Join Us

Welcome to Gosforth Harriers & AC Established 1927

We are a friendly local club for runners of all abilities.
We have junior and adult sections and provide training and competitive opportunities.

If you are interested in joining Gosforth Harriers please attend a couple of training sessions free of charge before making your decision. 

We do ask that you are able to run a minimum of 4-5 miles at 10 minute mile pace or better. This is about the average distance we cover in our training sessions – which includes a warm up and warm down.

We meet for training sessions throughout the week, please have a look at our training schedule to see which sessions would suit you best.

Speak to one of our club captains or group leaders before the start of the session so we can give you a brief introduction to the club and put you in the right speed group for the run

If you have already attended a couple of training sessions and want to join Gosforth Harriers , please complete the online form

If you have any questions please get in touch at

The membership year is from October 1st to September 30th.

Membership starts when you join (subject to approval by the club committee) and your initial fee covers club membership and England Athletics athlete registration until the end of that membership year (with an adjustment if you join mid year).

The membership fee includes your England Athletics athlete registration fee, currently £17, which the club will pay on your behalf.

Upon becoming a member you will be a registered as an official England Athletics athlete which enables you to claim race discounts for the vast majority of UK based races and events as well as other benefits.

For more information please see the England Athletics website.

Your membership fee also includes:

  • All club training sessions
  • Use of Gosforth Sports Association facilities before and after training sessions on a Monday
  • Registration and paid entry to selected regional & national competitions e.g. cross country, club relays and championship events
  • Inter-club competitions including our Time Trial, Turkey Trot, Club Mile and Cross Country Championships
  • Social events like Christmas party, summer BBQ, Presentation evening 
  • Subsidised travel to some races
  • Coaching courses and England Athletics Qualifications for members who wish to contribute more to the club

All new members will be invited to join our private Facebook and what’s app groups for event organisation and up to date information. You will also be added to our mailing list so we can share upcoming events directly.

For membership renewal you will receive an email from the committee towards the end of the membership year which will have instructions on how to renew.

Junior Membership

If your child is interested in joining the juniors please e-mail

Gosforth Harriers Juniors Section is a fun and popular part of the club – as a result we have a lot of demand from new young athletes – there could be a waiting list when you enquire, depending on age group.

You may want to know, in advance, if your youngster is going to be able to keep up when they do join and for this we would encourage regular attendance at Parkrun.

If they can complete a Junior Parkrun, and include any history of similar school events, then they will be in a stronger position on joining. A Junior Parkrun is 2k (1.25 miles).

We recommend a few training sessions for your child to try our training to make sure that they enjoy the sessions. They can then decide whether or not they wish to join the club – we would usually suggest that they attend 2 to 3 weeks before making a decision.

The Juniors Section athletes are 8 to 17 years old (after which they move to the Seniors at 18).