Beginners and New Runners

Are you looking to run with the Littledown Harriers for the first time? Why not check out our FAQ section – just here, and that should help you decide what to do next.

If you are coming along to run with us for the first time and try us out, or are hoping to run with us as a one-off whilst on holiday in Bournemouth, please contact us first to let us know, and also fill in our emergency contact form here.

Littledown Harriers are proud to offer a free Beginners Section on Tuesdays* which helps non-runners, or runners returning from injury, go from Couch to 5k. And then if you want to, the chance to go from 5K to 10K (still for free). Throughout the year we have 4 x 10 to 12 week schedules which help you build up to that target. To guide you, we have a team of friendly, supportive and experienced coaches to help you every step of the way at your pace.

*Beginners sessions run at certain points through the year, to check if there is a beginners session taking place on a specific day, have a look at the training schedule HERE or email us via our contact form and we will let you know.

If you are already capable of running for an hour and can cover around 8K (5 miles) then there is no need to start with beginners, you can come along to the main Club sessions. If this is you, take a look at the main Club training schedule HERE

Come down and join us at 7pm on Tuesday or Thursday at the back of the Littledown Centre on the grass by the NHS screening van and 5 a side pitches.

Please contact us first to let us know to expect you, and also fill in our emergency contact form here.

Minimum age to run with us (including beginners) is 16 years.

If you require further information or have any questions please feel free to contact us via our contact form