Harmeny provides adult runners with a wide range of opportunities to join runners of all abilities, in a wide variety of disciplines. The club has broad base of membership with everyone from new runners through to international ultra-distance runners represented.
The club runs a range of social events, social runs and a very friendly Grand Prix Competition throughout the year. These are designed to allow all members the chance to run and socialise together.
Following the 2016 Harmeny AC AGM, the club has introduced a new ‘Assisted Membership’ scheme. Applications are welcome at the beginning of the membership year and funds are allocated accordingly. Applications out with this period will depend on availability.
As the scheme is limited, any applications received after the 14th October will only be considered if places are still available
Assisted membership is available to those in receipt of:
Job seekers allowance
Child tax credit with income less than £16,105
The assisted membership must be applied for every year to ensure continuing eligibility.
The club will consider applications for concessionary membership from people with low or modest means who do not meet the above but can satisfactorily demonstrate that they are unable to pay the full membership or training fees.
If you would like to apply for this please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you application will be dealt with discreetly by 2 appointed members of the Board.
In the event that the scheme is over subscribed, the board has discretion to allocate membership.
Athletes Code of Conduct
As a responsible athlete you will:
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.
Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as you do when engaged in athletics
Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, technical officials, team managers, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of the yourself and other athletes
Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances
Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and being on time.
Not attend training if you are injured or otherwise unable to train fully without consulting your coach in advance.
Inform your coach of any other coaching that you are seeking or receiving
Always thank the coaches and officials who enable you to participate in athletics
As a responsible Athlete, when participating in or attending any athletics activities, including training/coaching sessions and competition events you will:
Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others
Avoid abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse
Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others
Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour
Avoid destructive behaviour and leave athletics venues as you find them
Not carry or consume alcohol to excess and/or illegal substances.
Avoid carrying any items that could be dangerous to yourself or others excluding athletics equipment used in the course of your athletics activity
In addition, athletes, especially young athletes and vulnerable adults, should follow these guidelines on safe participation in athletics
Notify a responsible adult if you have to go somewhere (why, where and when you will return)
Do not respond if someone seeks private information unrelated to athletics such as personal information, home life information
Strictly maintain boundaries between friendship and intimacy with a coach or technical official
Never accept lifts in cars or invitations into homes on your own without the prior knowledge and consent of your parent/carer
Use safe transport or travel arrangements
Report any accidental injury, distress, misunderstanding or misinterpretation to your parents/carers and club Welfare officer as soon as possible.
Report any suspected misconduct by coaches or other people involved in athletics to the club welfare officer as soon as possible