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WE ARE BECCLES & BUNGAY HARRIERS ATHLETICS CLUB

Beccles and Bungay Harriers AC was established in March 2014.

We are a family friendly club encouraging and supporting athletes of all ages and abilities. We have over 100 adult athletes ranging from absolute beginners to more experienced athletes competing in local and regional endurance races. We also have about 20 more experienced and competitive junior running athletes (ranging from 12-18 years training together locally and competing at local and regional events. There is also a younger group (7-11 years) of athletes who train in multi-discipline for (running, throwing and jumping) and who take part in Sportshall Athletics in the winter months and Quadkid competitions in the summer months with other local competitions.

The club is based on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk with the joint venues at Earsham Playing Field, Earsham (Winter Months) and Bungay High School (Summer months) on Tuesday evenings and Sir John Leman High School Track on Thursday evenings.

In 2018 a number of our junior athletes represented their local schools (in Beccles, Bungay, Harleston and Loddon) in the Suffolk or Norfolk Schools cross-country and track/field events at County, Regional and National level. They have also represented their Counties in Regional and National cross-country and track/field competitions.

On an individual (and sometimes team) basis many adults take part in local Parkruns (Gorleston, Fritton, Lowestoft, Sizewell and Norwich); local 10K road running and Cross Country events (particularly the Suffolk Winter League). We also have a number of adults competing in full and half marathons including the Edinburgh Running Festival, Bournemouth Running Festival, Brighton Marathon and of course the London Marathon!

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Photo - Suffolk Sportshall Championships

Chairperson Gary Howe said “Beccles and Bungay Harriers AC is a growing running and athletics club with a very friendly but competitive junior group which is mainly focused at present on endurance running. Adult membership is increasing but the club particularly welcomes whole family groups to come along and give running and athletics in general a try”.