Run With Us

There’s no need to join the club immediately as we’d prefer you to come along and run with us for a few weeks, to help you decide if we can give you the running experience that you seek, before parting with your hard earned cash.

If you’ve already decided that you want to join, please continue to this page –  Joining as a New Member

Whether you are a regular competitor looking for a new club and a new challenge, or just starting to run, we invite you to run with us and find out why Bournville Harriers is the running club for you. We aim to provide the following benefits:

  • A welcoming and friendly club – supportive of runners of all abilities
  • A great ‘camaraderie’ team spirit
  • Two official club training sessions every week
  • Established training routes with downloadable maps
  • Qualified coaching team
  • Organised club events throughout the year
  • Great social activities
  • Internal ‘Teal Targets’ club championship focused on local events
  • Free car park, changing facilities and licensed bar at the Rowheath Pavilion
  • Free race entry for road relays and cross country team events
  • Range of discounted Bournville Harriers training kit
  • Regular talks/advice on different aspects of running and training
  • Opportunities to be actively involved in the management of the club

Many of our members have years of experience, have competed at the highest level and are willing to share advice to improve your running experience. Our team of qualified coaches can provide support and guidance to enable you to achieve your own personal goals.

We all share a common aim – the desire to run, to improve our performance and enjoy the experience of running.

If you are planning to join us for a run, please click HERE to complete our enquiry form so that we can ensure you have someone of a similar pace to run with during your first few sessions.

To take part in a club run, we require that you can complete five miles within one hour. 

The club can only accept members who are over 18 years old. 

If you have any further queries, then feel free to email us –

Details of how to find us can be found HERE.

Please note that only paid-up members of Bournville Harriers are covered by the club’s insurance, so if you come along for a run with us before you join, you agree to undertake this at your own risk.

The officers of Bournville Harriers Running Club cannot be held responsible for existing medical conditions or any detrimental effect on the health and well-being of an individual as a result of involvement in club activities.

58 Replies to “Run With Us”

  1. Hi,

    I’m a “second claim” member, and I’ve just renewed my membership online… From Chris’s post of 31st March I was wondering whether this means that I’ve effectively paid the English Athletics affiliation fee twice? By all means keep the extra money for BvH. I’d rather it went to the club than EA.

    Best wishes,

    Allan Green

  2. I’ve re-opened the link now so current members can renew or new members can join.

  3. Hi Minnie,

    Dave took the link down temporarily, as members present at the AGM voted to increase fees for 2013. (UK Athletics have increased affiliation by £5 per member, and it was agreed at the AGM that we should take that increase into account with the 2013 membership fees). It’ll be back up shortly.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  4. Hi, does anyone happen to know when we`ll be able to renew our online memberships please as the link is still down?
    PS Happy Easter to one and all!

  5. Hi, I’m still having problems renewing. I am trying to renew, but it keeps wanting to charge me the new members rate. I have enough vests! Is it me?


  6. Hi Jules,

    There is no per session fee, we encourage potential new members to come along for a few sessions before joining up for the year. Athletic year starts in April & we will keep the website updated as to when renewals/New membership is ready to go. Included in the membership fee is a rather fetching teal vest 🙂

    High visibility gear is advisable for the evening runs, also be aware that Saturday morning is all on the grass, most of us wear spikes or trail shoes for the session, but if you have neither I would recommend bringing dry clothes & shoes to change into.


  7. All being well a week on Monday as in manchester on 18th Ill get a vest as well looking forward to it