Members’ Zone


By clicking the link below you can see our Training Schedule which is made up of different coloured sessions. Each session is designed with a goal in mind. We have sessions for beginners, experienced runners and those looking to improve their PBs.

In addition, you can also click here to see what the idea behind each session is and understand approximate mileage for effort sessions.

An old version of our training plan can be seen here for reference.

Running Terms Explained!

  • Intervals – a type of training that involves a series of low to high intensity bursts, with rests/recoveries in between.
  • Effort session – a sustained period of time or distance at a pace that is more intense than your steady run pace.
  • Steady run – a run over a set distance and sometimes pace, run at a constant (depending on conditions/route) pace with minimal re-groups/stops.
  • Hill session – exactly what you would expect! Running up and down hills of various gradients and at varying speeds.
  • Fartlek – a Swedish term that means “speed play,” is a form of interval or speed training that can be effective in improving your running speed and endurance. Fartlek running involves varying your pace throughout your run, alternating between fast segments and slower jogs.
  • Long runs – slightly different to a steady run as the distance is set but the pace is personal choice.


Meet the Littledown Harriers coaching team! All coaches have as a minimum the Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification from England Athletics.

  • Head Coach – Luke Dowsett
  • Deputy Head Coach – Laurence Stevenson
  • Coaches: Paul Turle, Simon Davies, Paolo De Luca, Kevin Dowsett, Janet Hooper, Mike Neal, Gary Worsley, Danielle Dixon, Dily Ruffer, Mark Everett, Suzanne Janes, Gary Taylor, Andy Milsom, Scott Blakeway, Becky Sinkinson, Richard Smith

Steve Williams

Maria Everett

Maria Everett

Mark Everett

Louise Austin

Club Captains

The club races in the Dorset Road Race League and also has its own Club Championships events, therefore to have teams, we need captains. We have a Male and Female Captain and Vice Captain. The role of these Captains is to mostly motivate the members to sign up to the races and represent the club whenever we can. 


  • The Men’s Captain is Steve Williams assisted by Vice Captain Mark Everett
  • The Female Captain is Maria Everett assisted by Vice Captain Louise Austin

Committee Members

Our running club is organised and run (pun entirely intended) by 16 voluntary committee members – we have a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Male and Female team Captains, Male and Female Welfare officers, Head Coach and many other standing Committee members. We meet every two months to discuss matters arising within the club and endeavour to make the club as great as it possibly can be. Below you can see who these people are and what they do.

  • Chairperson : Greg Hawkins
  • Secretary: Suzanne Janes (
  • Treasurer: James Sturman
  • Membership Secretary: Ken Ballam
  • Male Team Captain: Steve Williams
  • Female Team Captain: Maria Everett
  • Male Welfare Officer: Gary Worsley
  • Female Welfare Officer: Heidi Snook
  • Head Coach: Luke Dowsett
  • Club Championship Coordinator: Steve O’Connell
  • Communications: Mark Everett
  • Committee Members: Barry Telling, Anthony Robins, Kevin Dowsett, Mark Goodwin, Glenn Batt


Littledown Harriers have three award categories:

  • Runner of the Quarter (RotQ) / Harrier of the Quarter – Awarded for performance, input into the club, encouragement and/or overcoming adversity. Presented every 3 months following member’s nominations, input from coaches and a committee vote. Year starts after the AGM.
  • Members’ Runner of the Year / Harrier of the Year –  (RotY) – Voted for entirely by members in recognition of another member’s input, improvement and/or club spirit etc over last 12 months and awarded at the AGM.
  • Bush/Forman Trophy – Decided by the Committee for work done by a member over the last 12 months for the benefit of the club and/or local community.

To view a list of all our awards winners, please click on the link below!

Award Winners


Should any member wish to discuss a welfare concern, please contact either Gary Worsley or Heidi Snook in confidence.

Renew Membership

Existing members will be sent a reminder email when yearly April membership is due with details of costs and how to renew.


Weekly 30 – how far can you run in 30 minutes?

Register and join the official EA Littledown team NOW for free by CLICKING HERE! Then run 30 mins on Saturday or Sunday each week and upload your distance. 

Week 1 results HERE     Week 2 results HERE    Week 3 results HERE     Week 4 results HERE   Week 5 results HERE

Week 6 results HERE      Week 7 results HERE     Week 8 results HERE     Week 9 results HERE  Week 10 results HERE


Littledown Harriers Club Championship

Each year the club chooses 15 local races of varying distances which make up our Club Championship (CC).

To qualify for a ranking in the CC you need to complete 8 of these races. Alternative ways of achieving 8 races are to either: complete 6 of the named races plus a marathon and a parkrun OR complete 7 races and a marathon or a parkrun.

Most of these races will fill up quickly so enter early. Awards are given overall and by age category. There is also a trophy for completing all 15 races.

The CC is divided into male and female. The first male and female Harriers home in each race get 100 points each, the second get 99 and so on. At the end of the Championship, the best 8 scores for each participant are added together and the winners are crowned! Awards are given at our awards night held in January each year.

If you have any questions about the Club Championship, speak to the organisers for 2022 Steve O’Connell, Steve Williams or Rachel Smith-Harrison.


CC Races And Dates 2022

Club Champs 2022 Date
Broadstone 1/4 Saturday 1st January 2022
Blackmore Vale Sunday 6th February 2022
Larmer 10 Saturday 5th March 2022
Marnhull 12k Sunday 3rd April 2022
Egdon Easy 10k Saturday 28th May 2022
Coombe Keynes 10k Sunday 19th June 2022
Charmouth Challenge Saturday 2nd July 2022
Durberville Dash 10k Sunday 24th July 2022
Stur Half Sunday 7th August 2022
The Beast Sunday 4th September 2022
Hoburne 5 Sunday 25th September 2022
Gold Hill 10k Sunday 9th October 2022
The Stickler Sunday 30th October 2022 – TBC
Wimborne 10 Sunday 20th November 2022
Boscombe 10k Sunday 27th November 2022

Dorset Road Race League (DRRL)

The Dorset Road Race League (DRRL) is a long established road running league in which competitors can race in up to 12 events of varying distance, spread over Dorset to win individual and team prizes each year. Competitors must be first claim members of clubs affiliated to the Dorset County Athletic Association (DCAA) and registered to England Athletics to be counted. For both individual and team competitions, the best 7 results will score towards the League. For Under 17s the best 3 of 4 and for Under 21s the best 6 of 11 will count. Some league races also incorporate DCAA championships open to those of Dorset eligibility with separate prizes to go to seniors and veterans over 40 years old.

2019 Results

2019 (the last year there was a DRRL championship!) was a great year of racing for the Harriers, the Ladies team came 2nd in the League, with the Men coming in 4th place in the same positions as 2018. Both teams secured a place in Division 1 for the 2020 season, which was sadly cancelled due to Covid. We also had a few age category winners and fidelity runners again over the 2019 season, so great running all round!!

The DRRL races for 2022 can be found below – keep scrolling!

DRRL Races & Dates 2022

DRRL Event Date
Broadstone 1/4 Saturday 1st January 2022
Blackmore Vale Half Sunday 6th February 2022
Lytchett 10 Sunday 13th February 2022
Marnhull 12k Sunday 3rd April 2022
North Dorset Village Marathon Sunday 1st May 2022
The May 5 Sunday 22nd May 2022
Puddletown Plod Half Sunday 12th June 2022
Round the Lakes 10k Sunday 19th June 2022
Portland 10 Sunday 3rd July 2022
Hoburne 5 Sunday 25th September 2022
Gold Hill 10k Sunday 9th October 2022
Wimborne 10 Sunday 20th November 2022