Junior Harriers

NOTE – Alnwick Harriers Junior Section is currently over-subscribed. We are committed to reducing the waiting list, but this requires long term planning and cannot be addressed quickly. Increased athlete capacity requires additional coaches and volunteer helpers. It is important to limit group sizes to ensure athlete safety and optimise coaching. This, together with venue size restriction, is a significant challenge. If you feel you can offer help in any way you can register your interest by contacting Brenda MALLEN at the email address towards the bottom of the page.

Alnwick Harriers provides opportunities for young athletes between the ages of 8 and 18 years to receive coaching in endurance athletics events and also sprints, throws & jumping events. All coaching is by qualified UK Athletics coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people.

The junior section was formed in September 2006 and has in excess of 100 members who regularly compete in both track & field competitions, as well as cross-country.

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What do we do?

On Tuesdays we run!  We aim to improve running technique, speed and endurance through training sessions that in-corporate relays and other team games, within a fun enjoyable environment.

On Thursdays we alternate between throwing, jumping and sprinting events.  We cover everything from hammer throw to javelin, triple jump to pole vault and sprint relays to hurdles.

Rosie MURTON-Fastest in the Under 17/20 Race!

How ‘good’ do I have to be?

We aim to cater for a variety of abilities and training schedules are designed for varying standards.


How much does it cost to join?

Annual subscription fees are £65 for 1 session per week and £100 for 2 sessions per week. Club running vests are £15 (club vests are compulsory at most events).

Anne Marie Readshaw 2014

When & where do we meet?

Training sessions for endurance and sprint events take place on Tuesdays, 6-7pm at the Lindisfarne Sports Centre, Alnwick; note that the endurance section is currently oversubscribed (though names can be added to a waiting list).  Training for sprints, throws and jump events takes place on Thursdays, 6-7pm, also at the Lindisfarne Sports Centre.

Girls Under 15's NEHL Jarrow 2013

Where can I find out more?

You can contact the Junior contact, Brenda Mallen by e-mail, at


Junior Harriers Club Records July 2017

Alnwick Harriers Code of Conduct

Alnwick Harriers Constitution

Alnwick Harriers Child Welfare Policies

Alnwick Harriers Welfare Officers are Sue SKIRROW (girls/women) and Mike TELFER (boys/men)

4 Responses to Junior Harriers

  1. Sarah Tannock says:

    Hi i live in lowick and have a 11yr old daughter who is showing a real interest in athletics and has qualified for county schools last year in 80m and long jump. She does a after school club at her school but really struggling to find a club in the north that can support her interests. Does your club take children and if so how do we go about getting her involved?sarah

    • David Hindmarsh says:

      Sarah, Apologies for the delay.

      Is your daughter still interested? We do have a waiting list but we could add her to the list if she is interested.

      David Hindmarsh

  2. Andy Baker says:

    My daughter is interested in joining Alnwick Harriers. She is currently in Year 8. She has been a member of Morpeth Harriers but she wants to join Alnwick due to a friendship she has made with a Alnwick Harrier Under 13 through competition.
    Molly has represented Northumberland Schools in cross-country for the past 3 years and last year achieved PB’s in all 6 track meets in the Harrier league for Morpeth in the 1500m.
    Can you let me know what the chances are of her joining please.

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