Overton Harriers & AC are keen to encourage both competitive and non-competitive running and athletics for local children.  Our training sessions are varied and split between endurance, speed work and field events, so every child has the opportunity to be involved in different areas of athletics.

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):

Training sessions are held on Saturday mornings 9:30 to 10:30am at Berrydown Sports field, Overton. 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 (juniors@overtonharriers.org.uk 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/

Autumn / Winter 2019-20

Every Sunday - Basingstoke Junior Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/basingstoke-juniors/ 9am start, in addition to Junior Parkruns at Winchester and Andover.

Destination Basingstoke Cross Country


Match 1 – Sunday 3rd November – Lord Wandsworth College
Match 2 – Sunday 8th December – Down Grange
Match 3 – Sunday 2nd February – Andover
Match 4 – Sunday 8th March – Down Grange tbc

Hampshire Sportshall


Match 1 – Sunday 13th October – 10am -2pm, Eastleigh Places Leisure Centre
Match 2 – Sunday 10th November – 10am - 2pm, Eastleigh Places Leisure Centre
Match 3 – Sunday 26th January – 1-5pm pm Hart Leisure Centre, Fleet
Match 4 – Sunday 1st March – 1-5pm Havant Leisure Centre

Lord Wandsworth Cross Country


Race 1 – Sunday 10th November
Race 2 – Sunday 15th December
Race 3 – Sunday 5th January
Race 4 – Sunday 16th February
Race 5 – Sunday 1st March


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 2019/20 we are taking part for the second year 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 11.00 am 3000m
Senior Race 11.10 am 8000m
U17 Girls & U17 Boys 11.10 am 8000m
U11 Girls & U11 Boys 11.20 am 1500m
U15 Girls & U51 Boys 11.25 am 4500m
U9 Girls & U9 Boys 11.30 am 900m


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/


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