Planning for a return to training!
Following the Government announcement on Monday of the COVID-19 Roadmap 2021, England Athletics have released guidance, which we will use to plan our return to activity. The first important date is 29th March 2021, from this day we will be able to train in accordance with the “rule of six” and in greater numbers in […] Keep reading »
10th January 2021 – Track 3k/5k Time Trial and Junior Training Day
**EVENT CANCELLED** Due to Greater Manchester being moved in to Tier 4, we are no longer able to provide this event in accordance with Covid legislation. We hope to provide a replacement event as soon as government legislation and UKA guidance allows. We have organised a series of 5k time trials, with chip timing, to […] Keep reading »
Harriers history found in Sydney, Australia!
I was contacted this week by a Mr Kyle Johnson of Sydney, Australia. Whilst sorting through some of his late fathers belongings, he discovered a medal bearing the Rochdale Harriers name and logo. The medal was awarded to A. Johnson in 1910 and refers to “Nov.Han”. Referring to Joe Salt’s history of the club […] Keep reading »
**Suspension of Training**
With England going in to lockdown at midnight tonight (Wednesday 4th November), Rochdale Harriers & AC has suspended all training. England Athletics have written to the Government requesting an exemption for organised group sporting activity, however as the situation currently stands, we are only permitted to exercise within our family groups or bubble, or with […] Keep reading »
Members Survey 2020
In September all members where invited to complete an online survey, the purpose of the survey was to help understand members experiences as members, what they thought worked well, what worked less well and how they thought the their experience at the club could be improved. The survey was devised by Jeff McCarthy and I […] Keep reading »
Major Mike to run London (across the Pennines)
In the autumn of 2019, Mike Winstanley started training for the 2020 London Marathon. Training went well and he even completed a 20 mile race as part of his build-up. However, as we all know the world went a little bit crazy in the spring of 2020, when Covid-19 changed all of our lives. The […] Keep reading »
New Vice Captains Appointed
Following approval from the committee on Monday 7th September, vice captains have been appointed to support the work of Men’s Captain Richard Stirzaker and Women’s Captain Jill Barton. The Men’s Vice Captain will be Jon Dearnley-Lane. Jon has been a member of Rochdale Harriers for more than a decade, he as strong interest in training […] Keep reading »
Training Returns to Kingsway (+ Update on Junior Training)
School Lettings Solutions, the company which manages the Kingsway Park Athletics Arena on behalf of Kingsway Park High School, ceased trading during the summer. The school are going through a tendering process to appoint a new company to manage lettings, this should be in place by October. However, the club have been in contact with […] Keep reading »
Annual Membership Fees Now Due!
The Annual General Meeting took place via Zoom on Monday 13th July. It was agreed that membership fees would remain the same for 2020/2021 as they were for 2019/2020. Your membership fees are now due. For a standard senior member his is £30 including England Athletics affiliation, for other types of membership and multi-member discounts […] Keep reading »
Resumption of Junior Training
Please find attached a letter from our Chairman, Nick Barton on the resumption of training for Junior Athletes. This post will be updated as we receive further information. Resumption of Junior Training Keep reading »