Harriers and Athletics Club
The 8-lane synthetic 400 m Joe Allott track at
Herringthorpe Stadium, Middle Lane South, in Rotherham,
(not a postal contact address)
Club Objectives: to promote amateur athletics in
all its disciplines and to make suitable arrangements with sponsors
in so doing. The Club will represent itself to Federations to
which it becomes affiliated and shall consist of amateur members
in accordance to the British Athletic Federation Limited or to
any other body appointed which may supersede that Federation.
At present the club has about 800 members
ranging in age from 8 upwards. It's not all Young Blades; Doug
Rufus (88 years young?) hopes to return from the 2000 London Marathon
as one of the oldest (if not the oldest) finisher.
Club Nights are Monday and Wednesday
each week from 6.00pm to 8.00pm (later in summer), meeting at
the Herringthorpe Stadium, Rotherham. Training usually takes place
outdoors but in the winter months indoor facilities are available.
Qualified Coaches are present on all club night to instruct and
guide athletes and the Club has a number of qualified Graded Officials.
On Club Nights there are several groups of senior athletes/joggers/less
fit who set out round the roads and (in summer) footpaths of the
area, for runs of 45 to 90 minutes duration - gather at the entrance
to the track at 6:30 pm.
The Club has various sections each
represented by its own Secretary who reports every month to the
The sections include,
Road Running and Cross Country,
Track and Field,
Domestic and Social.
The Club currently partakes in competitive
Track and Field leagues including
Senior Men's A and B Teams, Northern
Senior Women's Team, Northern Leagues,
National Junior League, Humber Division
(Boys and Girls),
McDonalds Young Athletes Leagues
Boys Northern Premier
South Yorkshire Leagues (All age groups:
road in Summer; cross country in Winter).
You are invited to come and join us. We cater for
all age groups and all abilities.
Membership and sponsorship enquiries
should be made in the first instance to the Club Secretary, secofrh@NOThotmail.com
information about RHAC, including Track and Field
Herringthorpe Stadium / Joe Allott Track is listed
in the UK
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Last update 22 April, 2009
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