Welcome to White Horse Harriers


We’re lucky enough to have experienced and talented England Athletics (EA) qualified coaches like Tom, Lisa, Dick, Sheila and Angela that provide coaching structure and help Harriers realise their potential.

Importantly, we’ve also had new Harriers like Jonathan, Terry, Ian, Chris, Castel, Simon, Helen and Tracey get qualified and join the team, bringing numbers, enthusiasm and new ideas.

Coaching Rota

To keep our coaches fresh and sharing ideas, we run a rota and ask them to coach approx twice a month.  To maintain this rota, and ensure athletes get the support they need, we always need a number of coaches, assistant, leaders as well as parent volunteers.

Various people are interested in different areas, and we have coaches supporting the following groups:

  • Seniors
  • Juniors (Teenagers)
  • Juniors (Sportshall/Quad Kids)
  • Beginners / Couch to 5k

New Coaches & Getting Qualified

Naturally, we actively welcome athletes, parents, and existing coaches who’d like to get involved.

If you are interested, you can simply start with either the Coaching Assistant or Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF).  Both are two day EA courses that provides the theory, enables you to get get involved and provides a regognized EA qualification.

The club is willing to support and pay for any Harriers interested in taking the EA course/qualification and getting involved.  Details of the courses here

Please contact any of Simon Leech if you’re interested and would like to know more

EA Coaching Structure

The EA coaching structure divides into two branches:


Jon watching over his flock

Track & field athletics inc. 800m-10K track competitions, sprints and hurdles, jumps or throws

  • Event Group Coach
  • Athletics Coach
  • Coaching Assistant

Road running, fell, cross country or multi terrain events

  • Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF)
  • Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF)

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