Charter for athletes and coaches

Status: Approved by exec on 20 February 2017

Herne Hill Harriers Mission Statement and Club Charter

Herne Hill Harriers is a community amateur sports club. We pride ourselves on being a family club and cater for all standards. We offer coaching, training and competitions in all track and field events, road running, cross-country, indoor athletics and sports hall and welcome athletes of all ages from 11 upwards interested in track and field, road running or cross country races.

For more information about us, our events, how to get involved or anything else about Herne Hill Harriers, please get in touch at

Although we have well-established teams contesting the major local leagues and championships, we very much welcome new members and would encourage you to come along to our main club night at Tooting Bec track, London SW17 on Tuesdays at 7pm to meet coaches, coaching squads and athletes (who are of all age groups, athletic disciplines and competitive standards).

Club Charter

The Club will expect:

Coaches to commit to supporting athletes on Club nights;

Coaches to commit to providing support to athletes between training nights, including the provision of schedules where appropriate or advice on training.

Coaches to commit to providing a framework for athletes to enjoy the sport, progress and to compete for the Club.

Encourage / recommend athletes to join appropriate club teams and enter events for local, regional and national competitions.

Athletes will be expected to:

Abide by the rules of the Club.

Commit to training sessions so that a critical mass is provided and there is some certainty for others that they will have athletes to train with.

Commit to joining the Club if they train with it (this is sometimes on a second claim basis, and we welcome such members).

Commit to representing the Club and racing in appropriate competitions for the Club (typically 6-8 per winter and/or summer seasons, dependent on event), subject to illness and injury.

Guide to members on potential competitions and the levels of performance.

Track and Field Competition

Level of Competition Applicable Competitor groups
International NAL / Vets / YA
National NAL/ YA / Vets
Area NAL / YA / Vets / SAL
County ALL Groups
NAL NAL and SAL feeder
Southern Athletics League SAL / Rosenheim feeder / Vets / YA
Rosenheim Rosenheim / Beginners / Vets / YA
HHH Champs and Open Meetings ALL groups
Other Open Meetings ALL groups
Southern Vets T&F League Veterans
Park Runs ALL groups

Cross Country and Road

Level of Competition Applicable Competitor groups
International Competition ALL Groups subject to selection
National Competition ALL Groups subject to selection
South of England Area XC Championships ALL Groups
Surrey County Championships ALL Groups
Surrey Cross Country Leagues ALL Groups
East Surrey League ALL Groups
Surrey Road League
Surrey Road Relay ALL Groups
South of England Road Relays ALL Groups
National Road Relays ALL Groups subject to selection
National XC Relays ALL Groups subject to selection
Open Road Races Senior Men and Women
Veterans XC All Veterans
Veterans Road Championships All Veterans