SOME FORMAL SENIOR HARRIER TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE RECOMMENCED SINCE LATE JULY AT STRODE COLLEGE SPORTS CENTRE - to start with these were aimed at senior Harrier members (18+) but since August were extended to Harrier members age 14+. UPDATE: These sessions are now on a TUESDAY NIGHT as of 13th October (last THursday session was 8th October). Training programme can be seen below. BOOK IN ADVANCE by e-mailing Graham Goldsmid by the night before (6pm cut off) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JUNIOR SESSIONS  (age 8-15) recommenced on Monday 12th October 6pm-7pm at Strode College Sports Centre - Members only prior registration needed. BOOK IN ADVANCE: Contact Paul Chadwick for info. & to register by 6pm the night before (Sunday) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sessions led by Paul, Graham or Al with support from Tom & Chris


YOAC have also started formal training at the Yeovil track aimed at those members who competed for the joint team last year. 


The Club has an agreed Risk Assessment for the venue it hires and it has been shared with the facility managers to their approval. We do not run formal Harrier sessions on public areas.

Engand Athletics Guidance here:  Maximum group size of 6 when not at the Club's formal session at Strode College

WEDNESDAY informal group training from Wells Rugby Club for experienced runners now back in action but in groups of no more than 6.

Given the pressure on how we have to organise and run sessions, and the fact that our coaching resources may be spread across 2 or 3 nights a week we are again RECRUITING TO THE COACHING TEAM. Please contact Paul, Graham or Jon if you want to know more about what it entails and talk through with Paul how the Club will pay for your Coaching course.

Please follow Govt Guidelines during Coronavirus lockdown - and check the England Athletics Guidance when training on your own or in small groups with other Harriers in a safe manner. Please only train in public areas and do not use private facilities until the Harriers have a formal agreement with facility managers.

ANY Queries - contact Coaching Co-ordinator/Club Secretary Paul Chadwick if you need any other information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Note - this training programme below is running but as of week commencing 12th October will be on a TUESDAY (not THURSDAY):

WCH Senior sessions (on a Tuesday from 13th Oct)

Training: Sept and Oct 2020 (Venue: Strode College playing field)

Arrive between 6.05 and 6.20pm; warm up will start at 6.20

Date Session
3 Sept

5 * 4 mins with decreasing recovery (2 mins, 1 min 30, 1 min, 30s)

Juniors: 5* 3 mins with decreasing recovery (3 mins, 2 mins 30, 2 mins, 1 min 30s)

10 Sept

6 sets of (2min effort, 30s recovery, 1min effort) with 3 mins between sets

Juniors: 4 sets

17 Sept 5K/3K time trial
24 Sept

Seniors: 5 sets of 2 * 90s fast (45 s recovery), with 3 mins jog between sets

Juniors: 3-4 sets

1 Oct

9 mins, 7 mins, 5 mins, 3 mins, 1 min (2 min recovery after 9,7,5 efforts, 1 min after the 3 min effort)

Juniors: 7 mins, 5 mins, 3 mins, 1min (2 min recovery after 7,5 efforts, 1 min after the 3 min effort)

8 Oct

8 min effort (2 min recovery); 6 * 1 min fast (1 min recovery): 8 min effort

Juniors: 6 min effort (2 min recovery): 4 * 1 min fast (1 min recovery): 6 min effort

13 Oct

6 * 3 mins with 90s recovery, followed by 4 * 30s sprints with 30 s recovery

Juniors: 2* 3 mins with 90 s recovery, miss a rep, 2 * 3 mins with 90s recovery, followed by 4 * 30s sprints with 30s recovery

20 Oct

5 * 5 mins (1 min recovery)

Juniors: 2 * (2 * 5 mins with 1 min recovery) – 5 mins between sets

27 Oct

3 * 2 mins hard (1 min recovery); 2 * 4 mins (tempo) with 90 s recovery: 3 * 2 mins hard (1 min recovery)

Junior: As for the main session, but just one 4 min tempo effort


This is the usual information but please note many sessions currently paused....Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round & for members (only) opportunity to pay discounted rate for a term, or the year. Please read on for the various training opportunties with the Harriers. Come along to give a session a try>

  • Juniors (age 8-15) - full track & field athletics programme or XC/road running training on a Monday. Qualified coaches set & deliver the programme.
  • Age 14- 74 (younger athletes by invitation if of a good enough standard) Middle Distance & XC Training and quality sharp session for 5k/10k/long distance runners on a Tuesday. Qualified coaches set & deliver the programme.
  • Seniors (age 16-76) - road and off-road running for beginners or those in training for 10k, half marathon or marathon. Qualified coaches with beginners group.

Read on for full details of each session, who to contact and for the latest Tuesday training programme set by Tuesday senior coach Jon James see the very bottom of the page. All Harrier qualified coaches at the sessions are unpaid volunteers. Parents and senior athletes can assist by holding stop watches, counting laps, or raking long jump pits etc as required. All sessions are open to Harrier members, and guests where appropriate, but members of other local Clubs are expected to join the Harriers as they benefit from the Club's coaching.

Due to the relaying of the running track at Millfield School.....
Wells City Harriers have had to move their Monday night 'Junior' and Tuesday night 'Seniors' training sessions to new locations for the foreseeable future. (as of October 2019).
The Monday night  & Tuesday night training session will both now take place at
All to meet on grass behind the main sports hall (there is a free car park on site)
Monday Junior registration is from 5.45pm with session starting at 6.00pm  and the session ends at 7.00pm
Tuesday registration is now from 6.00pm with session starting prompt at 6.15pm for an hour.
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Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round: COME & JOIN US!

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One of the best reasons for joining a Club is to have other people to train with, and to tap into the coaching advice, guidance and expertise available. Wells City Harriers provide a mixture of formal and informal sessions for different age groups age 8 to 80+.The Club has several qualified coaches, some of whom have coached for over 10 years. Come and join us at the session most appropriate to you.


If you are a junior, we can coach you to compete at track & field and cross-country

If you are a senior and have a target to get fitter, we can coach you and provide a training group for you

If you are a senior wishing to complete a road 5k/10k/half-marathon or marathon we have a training group or two that can help you achieve your target

    • MONDAY Evening - Juniors age 8-16 at Millfield track - all track & field and Cross-country
    • TUESDAY Evening - Seniors and juniors age 14+ at Millfield track for Middle distance & 5k/10k training
    • WEDNESDAY evening - Seniors age 16 upwards at Wells Rugby Club - beginners and experienced
    • SUNDAY morning - distance training groups from various locations