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Training nights:  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 until approximately 8:30. If not racing, distance runners train at Swanshurst Park on Sundays from 10:30 to approximately 11:30.

Training fees:  First training evening is free and, thereafter, you pay £1.00 per session.

Membership subscription (from 1st October for full year - those joining later pay an appropriate amount):  We suggest that you try up to four sessions first before committing to becoming a member. When you decide to join, it costs £20.00 for each child per year, for the first two children in a family; £10 per child thereafter. Application forms are available on this website as well as at the Club.
Membership entitles you to train and - at no extra charge (except for some additional track and field meetings) - take part in club-organized events and compete for the Club at cross-country and track and field meetings.

Competition:  During the winter season, our junior athletes compete in the West Midland Young Athletes Cross-Country League (, while, during the summer season, they compete in the Heart of England Athletics League (
Juniors can also take part in the Warwickshire, Midland and National Cross-Country Championships as well as the Midland and National Cross-Country relays. In addition, they are encouraged to take part in other track and field meetings during the summer season.
In December, Sparkhill Harriers’ junior and senior runners take part in the “Christmas Handicap” - an informal and fun cross-country event organized by the Club - and, during the summer, a fun evening is arranged on the track for juniors and seniors.

Age groupings:  For cross-country events, the age groups are as at midnight on 31st August prior to the season. For track and field events, U15s shall be confined to competitors who are ages 13 or 14 on 31st August, within the competition year; U11s, U13s and U17s follow the same pattern.                                                                                                                                                                            

Awards Evening: Awards for Sparkhill Harriers’ athletes are presented at the end of the cross-country season, along with the previous year’s track and field awards.

Contacts:  Dave Reed for inquiries relating to coaching; Nick Stringer regarding cross-country events; Hilary Mann for membership inquiries; and Rob Mills for matters concerning safeguarding and welfare.

West Midlands Young Athletes X Country League , Sandwell, 9th October 2011 Print
Match No1 took place on Sunday 9th October at Sandwell valley country park in conditions which our track athletes would have appreciated.Our 14 runners had to negotiated probably the hardest course of this new season (very up and down).
Heart of England track and field league, Match 3, Kidderminster. 2011 Print

Match No3 of the Heart of England track and field league (div 3 ), took place on Sunday Sept;3rd at Kidderminster.Again a small team of athletes travelled to the venue to represent the club.

Heart of England track and field league, Match 2, Kettering. 2011 Print

Once again a small team this time travelled down to Kettering for match No 2 of the Heart of England track and field league.

Young athletes open meeting, Worcester AC Print

9 junior members travelled down to the Nunnery, home of Worcester AC for this Young athletes open meeting.

Heart of England Young Athletes Track and Field League ( div 3 ), Sunday July 26th 2011 Print

Match No1 of the Heart of England young athletes track and field league ( div 3 ) took place on Sunday July 26th at a very warm Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton.Unfortunately, a weakened team left those who had made the effort with a mountain to climb from the first gun to the last. However, we should congratulate the following on their achievements.

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