About us & FAQs
Nuneaton Harriers Athletic Club was founded in 1906 and has produced several notable athletes. Nuneaton Harriers is affiliated to; UK Athletics, England Athletics, Midland Counties Athletic Association,Warwickshire County Athletic Association and Leicestershire and Rutland Athletic Association. The Club exists to provide local athletes with companionship and the opportunity to take part in competitions including track and field, road running, cross-county, race walking and other athletic events.
The Club Mission Statement
We are a multi-functional club affiliated to UK Athletics. We cater for people of all abilities and ages, generally from 7 years upwards, who wish to develop their athletic abilities. We make available training and competition in all athletic activities under the jurisdiction of UK Athletics. We aim to encourage our members to develop their skills in other areas associated with athletics, such as; officiating, administration and coaching or any other activity that may enhance the Club, County, Region and National governing body.
We encourage the provision of a programme of social activities for our members.
We aim to make available such resources as may be required to facilitate the above, making use of facilities outside our locale where necessary.
The club has obtained the Sport England ClubMark accreditation.
The club is affiliated to all major athletic organisations enabling club members to compete in a wide variety of competitions covering track and field, road running, cross country and race walking, competing with the following teams:
Track & Field:
Midland Combined Track and Field League
Heart of England League
Youth Development (Young Athletes) League
Midland Masters League
Birmingham Men’s League
Midland Women’s League
West Midlands Young Athletes League
Leicestershire Winter League
Leicestershire Summer League
Midland 6-stage and 12-stage relays
Midland Young athletes relays
National Young athletes relays
Midland Winter League
In addition teams are entered in County, Regional and National championships.
Q. Do I need to be a serious runner before I can join?
A. Absolutely not. We welcome all standards of athletes and will help you progress to your own potential. We're not all runners either. There is a successful race walking team and also athletics field events are practised. When you first come to training we will assess your current level of performance and try to find you a training group at a similar level. As you improve you can progress to another group.
Q. What events do you do?
A. We train and compete all year round. We have members competing in; track and field athletics, road running, race walking and cross country running. We cover a full range of age groups - There are competitions for under 11s right through to Masters events specifically for over 60s.
Q. When do you train?
A. We have sessions for adult beginners on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Other training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. - See the Welcome page for details / times, etc.
Q. I want to do a charity race (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, etc) can you help me get ready for it?
A. Yes we can. We can link you up with other athletes of a similar standard and advise on training to work towards your goal. Every year we have several members that run 'London' or the Great North Run.
Q. My child is interested in athletics, can you offer training?
A. We have skilled and qualified coaches in a variety of events. There is a large and friendly young athletes section that caters for young people from age 7 upwards. There are competitions arranged for under 11s and all older age groups.
Q. I don't want to run but I'd like to help out. What can I do?
A. Athletics depends on volunteers to make the events happen. There are training courses and qualifications available for volunteers to become officials, coaches and helpers. If you would like to help please contact Alison Mills.
Q. Do you have any advice for runners?
A. Yes, BUPA offer some excellent advice here.
Q. Where can I find free half-marathon training plans?
A. BUPA offer some excellent training plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners here.