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Wakefield District Harriers & A.C. are based at ...

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8TY.
Tel: 01924 302385

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Outdoor training in winter by floodlight

We are a large but very friendly family club catering for all athletic events and for all age groups, from the age of eight right up to the Veteran age groups. We compete in a number of Junior and Senior, Male and Female Leagues where all abilities are welcome. Our members range in ability from fun-runners and beginners right up to International level, and in 2008 we were very proud to have two members of the club representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games at Beijing.

During the summer months we enjoy exclusive use of the International standard Athletics Track in Thornes Park for our training evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, during the winter months, our athletes can continue their training in the impressive Sports Hall adjacent to the track, and in the gymnasium at the nearby Thornes Park College.

From 6.00pm to 7.00pm we run an 8-11 year old junior club called The Junior Jets. Children 11yrs and under will be coached in all athletic events following a programme organised by the coaches with an emphasis on learning skills in a fun environment.

Athletes of 11yrs and above train between 7.00pm and 8.30pm, again under the guidance of fully qualified coaches.

For each training session athletes pay a training fee to the club. This is currently 2.00 per session for Junior Jets and 2.50 for athletes over 11 years old.

                            Club training evenings are on Tuesday and Thursday

                            6.00pm to 7.00pm for 8 to 11yrs (Junior Jets).

                            7.00pm to 8.30pm for over 11yrs.

                            Athletes of all ages and abilities welcome.

Photographs of Thornes Park Stadium