Juniors meet the first and third Saturday of each month. Meet outside the cricket club in Low Road 10:00am - 11:00am Children need to be over eight years old and will be able to participate in the following club events -
- Cross-country races
- Junior 1mile series - part of the 5k series
- Club aquathons - swim / run
- Annual Easter egg hunt
- Children's Christmas party
TRAINING SESSIONS - Carol CordwellI am a level 2 coach and I take the Saturday morning sessions along with another member of the running club.We offer a variety of training with a mixture of speed and endurance running. It all takes place on the grass or around the sea front in Harwich, so the area is safe for juniors. We do not do any track work. Our training is organised to cover all ages and abilities with a selection of games and relays included in the session, this helps to promote recovery and add to the fun aspect of the morning. At the present time we have a mixure of children ranging from 8 to 14 years. We are a friendly group and we try to make the session enjoyable whilst having a good workout. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month only. We meet at 10am until approximately 10.50am at the Cricket Club car park, Low Road, Dovercourt. Three times a year we hold open mornings for all the children and the family and friends of the Juniors. These could be 1 mile runs or sports mornings instead of training sessions. We do not hold sessions in August. MEMBERSHIP
On 1st April 2012 the membership for all members of the Harwich Runners is due for renewal. This is a one off payment for the year and very important, especially for insurance cover. The fee for the year is valid until 31st March 2013.
The membership for the Juniors between the ages of 8 years and 11 years is still at the low cost of £5. New membership forms are now available for you to fill in.
However there is an additional cost for any Juniors who are over 11 years of age. England Athletics are now charging a fee to take part in any races which individuals run for their clubs. This will now become an automatic part of your annual subscription. Juniors between 11 and 13 years will now pay £10.
Juniors between 14 years and 18 years will pay £14 for a year.
To pay, fill in the form (available from Carol) to ensure we have the correct details and if paying by cheque, please make payable to Harwich Runners. Please hand this in to Carol as soon as possible.
Please contact us if there any questions regarding the forms.
Telephone: Carol Cordwell 01206 395103 or
TRAINING DATES FOR 2012
Saturday 3rd March
Carol and Trevor
It takes place on Sunday 25th March 2012 and is open to everyone. There are three distances; 1 mile, 3 miles and 6 miles. It will be held near the Cricket Club, Dovercourt.
Adults are charged £6, children £3 and families of 4 are £15. If you are interested then please look at www.sportrelief.com for more information to enter.
1 MILE EASTER RUN
COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN! If you can't run, we will let you walk.
THE JUNIOR 1 MILE HANDICAPS
5 x 1 MILE HANDICAP RACES
(two laps of Cliff Park)
These races will take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. (It is a good idea to arrive around 7pm). You will need to book in at our HQ, which is the Navigator, the 4th Dovercourt Sea Scouts Hall, beside Cliff Park, Harwich.
The dates for these races are:
Thursday 17th May 2012
Thursday 7th June 2012
Thursday 28th June 2012
Thursday 19th July 2012
Thursday 9th August 2012
The idea of a handicap race is to give runners of different abilities a chance to compete equally. First you need to work out roughly how quickly you can run a mile in (unless we have these details from previous races). You will then be started off at different times and given a number when you finish. As you proceed through the series, you will be given a set time to start when you book in and your scores will be recorded. At the end of the series there will be a trophy for the junior with the best handicap results. After each race there will be prizes for the winners.
This is a good opportunity to improve your running ability and it is a popular event. You can take part in as many races as you want to. There is a small charge to take part in each race. PLEASE NOTE: if you are over the age of 11 you now need to have signed up to the UK Athletics affiliation as well in order to compete. (This is now automatically included in your membership subscripition. It is a yearly fee of £5 and covers any other official races you may wish to enter).
All races will start at the Cliff Park, Harwich. We hope to see you there!
The adult races follow the same format as booking in, etc as above. They do however start from 8pm. There is a charge for entering each race but this is reduced if the membership fee has been paid.
JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRIES
Over the winter we have a series of Cross Country races. These occur on Sundays and will now start at 10am. This means that they will take place before the adult races from now on. It is advisable to arrive around 9.30am to allow time to book in, etc. Juniors over the age of 8 years old on the race day are able to take part in each race of approximately 1 mile. The race is normally set over a part of the adult Cross Country course. It is well attended and many prizes are awarded to the winners. There are also prizes for the different age groups. Juniors now need to be members of Harwich Runners as the cross countries races are now only open to club runners.
Kurt Barrington is our Junior Rep and he will be booking Juniors into the races and making a note of their results. His telephone number is at the bottom of the page. He will also be assisted by Claire Bransby and Gary Donoghue. So if you are interested in taking part, please let Kurt know (or one of the others) and they will give you any additional information you need. There may be a charge for taking part. Please note that cross countries can be cold, wet and muddy, but most find them very enjoyable, so why not have a go. Some people wear spikes or trail shoes to run in, but trainers are okay as well.
The dates and venues for the Cross Countries are as follows:
Sunday 6th November 2011 at Harwich. The top of Lunish Hill, Ramsey. (This is a Harwich Runners event so please give it a try.)
Sunday 27th November 2011 at Springfield, Hylands Park, Chelmsford.
Sunday 11th December 2011 at Halstead, Gosfield school.
Sunday 15th January 2012 at Hadleigh, Duke Street.
Sunday 29th January 2012 at Ipswich, Martlesham Heath.
Sunday 12th February 2012 at Witham, Notley Park.
You can take part in just one or all of the races. The choice is up to you, but we imagine that once you have taken part in one race, you will be keen to do it again.
We hope that this information will be helpful.
Kurt Barrington tel:01255 556129 or Claire Bransby tel: 07792 951862
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.Carol Cordwell
Telephone: 01206 395103
We now have the 1 mile races to look forward to in the 5K series, if you would like to take part. Please see the 1 mile handicap dates above.
Before then we have our yearly 1 mile easter run. This is held in place of our normal training session, followed by an egg hunt. Information about the run is with the other events at the top of the page.
DO NOT FORGET MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE DUE BY 1ST APRIL.
Junior Runner of the Year - Jake Kerrison
It is always very hard to decide who to choose as we are very lucky to have so many Juniors who show promise and who are a delight to have at the junior training. We then began our Christmas run and with Father Christmas in attendance and taking part, the children completed the two laps of our one mile course. Although we do not time the race, the Barringtons managed a hat trick with Jack first, George second and Archie third. They were followed by Sarah Hughes, forth and Theo Sanderson, fifth.
We would like to thank everyone who attended our run and hope that they enjoyed their presents from Father Christmas. We would also like to thank all those who helped, with a special mention to Janet and Marilyn and of course Father Christmas.
We have had a very successful term at our training sessions. We still aim to provide a session that is suitable for all ages (between 8 and 14 years) and abilities. Please remember to wear enough clothing when it is cold. You can always take a layer off if you get too hot. Jack and Becca have been assisting myself and Trevor for courses they are doing. They have been very helpful.
We still have the 1 mile Easter run to provide a date for. Instead of the summer run we are going to have a morning of races and games open to everyone, We have the 1 miles runs during our 5k series to come. Cross countries are still going on.
We wish you all a Happy New Year.
Carol and Trevor
The session on Saturday 3rd December will be taken by Peter Clarke, definitely not one to be missed. This will be our last training session before Christmas because we have the Christmas Run on Saturday 17th December.
We hope that you have enjoyed the sessions you have attended and will return for our first session of Junior training on Saturday 7th January 2012.
We hope you have a lovely Christmas.
On Saturday 16th July we held our Fun Sports Morning. We had around 15 children attend despite the torrential rain. We were very lucky we had rain to start and rain to finish, but we were able to use the grass and it stayed dry in between. We did a mixture of runs and races like the three legged race. Anyway, we had a fun time and we would like to thank all those who attended.We hope that you have all enjoyed the summer holidays and we hope you are now ready for the autumn term. We were pleased to see several juniors at the first session in September and now everyone is well rested we can begin our training again.
Coach: Carol 01206 395103 & Colin 01255 473978