Coaching sessions are run by CRB/DBS checked, qualified England Athletics coaches as follows:
Years 3 & 4 (Under 9s) and Years 5 - 10 (Under 11s/ Under 13s / Under 15s):
Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15pm and Saturday mornings 9:30 to 10:30am – both at Berrydown Sports field, Overton. You are welcome to attend either or both sessions each week. All abilities are welcome and the sessions are based around the fundamentals of athletics. During the summer we enter the Wessex Track and Field League and in the winter we take part in the Hampshire Sportshall indoor competition and two cross country leagues. Please contact Keith Vallis (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01256 773255) for any queries and to ensure that we have space for new members before you come along.
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Please note - training dates may vary during school holidays so please contact us before you come along.
If you would like any extra information about any up coming events, click here for our fixtures
Children are welcome to attend sessions on a trial basis before signing up to be a junior member of the Club. Copies of membership forms are available either here.
Please complete the form and return it to one of the coaches, along with the £20 yearly subs.
Overton Harriers are affiliated to Overton Recreation Centre so we also request that a parent/carer is a member of the ORC see - ORCMembershipForm.
Further information on the ORC and the benefits it brings our available on their website http://orcweb.webs.com/
Every Sunday - Basingstoke Junior Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/basingstoke-juniors/ 9am start, in addition to Junior Parkruns at Winchester and Andover.
Wessex League Track & Field
Sunday 7th April – Poole
Sunday 2nd June – Swindon
Sunday 30th June – Oxford
Sunday 7th July – Andover
We enter a composite (combined) team with Andover in both the Under 11 and Under 13 age categories in this indoor athletics league, which sees us compete against other clubs in Hampshire.
Teams must be pre-entered so we need to know names a few days in advance. There is a minimum age to compete - with entrants needing to be 8 or over on the day of competition. Each athlete pays £4 on the day.
There are 4 matches each season, all on Sundays, normally starting at around 1pm and finishing by about 4:30pm. Everybody takes part in a variety of events with their team. It's a full afternoon and typical events are long or triple jump, speed bounce, chest push, shuttle runs, relay, vertical jump. Although it is a competitive event, the emphasis is very much on Fun in Athletics, so no experience is necessary - we'll make sure that everybody knows what to do.
Further details for the Hampshire Sportshall events can be found here:
Destination Basingstoke Cross Country
For 2018/19 we are taking part for the first time in the Destination Basingstoke Cross Country league. There are 4 fixtures throughout the season and all will be relatively local to the Basingstoke area. Timings and distances are as follows:
Under 9 Girls (Year 3 & 4) 1.15 pm 1400 m approx
Under 9 Boys (Year 3 & 4) 1.25 pm 1400 m approx
Under 11 Girls (Year 5 & 6) 1.35 pm 2200 m approx
Under 11 Boys (Year 5 & 6) 1.50 pm 2200 m approx
Under 13 Girls (Year 7 &8) 2.05 pm 3000 m approx
Under 13 Boys (Year 7 & 8) 2.20 pm 3000 m approx
Under 15 Girls & Boys (Year 9 & 10) 2.35 pm 4000 m approx
Lord Wandsworth Cross Country
These events are held on Sunday mornings and are a great introduction into the world of cross country, with no minimum age these runs are available to everybody. They have their own website with all the information that you need http://www.hartroadrunners.co.uk/races/lord-wandsworth-xc/. They cost £3 to run and you just turn up and enter on the day – parents are welcome to enter the Senior Race too (£6 if a club member, otherwise £8)! Please bring your completed entry form with you http://www.hartroadrunners.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HRR-LWS-XC-entry-form-2017-18.pdf
They are all held at Lord Wandworth College, Long Sutton RG29 1TB.
Distances and timings are as follows:
|U13 Girls & U13 Boys
|U17 Girls & U17 Boys
|U11 Girls & U11 Boys
|U15 Girls & U51 Boys
|U9 Girls & U9 Boys
Hampshire Cross Country League
The Hampshire Cross Country League is seen as the Blue Riband of cross country in the South of England. Unfortunately the youngest age group is Under 13s and children must be in Year 6 to take part.
Wessex League Track and Field
During summer we again join forces with Andover for the Wessex League track and field. There are four matches between April and July. Under 11s (Year 4 & 5) take part in a Quadkids event (600m, 75m, long jump and howler throw). Under 13s and over (Year 6 +) can take part in a variety of track and field events, including sprints, distance races, jumps and throws. http://www.wessexleaguetandf.co.uk/