Joining & Duty of Care Form

  • All runners wishing to join the club are requested to complete a joining form. It now includes the clubs GDPR statement from England Athletics.
  • Download a copy from this link here > Joining Form Ver 4.0
  • Parents & Guardians of juniors are requested to complete the form on behalf of the junior runner.
  • From the 1st March 2018, existing & new junior members are required to complete a duty of care form.
  • Please read the form, circle one statement, sign, date & return the form to Keith Batey, Club Welfare Officer. 
  • Down load a copy from this link here > Duty Of Care
  • Bring the joining form with you, along your subscription fee (cash or cheque). Cheques are made payable to Elswick Harriers. 
  • Kindly forward on to the membership secretary, Derek Nelson.
  • Joining during the year your subs fee will be pro rata.
  • More information can be found under the tab heading of ‘subs’. Juniors also receive a welcome pamphlet.
  • General information: 
  • We will endeavour to match your ability & needs to an appropriate group.
  • The main Senior squad meet every Tuesday & Thursday, in the sports hall from 7 pm. Runners leave at 7.15 pm to go running.
  • The Beginners & Intermediate run group also have the same timings meeting at 7 pm but may leave between 7.15 pm & 7.30 pm.
  • The Junior group also meet for 7 pm & leave at 7.15 pm.
  • Juniors aged 10 to 17 have their own dedicated group running & conditioning sessions lasting around 40 to 60 mins.
  • We have a dedicated beginners group. Runs are varied and can typically be from 30 to 60 mins.
  • We have a main running group. Sessions are varied and can typically be from 45 to 60 mins.
  • On a Sunday morning at around 9 am some senior runners meet outside the centre & go off on a group run. Entirely informal, run at your own pace, with a partner or as a group or go it alone! Go long or short with distance…go off-road…on trails…country paths…you decide…it’s your day to enjoy!
  • Who best to speak to when your in the sports hall?
  • Juniors (Parents & Guardians) can have a chat with any one of the junior coaching team:
  • Mark Todd, Ken & Jan Heslop, Rob Emson, Claire Tumia or Micky Shore are your contacts for the juniors.
  • If you are new to running & can run / jog / walk up to 5 km (just like the popular Park Run distance).
  • Speak to one of the beginners group lead runners: Les Williamson, Tina Mc Iver or Derek Nelson.
  • If you feel would would be better suited to the intermediate group, then have a chat with Simon Lynch. 
  • If you have been running regularly & can run 10km or more comfortably & consistently:
  • Speak to one of the senior lead coaches: Tom Hanson or Steve Robertson.
  • We are here to help you settle in and find the right group for you.
  • Benefits of joining our club? 
  • A structured club who will best fit your needs as a runner. Knowledgeable UKA qualified coaches providing structured sessions and advice.
  • A great group of friendly, hard working club runners…….just like you! Promote individual entry to races, Team Relay and Track & Field competition. Participate in the hugely popular Cross Country Season here in the North East. Encourage people to take part in Local, Regional and National competition.
  • Promote other aspects of sport, such as Fell & Trail Running and disciplines such as Triathlon.
  • A flourishing social side to the club: Presentation evenings, post race get togethers, annual parties for Juniors & Seniors.
  • A well-managed media platform to communicate, highlight & promote what Elswick Harriers does as a club. A superb home and facilities here at Newburn Activity Centre. Excellent running routes, right on our doorstep, here at Newburn. We provide three popular ‘open & club races’ for the running community.

So there you have it!

What are you waiting for? 

We look forward to you joining us here at Team Elswick!








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