14 Oldpark Terrace, Belfast BT14 6NN

Juniors

At North Belfast Harriers, we believe in helping young people from our area get into athletics.

Our sessions are designed to be fun and improve fitness. It is really important to us that children enjoy the training we provide, whether they want to pursue athletics in the future or not.

This page has details of our training evenings, venues and coaches.

Why should your child come along to our nights?

Training and competing in events is a great way to improve your child’s health, confidence and social skills.

An example of the drills our juniors practice

It can also improve their self esteem and it can help break down social barriers – as they will meet children from different schools and areas.

We believe that every young person has an ability – and we actively encourage children to fulfil their potential through structured training and guidance from experience and vetted coaches.

North Belfast Harriers is one of approved athletics clubs in Northern Ireland which has Club Mark NI Accreditation.

This means that we have vetted, qualified and accredited coaches (male and female) who coach local children through structured training programmes which are fun and tailored to all abilities.

Our coaches are:

Andrew, Margaret, Jimmy, Davey, Lynn, Michelle, Matthew and Séamus

Junior Training Nights (September – July) – FOUR OPTIONS

Session # 1 ~ Girls Model Track: 6.00-6:50 every Tuesday night

What do you do?

Outdoor track athletics and games. Generally consists of  drills, sprinting, relays, sprinting, conditioning  and stretching with the emphasis on fun
Where is it?
Click here for a google map.
Ages?
8-11
Who do I contact?
coaching@northbelfastharriers.com
How much?
FREE for registered club members

Session # 2 ~ Girls Model Track 7:00 to 8:00 every Tuesday night

What do you do?

Endurance session covering race distance relevant to each age category

Where is it?
Click here for a google map.

Ages?
11-15
Who do I contact?
coaching@northbelfastharriers.com
How much?
FREE for registered club members

Session # 3 ~ Girls Model Track 6.00-6.50pm every Thursday night

What do you do?
Outdoor track athletics and games. Generally consists of  drills, sprinting, relays, sprinting, conditioning  and stretching with the emphasis on fun
Where is it?
Click here for a google map
Ages?

9-11
Who do I contact?
coaching@northbelfastharriers.com
How much?
FREE for registered club members

Session # 4 ~ Girls Model Track 7:00-8.00pm every Thursday night

What do you do?
Speed training focusing on 400m – 800m speed
Where is it?
Click here for a google map
Ages?

11-15
Who do I contact?
coaching@northbelfastharriers.com
How much?
FREE for registered club members

There is also a parent led junior group run at 11:00 on Sunday in Mallusk playing fields at the back pitches

Clothing:

Just wear shorts, tee-shirt, running shoes – and bring track suit for warm up and warm down.

Contact us regards joining

If you are interested in coming along to North Belfast Harriers you must first apply for membership. To apply for membership go to the membership section of the website and scroll down to junior membership and click on the application link.

We are also on facebook and twitter. Or why don’t you come along to a club night and see for yourself? Details of our training nights are above.

We also help organise PARK RUN,

The 5k ParkRun  which takes place every Saturday morning at 9:30am in the Waterworks

The Junior 2K takes place every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the waterworks

ParkRun is free and timed all you need to do is register

Further details on PARK RUN are on this page or ask one of our coaches

Equality:

North Belfast Harriers welcome children from any race, religion, gender, disability, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status. We pride ourselves on that approach.