Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers Junior Section
Junior Training: Wednesday, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Additional Training Session : Monday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
MONDAY NIGHTS (ALL YEAR): GSK Sports Club Complex
Spring / Summer Training (March to October) - Glaxo Sports Ground, North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston with several spring session on Birkrigg Common (Parents will be informed of dates) These sessions culminate in a fell race.
Autumn / Winter Training (November to February) - Siemens Industrial Estate, Ulverston
Hoad Hill Harriers Junior Championship 2019
Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers' junior section is run by UK Athletics qualified coaches.All coaching staff are DBS checked to protect the welfare of the club's junior members. The aim of the junior section is to encourage a fit and healthy life style that can endure into, and through, their adult life. The club aims to provide opportunities for junior athletes to compete with other athletes from within their peer group. Our objective is to ensure that junior athletes have fun, compete to the best of their abilities and in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
What do Hoad Hill Harrier Juniors' do?
Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers' is predominantly a running club. Our Junior section was founded back in 2008, and now has a membership of approximately 50 junior athletes. Our coaches offer a varied programme of training focussing primarily on developing fitness and improving running ability. Our core training sessions involve warm-ups, and sprint drill training to improve running technique, and a variety of interval running, and competition training. We usually have 2 or 3 groups each Wednesday, arranged by ability. The sessions are developed to suit the ability of the group, and the sessions also cater for ranges of ability within the group.
Our Junior coaches have developed a varied programme of activities that runs throughout the year. Key training modules include the following:
Spring - Fell running on Birkrigg common.
Summer - Olympic challenge events (including sprints, hurdling, shot putt, gym test, and middle distance running)
Winter - Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers are members of the Mid-Lancs Cross Country league and we encourage our Juniors to take part, and arrange for coaching staff to support junior runners at cross country events.
We also run a number of club events throughout the year, which include junior competition races.
How Can You Get Involved?
Any potential new member to the club can take part in three free taster sessions. After three sessions, fees will become payable. Members need to be at least 8 years of age, and less than 18 years of age.
The annual junior subscription for 2020 is £22. The junior subscription includes £8 for membership of the GSK Sports & Social club. Fees are not charged for any new members joining in November/ December, although fees will be due at the start of the new year.
What Should You Bring and What Should You Wear?
When you come to training bring a drink, and a snack. You should wear training shoes, and running shorts/top. You will need a light weight track suit or fleece/joggers. It's always best to have a light weight rain jacket in case of bad weather. In the autumn/ winter months please wear a high viz jacket and/or high viz bib.
Any enquiries and information regarding junior membership, please contact Louise Thompson via email on firstname.lastname@example.org