WELCOME TO THE BECCLES & BUNGAY HARRIERS

BECCLES - THURSDAY NEW

Welcome to our running and junior athletics club which is based in Beccles and Bungay, Suffolk.  We are a family friendly club with over 230 adult and junior members.  We welcome new members of all abilities, from beginners to experienced runners.  Members are welcome to join in either or both of our running training evenings.

On Tuesday evenings we train at Earsham Playing Field (Earsham during the Winter and at Bungay High School during the Summer months), session time - 6.45pm to 8.15pm - registration from 6.45pm, sessions start at 7pm.

On Thursday evenings we train at Sir John Leman High School Track. Session Time - 6.45pm to 8.15pm - registration from 6.45pm, sessions start at 7pm.

Head Coach, Lynn Emmett organises track sessions whilst other Road Running Coaches and Run Leaders provide an alternative to track including speed sessions, road runs including efforts, hill sessions and long runs, this enables us to provide adults with a choice of sessions to suit their individual needs and goals.

The juniors train at the same time (and location) as the adults, coached in separate sessions.  The more experienced and competitive juniors train with Coach Stephen Harvey whilst the younger Juniors  (7-11 years) have  variety of coaches, all experienced in coaching athletics activities such as throwing and long jump (mostly in the Summer).

On Monday and Friday evenings in the winter months the club provides indoor 'Sportshall' Athletics for 7-15 year olds. Monday evenings are at Bungay High School (6-7pm) and Friday evenings are at Sir John Leman High School (5-6pm). Both sessions are competitive and fun, all new members will be made very welcome.

With all of our training sessions, your first session is free, then just £1.50 per session.

If you are interested please contact Gary Howe (Membership Secretary) on 07761 474313 or email gary.howe@btinternet.com or the general club email of bbac2014@outlook.com

BBH Christmas Cracker 10K Race

As we all know – there has been little opportunity to race since the first lockdown in March. And whilst there have been a few opportunities to run solo 5K’s there has been very few chances to try a 10K.

So, we thought we would try to put on a 10K club event which is reasonably local for people at both training sites. Medals and a bottle of water will be awarded to all competitors and small prizes to the winning Male, Female, Best Age Graded.

Do put this date in your diary or sign up now!

Date: Sunday 13th December 10-12noon

Entries Closing date is Monday 30th November.

Race Headquarters:  Ringsfield Village Hall, Church Rd, Ringsfield Corner, Beccles NR34 8NT

If you are keen to run, then let us know by submitting the form on our website here. The more the merrier!

Help: If you cannot run or know people who would help on the morning – just let us know! We need 4-5 people to act as road marshals on the route plus some help with refreshments.

Start Times: Start times will be staggered (and you will be allocated a start time – which will be emailed/posted once the closing date for entries has been reached) to avoid the necessity for people to congregate and will be based upon a guestimate of your likely 10K time. Those a little faster will start slightly later!

Safety Notes: Will be sent out to you are day or two before the race and you will be expected to collect a race number before you start – so leave a bit of time to attach to your clothing.

Warm-ups: To be done as at club training sessions, on the field on your own.
Juniors: Must be 15 years (on the day) or older to run (based on UKA rules).

Notes:

  • Due to COVID-19 social distancing must always be observed and masks worn if you go inside the hall – where there will be a one-way system. There must be no close congregating before or after the event.
  • Refreshments: We hope to have Tea, coffee, mince pies – available in a socially distanced, self-service, take-away format.
  • The cost to run is £3. Payment on the day (with exact change please).
  • Parking is readily available on site.

Should COVID-19 Regulations after 2nd December prevent this ‘live’ event from taking place we will endeavour to progress it as a ‘virtual’ event on the same day.

 

Notices/News

BBH Winter Programme

As there are very few athletics competitions, road runs or cross-country competitions this Winter - we have decided to organise a few extra club events to try to keep you fit and healthy.
I'm sure you will understand that this may not be straightforward to organise during the pandemic - particularly with cases increasing - but we are going to do our best to keep you interested - but bear in mind that we may have to modify things at the last minute to make sure we all keep safe.
Almost certainly all the events will need to be pre-booked - a bit like we are doing for training sessions - but we hope you will agree it is a small price to pay ...! We may also have to do these things in smaller groups - particularly if in public spaces.
So here are some dates for your diary. We will post more detailed information about the events as the date approaches!!
Do indicate your interest on here - so that we can gauge interest in advance! A like or a comment is fine.