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.

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.

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).

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.

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)

8 Responses to Junior Harriers

  1. Kate Green says:


    Could I please enquire about junior harriers for my soon to be 8 year old boy, Alexander? He very much enjoys running, and seems to like longer distances (adult park run before lock down, similar with us and school mile run). I believe you have a waiting list at the moment but it would be great to at least get him on the list.

    Thank you,

    Kate Green

    • Sue Skirrow says:

      Thank you for your email and unfortunately there is a lengthy waiting list. I will forward your email to Brenda Mallen for her to add your son Alexander to the list.

      Kind regards
      Susan Skirrow

  2. Emma Smail says:


    I am wondering if there has been any movement on the WL for my daughter. As she is desperate to run!

    • Sue Skirrow says:

      Good morning
      Unfortunately the waiting list is extremely lengthy, but I will forward your message on to Brenda Mallen for a response.
      Kind regards
      Sue Skirrow

  3. Jim Horn says:

    Hello, I’d like to add my 10 year old son Albie to the waiting list too please.

  4. Sarah Rogerson says:

    I emailed Brenda Mallen about 2 weeks ago to see if it was possible to put my daughter onto the waiting list but I haven’t had a reply so just wanted to check my email was received. I am aware the waiting list is quite long but Alnwick is the only club we are able to get her to so very keen on her being put on the waiting list as soon as possible.

    • Sue Skirrow says:

      Thank you for your email and I have forwarded your message onto Brenda for a response.

      Kind regards
      Sue Skirrow

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