in all team fixtures where possible.
  • To contact the team manager for your age group to confirm your availability for selection at least by the Wednesday before the competition. PLEASE REMEMBER IT’S JUST ONE PHONE CALL/E-Mail FOR YOU TO MAKE BUT SEVERAL FOR THE TEAM MANAGER – TRY TO CONTACT the manager before they have to contact you.
  • To show a willingness to compete in events other than your best or favourite
  • Sometimes we might have four athletes all wanting to run the 100 metres in the same age group. The manager's job is to put out the strongest team and with only two scoring places available per event you may be asked to do a different event or stand in at the last minute if someone injures themselves on the day.
  • To turn up to the competition and to your events in good time, and stay to the end of the competition for the RELAYS