How to Join
Membership of Wallsend Harriers is open to anyone above the age of 13. We are a voluntary organisation, committed to offer, for all members, opportunities in participation, competition and coaching in the sport of Athletics.
We are based at TyneMet College, just off Battle Hill Drive in Wallsend and meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout the year. Male and female changing facilities and showers are available at the College Gym. Changing facilities are accessible to members on club nights at no cost. On these club nights, we meet from 6.00pm onwards and usually commence training at 6.30pm.
We are a predominantly ‘Harrier’ club, with a strong tradition in middle and long distance running. Athletes of all abilities and standards are welcome. Many of our current members started as tentative runners, new to the sport, perhaps seeking additional preparation for the Great North Run, London Marathon or Blaydon Race, and unsure of whether or not they would ‘fit in’ to a traditional athletics club. It is one of the club commitments that new members will be accompanied at all times on club nights, and prospective members are urged not be dissuaded from applying for membership by any preconceptions about fast-paced runs or ultra-distance efforts!
Membership of the club currently costs only £30 per annum for senior runners and there is no weekly charge for using TyneMet College changing facilities and showers on club nights. We have different membership costs for junior athletes – i.e. those under-16 or still in full-time education.
Prospective members are always welcome at Wallsend Harriers. We would suggest that anyone considering membership of the club, should come along and simply attend a number of club nights, at no cost, before taking on any commitment to membership.
We currently have an active core of both male and female runners who attend club nights, of all abilities, and ranging in age from 14 to 64!
We provide opportunities for club members to train on club nights, under the guidance of UK:Athletics-qualified coaches, and to participate in many local competitions – in road races, cross-country & multi-terrain races, and in track & field athletics. There is no pressure on members to compete - a number of active members continue to use the club to simply maintain a level of fitness and health.
The club also arranges occasional social events throughout the year, including a Christmas Party, a Presentation Evening and other, ad hoc, events.
If you are interested in joining Wallsend Harriers, or would like to find out more, please e-mail the club through this web-site, or contact one of the people listed in ‘Club Contacts’