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What does Harrier membership get you?

Littledown Harrier's Membership Updated March 2016

Welcome to Littledown Harriers, as well as running in a safe, friendly, inclusive and competitive environment members are encouraged to participate fully in all club activities and assist if possible in the organisation of the club - ensuring the club continues to grow with the interest of all members our first priority. Membership



Q** What is membership?

We have 3 classes of membership

  1. First Claim members – Members compete as Littledown Harriers in UK Athletics - UKA Road Races – majority of members
  2. Second Claim members – Members compete for their personal ‘first claim’ club at all UKA events where that club has other entrants in the event.
  3. Social members – Members are non-competing members.
  4. Training  - Littledown Harriers provide a wide choice of training sessions, all led by qualified and experienced Coaches/Fitness Leaders

First Claim members pay an annual membership fee which is £10 more than second claim and social members. This qualifies them for affiliation to UKA and covered by UKA insurance.  In return they will be allocated a registration number which can be used to receive a discount on race entry (usually £2).

First Claim members when joining pay a one-off joining fee of £16 which entitles them to a club vest. (1)

All existing members are invited to renew membership on 1st April each year.  The renewal amount is voted on and agreed at the previous year’s Annual General Meeting - AGM (held each June). The fees for 2014-2015 will be £30 and £20 respectively. No additional payments to attend on a club night.

New members joining after April will pay a pro-rata amount in addition to their joining fee. As agreed with Membership Secretary.

We currenty have over 230 members (March 2016).


Q** What do I get?

v  Tuesday 7pm – Choice of 5 sessions (plus Beginners sessions 6pm open to non members) Fully coached

v  Thursday 7pm – 3 sessions. Steady runs 5-7 miles differing abilities/speeds. Fully coached

v  Friday 7pm – 1 session, including King’s Park track once a month, Also New Forest runs arranged during the summer months - See latest information. Fully coached

v  Sunday 8:30am from LDC – Organised runs most Sundays, particularly geared towards Spring and Autumn marathons with a variety of distances and cut-offscatering for all abilities and distances - variety of routes. Fully coached


v  Purbecks - Regular organised Sunday runs over the Purbecks


    1. LDH Discounts also available in certain local shops and other services/outlets (2)
    2. UKA Insured running - affiliated membership when entering races
    3. Monthly committee meeting  - all members encouraged to attend
    4. Bi monthly coaches metings
    5. Yearly AGM  - all members invited and encouraged to attend
    6. Experienced and qualified coaches
    7. 2 Welfare Officers (male and female)
    8. Dynamic and responsive approach to training and development
    9. Awards and Recognition - Littledown members nominate a Runner of the Quarter – RotQ presented every 3 months in recognition of achievements over the quarter (usually presented at a combined with a club social event or special run). In addition a Members’ Runner of the Year is voted on by the membership and presented at the AGM. Other awards are presented, usually at the AGM
      1. Club Championship - CC The club invites all members to participate in the club championship, which involves competing in a selection of races spread throughout the year. Awards for top 3 male/females, age category (1st and 2nd places).
      Road Race League - The  Dorset Road Race League (DRRL) is a long established road running league in which competitors can race up to 12 events of varying distances  spread over Dorset to win individual and team prizes each year. Littledown Men and Ladies teams are both currently in the top 1st Division. Runners completing all League races in the year receive a prestigious DRRL ‘Fidelity’ Award
      1. London Marathon - Members who have been 'rejected' from the official London marathon ballot can enter the club ballot for the allocated club places (subject to club entry rules).
      3. Social Media -  Facebook  and Twitter accounts

Q** Anything else?

  1. Littledown 5 - Club organised popular 5 mile road race held in September  - Members encouraged to assist. Post race thankyou event.
  2. Club Charity of the Year - At the AGM members vote on a club charity for the year, the charity is locally based and event and funds may be raised at event throughout the following year with a cheque presented at the CC awards evening (usually in January)
  3. Communication - Informative website  Club emails and a club Facebook page Link
  4. Beginners Group every Tuesday at 6pm for those completely new to running and or returning to running  - ideal for potential members or to just get fitter. Qualified coaches on hand.

Welcome to the Sea of Orange!



Correct as of March 2016               


10% discount Up and Running Sports shop - Winton Bournemouth Link

10% discount Muscle Matters Massage - Ringwood. Sports and Remedial massage Link

15% discount Cotswold Outdoor Clothing shop - Bournemouth (club letter required) Link


Preferred rate AD Sports & remedial massage - Adam Dowsett Link

Preferred rate Bodywave Chiropractic and Sports massage  - Alex Savage Link

Preferred rate ED Sports massage - Eamonn Deane Link



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