If you are interested in athletics of any form, sprinting, middle distance running, throwing, jumping or distance running on the track, road or cross country then Cheltenham & County Harriers could be the club for you. The age of our members is varied, from those aged 9 to those that enjoy the sport during their retirement.
The club aims to help athletes of all abilities to enjoy the sport and achieve their own personal targets. Our members have a wide range of abilities, ranging from beginners trying the sport for the first time with the aim of completing an event, to our highest standard athletes who have competed internationally in schools, senior and masters athletics. The majority of our members seek to keep themselves fit and enjoy training and competing, whilst setting their own athletics targets.
Cheltenham & County Harriers provides competitive opportunities for its members and values the idea of competing as part of a team. All age groups regularly compete in track and field, road and cross country events, whilst our youngest members also enjoy sportshall athletics matches.
The club has a range of qualified coaches who are able to give guidance across all athletics events. All coaches are UK athletics registered and have been DBS checked. Cheltenham & County Harriers has clubmark accredited status and is affiliated to the Gloucestershire AAA, Midland Counties AA, England Athletics and UK athletics.
Cheltenham & County Harriers have teams for all age groups, competing in track and field, cross country, road running and sportshall athletics. The club aims to turn out competitive teams in all the competitions that it enters and encourages its athletes to support club teams whenever possible.
Track and Field
The senior men and senior women currently compete in the Midland League 1. The Youth Development League comprises U17s and U20s who compete in the Midland-South/West 1 Division and U13s and U15s who compete in the Midland-Premier South/West Division.
The Harriers enter teams in the Gloucestershire cross country league for all age groups from under 11 to veterans. The senior men’s team also compete in the Birmingham and District Cross Country League in Division 1 and the senior women’s team compete in Division 1 of the Midland Women’s Cross Country League and this is usually the focal point of their season. The club also enters teams for the county, midland and national championships.
Runners from the club provide competitive teams in numerous local road races and contest the midland and national road relays across multiple age groups. The senior and veteran men contest the midland and national 6 stage in Spring whilst the senior and veteran women race over 4 stages. Then in the Autumn the senior men attend the 12 stage relays whilst the women compete in a 6 stage event and our young athletes, under 13, under 15 and under 17 field teams of 3 at their midland and national relay championships.
During the winter, the club competes in the indoor Gloucestershire Sportshall League. There are teams for boys and girls in the under 11, under 13 and under 15 age groups.