Renew membership online for Wells City Harriers 2018/19 membership year
New members welcome to sign up now using form! Half-price membership from 1st November (through to 31st March 2019) - contact Membership Secretary
FOR MEMBERS WHO WERE PAID UP IN 2017/18
You will have been sent a request from England Athletics to renew your membership by PAYZIP for the year 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. Please pay online as this is our preferred way of managing memberships, and reducing the Club's costs. We will not be able to take payment in any other way. By making your payment you will be signifying that you:
- Abide by the Club’s Welfare Protection Policy.
- To abide by the Club Constitution and UK Athletics rules
- To give permission for photographs taken at public events and races to be used for Wells City Harrier publicity
Please can all members ensure that their email address is up to date - if you have changed your email address since you last renewed your membership, please let us know as soon as possible.
If you haven't yet paid and now can't find the reminder e-mail please contact the Harrier Membership Secretary, Alice, to receive another PAYZIP request.
FOR NEW MEMBERS (ONLY):
A new members form for 2018/19 is here - please complete and return this and make the appropriate payment. Please ensure you complete all parts of the form (both sides).The Membership Secretary, Alice, will acknowledge receipt of your application, and then enter you on the Membership database. If you have requested registration with England Athletics that will be notified to them and they will then confirm receipt of payment and send you a membership pack - NOTE: this might take 4-6 weeks. FROM 1st November 2018 - half price Club Membership available but you will still need to pay full EA registration fee - please contact Alice for details.
Please do not use an old 2017/18 membership form as this is no longer in use and the fees do not apply to 2018/19. Please do not use the form if you were a paid up member in 2017/18 - you will have already been sent an e-mail requesting you to renew online.
Annual Fees from April 2018 (includes PAYZIP transaction fee)
|Category of Membership||
|England Athletics fee (if required)||
|Active Coach or Hon Life Member||Free||Paid by the club if needed|
|Family of up to 4 (maximum of 2 adults)||£80||Included||£80|
|Junior (age 11 upwards or becomes 11 during membership year)||£11||£15||£26|
|Junior (age 8-10)||£11||n/a||£11|
|Competing Unwaged/Student/Senior Citizen||£11||£15||£26|
Please do not compete as a Harrier if you haven't renewed your membership.
Wells City Harriers Constitution (1981, revised 1994 and last revised 2006)
Wells City Harriers Partnership Agreement with Yeovil Olympiads (2000)
Wells City Harriers Data Protection Policy (2018)
JOINING US FROM ANOTHER CLUB?
It's now relatively straight forward to switch Clubs. Click here to find out how to move Clubs.
Want to be a Second Claim member? - if you use our coaching/training groups then you should join us 2nd claim at the very least, as you are benefitting from the Club's organisation, structure and commitment to improving the athlete. (You will also get the discounted training fee!)
We had 204 members aged 8 and upwards in 2017/18.
Over 100 of the members train regularly at one or more Harrier sessions.
On some weekends we have up to 100 members of different ages competing at different events.
In addition we have a number of non-competing and social members.
BENEFITS OF HARRIER MEMBERSHIP:
1. Discounted training fees;
2. Discounted kit;
3. Qualified coaches at all sessions;
4. Reduced race entry fees; (usually £2 cheaper for any road or off-road race)
5. Opportunity to be part of a winning team!
6. Covered by Club insurances;
7. Wells City Harriers has 'Club Mark' status;
8. We are the top club in the South West region for Road-Running & Cross-country
9. We have coached many junior athletes to top 10 in national rankings, and on to represent Team GB (9 Harriers have now represented TeamGB in the years 1998-2018)
10. We organise start up training for those trying to get fit or fitter
11. Membership of Wells City Harriers also gives membership (for free) of Yeovil Olympiads
12. We compete in Track & Field competitions with Yeovil Olympiads.
For those aged 11 and upwards looking to compete - part of your membership fee is paid to England Athletics
For 2018/19 that will be £15 of the total fee - EA registration brings many additional benefits.
Training sessions are available for all aged 8 and upwards.
Membership runs until you formally resign in writing to the Membership secretary and is due every April 1st.
Training opportunities with the Harriers all the year round & for members (only) opportunity to pay discounted rate for a term, or the year.
Monday - juniors training at Millfield Track, Street. No sessions on Bank Holidays, nor 3 weeks in August or over Xmas/new Year. All Year round. Track & Field training and cross-country training.
Time: 5.50pm -7.15pm spring/summer & 5.50pm-7.00pm autumn/winter for young people in school Year 3 (age 8) to Year 10/11 (age 15). Competition evening once a month.
Cost: £2.00 for Harriers; £3.00 for non-members (or £20 for a 13 week term for Members). Register in Announcer's Hut before the session (5.50pm-6.00pm)
Junior Fun athletics for Years 3-5; Development squads at middle distance/XC; sprints; jumps; and throws for Years 6-11. Priority at training sessions given to Harrier members who are being coached for team competition with the Harriers. Regular attendance within the training groups is neceeasry to keep your squad place.
Contact: Graham Goldsmid (registration) or Paul Chadwick (Co-ordinator), principle coaches working with juniors.
Tuesday - training at Millfield track, Street. All Year round using the Track or surrounding fields. Middle distance and endurance training for road races and cross-country. Time: 6.15pm for a 6:30 start for athletes aged 16 and upwards. (Younger athletes by invitation only if suitable standard). Register at beginning of session track-side in announcers hut by signing in and paying.
Cost: £2 for members; £3 for non-members ; (or £20 per term or £60 per annum for members)Contact: Jon James, principle Tuesday coach and Simon Prior, working with seniors.
Wednesday- Seniors training run for ages 16 and upwards. All Year round.
Many from recent ‘Up & Running' programmes organised by the Club run with us to keep fit or get fitter. Others train for half marathons or marathons
Meet: Wells Rugby FC, Charter Way, Wells. Autumn/winter road circuit of up to 6 miles under street lights; Spring/Summer groups include a long group that go off-road on to the Mendips.Time: 6:30 for 6:45pm Cost: free for Harriers ; if you're not a member, just come along.
Contact: Lynne Elstob if a beginner, or Andy Piper if already running and want to train for 10k upwards
On some Wednesdays there are other events going on which might reduce the attendance, such as
• second Wednesday in autumn/winter - 5k road race Street at 7:30 pm & junior races
• second Wednesday in spring/summer - 5k road race Yeovilton at 7.15pm
Thursday - another session for endurance runners can be planned subject to demand - Contact coaches Jon James or Simon Prior at Tuesday track sessions for details.
Saturday - occasional monthly hill running sessions for keen juniors (age 14) and upwards once a month. Contact coaches Jon James or Simon Prior at Tuesday track session if interested.
Sundays – long off road run for those in training for half or full marathons
Meet: various locations, but usually from Wells with some Wednesday Group runners Time: usually about 8.00am or 9.00am
Cost: Free Contact: Richard Morgan, Andy Piper or Mike Rusca
Training with Yeovil Olympiads
We have a reciprocal arrangement with YOAC to train with them at the Yeovil Arena and vice versa.
Their training nights are usually Tuesday & Thursday – see here for more info; and Saturday mornings at Ninesprings (Goldenstones) for juniors
Training with Mendip Hash House Harriers http://www.mendiph4.org.uk
Many of our senior runners from the Wednesday group also run with the Hash on a Monday evening.