Junior Group

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 The Wee County Junior Harriers running club is open to any young person between the ages of 8 & 16 who wants to run, providing an enjoyable introduction to the world of running that is safe, fun and progressive. The training sessions cover the broad spectrum of running types, including track, road, mixed terrain and cross country disciplines. There are four training groups within the club to cover the broad age range of the group each with its own lead coach.

Please note:

We currently have a waiting list for new members due to the demand to join the junior section.

Please contact the Junior Group Secretary, Hazel Meechan (weecountyjuniors@gmail.com) for more information.

Annual membership for the juniors is £10 payable upon joining and then renewed each March.

Membership Form & Welcome Pack

>>>>>>   Junior Membership Form (2017)

>>>>>>    Welcome Pack 2017 v1

Training Night:

Monday, 5pm to 6pm

Registration is in the large gym hall with training taking place on the running track and school grounds. Please ensure your child attends with appropriate clothing and footwear as we do go outdoors for training in all weathers.

Venue:

Lornshill Academy, Tullibody Road, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 2ES

Coaching Team:

The Junior Harriers has a team of 12 volunteer coaches & leaders. The Head Coach is Richard O’Grady who is a UKA Level 2 Coach in Running Fitness. All are PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certified.


UK Athletics Safeguarding Children & Welfare Guidelines

Our club follows the UKA guidelines regarding safeguarding children and their welfare. All coaches & leaders are PVG certified (Disclosure Scotland) and parent helpers are not permitted to work with any groups or individuals without a coach or leader being present.

If you wish more information or advice please click on the following Scottish Athletics link:

Your Safety & Welfare


Junior Running Equipment

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There are many retailers available for running gear, but I have provided the link to a couple of local shops for your information:

Up and Running >>>>>>>>   Junior Running Shoes

Run 4 It >>>>>>>>   Boys Running Shoes   &   Girls Running Shoes


Choosing your first set of spikes

Run and Become has an excellent webpage detailing what you need to look for when thinking of buying your first pair of track or cross country spikes >>>>>>> Running Spikes


 Foot Care

Besides having good shoes, its essential, as a runner, to keep our feet in good shape. I’m sure there are many Chiropodists and Podiatrists listed in Yellow Pages but one I attend provides Biomechanics and Sports Podiatry for runners and works for me, so if you’re looking for advice or just to sort out a foot problem then they might be worth considering. They’re based in Falkirk:

First for Footcarewww.firstforfootcare.co.uk