Welcome to White Horse Harriers

Track and Field Athletics

The Track and Field Athletics season runs through the spring/summer.  If it’s your first time, don’t panic.  It’s just a bunch of runners like you.  Please talk to the coaches and we’ll recommend what’ll suit you best.  It’s very much a team thing and fun to do with together with your Harrier running mates.

We have a number of England Athletics qualified coaches who’ll be delighted to give you coaching in track, jumps or throws if you’d either like to try something out or improve your skills.

Oxfordshire Junior League

We enter a Harriers junior team into the Oxfordshire Junior Track and Field League over the summer season.

There are three fixtures in each season. We await the details of the dates for 2020.

 

Events

Each competition will have a range of events for the competitors.

  • For Under 9 & Under 11’s they have the ‘Quad Kids’ (inc 75m, 600m, Long Jump & Vortex)
  • For U13’s, U15’s & U17, there are a range of events to choose from inc 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, Relay, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Discus, Javelin & Shot Putt to choose from.

OJL Rules can be downloaded here.  Athletes age categories are taken from the 31st Aug 2018.  E.g. if you are still 10 years old on the 31st Aug, you are classed as U11.

A timetable of events here

Helpers

We will need parent/helpers at each of the fixtures to help out the organizers with things like Long Jump, etc.  Please let us know if you’re able to help out, as it’ll make your afternoon as a spectator much more interesting.

Details

More details of the events, timings, etc can be found at the OJL website.

Please contact simonmarcleech@gmail.com to register for the team, ask any questions and volunteers to help on the day.

We used to participate in the “Team Oxford” combined team in the Youth Development League at the Under-17 and Under-20 age groups. However this team has now been disbanded.

Oxfordshire County Track and Field Championships 2020.

The Oxfordshire County Track and Field Championships will take place on Saturday and Sunday 30/31 May at Horspath Track, Oxford. There are often good placements to be had in the events and we encourage athletes to have a go. Details are at:  https://oxfordshireathletics.org.uk/track-field/county-championships.  Individual pre-entry is required.

Open Graded Meetings

If you haven’t run on the track since school, Open Graded meetings are a fantastic (re)introduction to Track & Field.

Athletes estimated their finish time when they enter.  Each distance race (100m, 400m, etc) may have four or five different races.  Athletes of a similar finish time are grouped together in a race.  For example, the first 1500m may be runners with estimated finish times between 5m.40s – 6m.20sec, so you compete with runners of a similar pace.

As races are based on pace, not age or gender, everyone has enjoyed the novelty of mixing it up with the juniors and seniors.

2020 Fixtures
Charles Kear Memorial Open Meeting 
Sunday 22nd March – Tilsley Park, Abingdon
 

Oxford City AC Midweek Open Graded Meetings 

Wednesday 22nd April – Horspath Road, Oxford
Wednesday 20th May – Horspath Road, Oxford 
Wednesday 17th June – Horspath Road, Oxford
Wednesday 15th July – Horspath Road, Oxford  
 
Brewer Games Open Graded Meeting.
Saturday 25th April – Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham
 
Midsummer Open Graded Meetings (Cheltenham)
Wednesday 1st July – Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham
Wednesday 8th July – Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham  
Wednesday 15th July – Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham
Wednesday 22nd July – Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham
 
Watford Open Graded Meetings
Wednesday 8th April – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 22nd April – Woodside Stadium, Watford  
Wednesday 6th May – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 20th May – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 3rd June – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 17th June – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 1st July – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 15th July – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 29th July – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 12th August – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 26th August – Woodside Stadium, Watford
Wednesday 9th September – Woodside Stadium, Watford

Please note the Opens Graded meetings require you to enter individually.  You’ll find entries forms on the links above.

If you are intrigued, but nervous, you’ll be in good company!  Please talk to the RunLeaders & Coaches who are keen to put together a ‘try-out’ as a confidence builder.  If you have questions about how it works or estimating your expected time, please join the conversation on our FB page.

You may find this race time predictor useful.  Click here

The competitive juniors will attend nominated ‘Open Meeting’ with coach, Tom King.

Masters Series

Men & Women vets (over 35) have the opportunity to compete in the local Veterans Athletics League. This is a series of four fixtures 6.30pm – 9.30pm on Monday evenings and has events for over-50s as well as over-35s.

2020 Fixtures
  • Monday 27th April – Horspath Road, Oxford
  • Monday 18th May.  Tilsley Park, Abingdon
  • Monday 1st June – Tilsley Park, Abingdon
  • Sunday 28th June – Palmer Park, Reading

The fixture at Tilsley Park on the 18th May will be jointly hosted by Radley AC and ourselves.

Events

Events Timetable can be downloaded here

 

Coaching

We have a number of England Athletics qualified coaches who’ll be delighted to give you coaching in track, jumps or throws.  Please let us know if you’d either like to try something out or improve your skills.


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