Joining a club is the best way to improve both your ability and enjoyment in athletics. Here at Bingley Harriers and Athletic Club we aim to promote and develop athletics in all its forms and to cater for all standards of athletes.
We have a long and proud history. The Club was formed in 1893 and the first headquarters were established in the Old Queen’s Head pub in the main street. The Club has retained its headquarters in the town at various venues over the years with the latest at Beckfoot School with its new modern Sports Hall and changing facilities and Bradford and Bingley Sports Club.
The distinctive blue and white hoops of the Bingley vests are respected nationwide in every branch of the sport and with membership of over 500 the Club looks to progress in the constantly developing world of athletics whist retaining the strong traditions that are such an important part of its history.
Are you new to running?
Newcomers can take their first steps in the company of more experienced runners. Whatever your standard you will benefit from the advice and guidance offered and you will find that you will be able to train with runners of your own ability.
No other club in the country can offer the same level of competition in all branches of the sport. Bingley Harriers boasts champions in track & field, fell, race walking, and cross country events and teams are selected to compete in all major championships. Whether your interests lie in track & field athletics, cross country, road, or fell running or just jogging to keep fit you will find the Club has some thing to offer. Other Benefits of Membership are: regular newsletter; subsidised travel to selected events; social activities; reduced road race entry fees; some guaranteed entries to London Marathon; registration with England Athletics.
Our team of UKA qualified coaches are experienced in all branches of athletics, advice and guidance being available to all ages and abilities and disabilities. Specialised training is available for track and field athletics. Strength and conditioning circuit sessions and weight sessions are available to cater for all disciplines.
Junior athletes are well catered for at Bingley Harriers where, under the leadership of team managers and coaches, we have a flourishing junior section where success is the norm in both individual and team competition. The success is built upon a healthy social atmosphere, not only on training evenings, but also at special presentation functions held throughout the year. We also provide indoor Sportshall Athletics training where youngsters can experience running, jumping and throwing events in a warm safe environment.
As well as the formal open races, the Club provides a full range of competition for members and guests throughout the year. Many of these are handicap events in which people of all abilities can experience the thrill of being first across the finish line.
Ready to join?
Please do come down to at least one training sessions and have a go before committing to joining. You’ll be assured of a warm welcome.
To join simply download the application form and send it with the appropriate payment (see below) to the membership secretary (details on the application form). Applications are considered by the Bingley Harriers committee who meet monthly. You will receive a confirmation letter shortly after the meeting.