Littledown Harriers Running Club was established in 1990 at the then newly
opened Littledown Sports Centre
off Castle Lane in Bournemouth. The club was seen as a natural extension
of the activities that were provided by the centre. The club started with
a small group of enthusiastic runners and now has over 150 members, of which 38% are ladies.
elected Club Officers are at present:
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP/WEB UPDATES
|LITTLEDOWN 5 RACE DIRECTOR
information about the club please contact:
Steve Shuck on 01202 430509 Mob: 07887483421 or email
Janet Hooper on 01202 765059 or email her at:
Ian Noble - Membership Secretary email
Club Championship/Web Updates email Barry Telling at:
We adhere to the recommendations
of UKAthletics to have one coach per 25 members.
It is also a requirement that all
coaches are screened by the Criminal Records Bureau before they are able
current list of qualified coaches:
Photos of Coaches will appear here
9 club members have recently
attended a First Aid Course. The training was geared towards what might
reasonably be needed in case of an accident on a club run or at
a race. The course also included practical sessions. 7 Coaches and 2
volunteer members attended. This means that we will have a trained first
aider on virtually every club session that the club runs.
First Aiders: Gary
Barnes, Kev Dowsett, Sarah Hole, Janet Hooper, Gary Kirkby,
Heather Khoshnevis, Peter Speiler, Jon Woods, Gary Worsley.
Littledown Harriers Running Club is affiliated to UK Athletics, England
Athletics and The Dorset County Athletics Association.
The club is managed on a
voluntary basis by a committee elected by the members at the AGM held each year in June. This committee
meets regularly during the year. The officers and coaches of the club
comprise of individuals who were, or still are, active runners.
To access the full
Constitution click Here.
Minutes of the 2011 AGM - click
Minutes of Committee meeting held
on 6 July 2011 - click Here.
Minutes of Committee meeting held on
2 August 2011 - click Here
Minutes of Committee meeting held on
6 September 2011 - click Here
focus of the road running programme is to compete in the Dorset Road
Running League. The annual programme consists of 12 races over distances
from 5 to 20 miles. In addition to the Dorset Road Running League, small
groups of members travel outside the area to compete in events of their
choice; trips are often abroad.
The Club also organises its own internal Club
Championship competition with a variety
of distances and terrains through the year which are open to all members.
are required to wear Club vests at all events.
The Club is funded by the members annual
subscription of £26, paid in October. New members pay £42, which includes
a Club vest.
Dowsett to get the Club Kit.
The majority of the
Club's expenditure is in affiliation fees to various Athletic bodies and
related track expenses. The Club endeavours to break even on a
year-on-year basis. Full accounts are kept and presented at the Club's
are interested in joining the club we suggest you join us for a run on our
training evenings to get to know us better before taking up membership.
No additional payments
are required on the night.
At present we have 155 members, 95 male and 60 (38%) female members*. In these
difficult economic times a healthy, growing club is something we can all
be proud of. With yearly membership costing a mere £26 (excl vest)
that’s cheaper than a month’s gym membership. It makes good sense
and sound economics to keep fit and active with the Harriers. New
members also keep us vibrant, vigilant and on our
The club fully endorses England Athletics’ mission
statement ‘embracing athletes of all abilities and from all
communities’. We aim to reflect the local community within our
membership, so if you enjoy running and want to be part of a forward
looking local club come along one club night.
if you’ve joined us recently. Please get to know the other
runners, our experienced, friendly coaches and committee members.
We’re always happy to discuss issues, listen to any new ideas or even
any grumbles you may have to assist or help improve your club.
* As of 15-08-2011
members have a pre-Christmas event during December, to prepare for all the
hard work of marathon training. After competing in the Flora London
Marathon, members both competitors and supporters, have a get together
locally, to talk the day through.
Watch this space!