About Us

Who are Barnsley Harriers?
We are quite a diverse group of runners who enjoy running on roads, trails and fells over a wide variety of distances. We simply enjoy running - anywhere! With around 200 members - the biggest senior membership club in Barnsley - and established some twenty five years ago, we have a broad mix of male and female, young and less young... and a full range of abilities. Some of our members are founder members, but we have new runners of all standards joining us all the time. We like to think we are friendly and sociable, welcoming new people not just to running but to our social side too. We try to generate a relaxed yet supportive running environment where everyone can train at their own chosen level. Nevertheless we are competitive, taking part in events locally, nationally and internationally, ranging from 5 kilometre road races, through fell and trail running and up to and including marathons and ultra events. We wear our orange and black vests with great pride!

Where and when do we meet?
Every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm at Shaw Lane Sports Club, Shaw Lane, off Racecommon Road, Barnsley, S70 6HZ. Click HERE for directions and a map. Our multi-sport club houses a full range of facilities including showers, changing rooms, ample car parking and a bar. Our meeting place is now overlooking the Rugby field at the rear of main building. Watch out for other runners arriving if you're new.

What training do we do?
Usually split down into 4 or 5 groups running for an hour or so, from 4 to 9 miles. No one gets left behind. Wednesdays in winter are specific training sessions for speed work and hill work, a structured programme which we all do as one group. There are many other organised BaHa groups on most other nights including track sessions and longer distance training. We also have a rolling programme of new beginner groups. There is lots of good advice and help available for all standards.

Interested in joining us?
New members are always made  welcome at our club. Why not come along on a free month's trial basis? You can download a membership form (You'll also need to complete & send a Shaw Lane form for full membership) or a trial membership below to complete and bring with you to the club. Either meet us at the club on a training night, or get in touch through the contacts page. If you then decide to join us, the annual fee includes social membership at Shaw Lane and your affiliation to England Athletics.

pdf  Download One Month Trial Membership Form (PDF)

pdf  Download Full Membership Form (PDF).

pdf  Download Shaw Lane Membership Form (PDF) (Needed along with Full Membership Form)

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Latest News

Next Walk to Run Programme begins Monday 12th March through to Wednesday 2nd May - every Monday and Wednesday at 5.30pm. Meet up behind the main Clubhouse at Shaw Lane Sports Barnsley S70 6HZ by the
Rugby fields. All standards welcome, but our aim is to get you from couch to a continuous 5K/ 3mile run in the
eight weeks of the programme. Register via here by email or on the Run Together website. It’s £5 for the
8 weeks, which is refundable if you go on to join the Club. Any questions - just ask!