Welcome to our running group Wrekin Harriers Junior running club.
Next run: Tuesday 28 June 2022
About our group
My name is Geraldine Bush and I am an independant UKA qualified Athletics and cross country coach. For the last 9 years I have coached many successful Cross Country teams at Shrewsbury AC, Both boys and girls teams in the following age groups U10's, U11's and U13's and U15's to League and County Champions. Many athletes have been selected to represent Shropshire and Midland teams and have competed at National level in cross country events. I have also coached many successful Individual middle distance track athletes who have gone on to be ranked in the top 10 in the UK.
I have recently (may 2021) set up the Wrekin Harriers running group for athletes aged 7-16 years old. Our sessions are located near the astro pitch by the Sports Hall at Wrekin College, Sutherland Road, Wellington, TF1 3BH.
Wrekin Harriers is a running and athletics group for all junior runners from Shropshire regardless of which school they attend. If you would like your child to develop their running and athletic skills book a coaching session online on the link below.
Each session is different and is age appropriate, they will vary between focus on speed endurance and distance. The coaching session always start with warm up exercises, then progress to running drills and skills development before moving to the longer run, which consist of laps of the school field. The shorter lap at Wrekin is approximately 700m running along a beautiful avenue of trees and the longer lap is approximately 1km. Our sessions will include playing with speed, obstacle running (mini hurdles, steps) timed runs and short circuits, hill training and team running.
May 2022 We have entered teams for the Shropshire Young Athletes Track and Field League. Our coaching sessions during the summer months focus on track events followed by either a throwing or jumping coaching element to develop all round athleticism for young athletes.
We will assess your childs ability and will adjust the distance they run accordingly, we will then progress week on week developing their stamina and endurance ability. My focus will be on developing the correct running posture, pacing, building confidence and stamina for middle distance track racing and for the longer, more challenging Cross Country races. We will also develop your childs jumping and throwing skills.
May 2022 Wrekin Harriers are currently competing in the Shropshire Young Athletes League Track and Field competitions
May 2022 - 10 athletes representing Wrekin Harriers competed in the Shropshire County Athletics Championships on the 14th and 15th May. we now have a U13 1500m and 3k champion, an U11G 600m champion and several 2nd placed athletes.
March 2022 - 7 athletes went to the Primary Schools National Championships in Market Harborough and one young lady finished 3rd in the year 4 race. 3 athletes finished in the top 30. These race distances are much longer than the Shropshire league and the County Championships.
March 2022 U11 County Cross Country Championships. our year 5 Girls and year 5 boys teams became County Champions. We had three individual podium finishes.
March 2022 several Wrekin Harriers were selected to compete for Shropshire in the CAU inter County Cross Country Championships at Prestwold Hall on the 12th March. U13 Chloe (year 7) was the first Shropshire athlete to finish 208 out of 301 athletes in the U13 girls race and Will and Gabe (year 7's) finished 43 and 209 out of a field of 290 competitors.
February 2022 U13 Girls school County Champion Chloe S and U13 Boys Schools County Champion Will N
January 2022 - Wrekin Harriers U13 boys team finish 2nd, County runners up, in the County Cross Country Championships at Attingham Park.
December 2021 - Wrekin Harriers U11 Boys team and U13 boys team both finish second in the Shropshire Young Athletes League Cross Country.
Please register your child for the required coaching session on the link below (under 12's parents please register your name, then forward your childs details to me please)
Please take a look at and share our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wrekinharriersjuniorrunning
Wrekin Harriers members please request to join our private page for competition and club information
or contact me via the group contact button, or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions please email me or call 07742 719631
our training groups will be small so please book online or text me so I know how many athletes to expect.
we currently have
7-13 year old runs on Saturday 9-10am and Sunday mornings 9.30-10.30
13-16year olds run on Saturday mornings 10:15-11:15
all group runs on Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm
please book each session online, payment can either be paid in cash or via BACS, bank details on request.
click on runs and select the correct age group for your child and the date you would like to book.
find us and follow us on Facebook WREKIN HARRIERS where we also have a private group for our members.
Testimonials from March 2021
"I think the club, parents, other coaches and the children really appreciate everything you've done and will really miss you, Thank you Mel P
'Thank you for all you have done for the athletes, you produced some amazing winning teams over the last four years, and they have taken so much from you, you should be proud of all you have achieved together, thank you for your commitment and time, and all the best with your next venture. Kate B
"you have been inspirational to many of the kids an I have learned so much from you, Good luck for your next chapter" Darren H
"'you've been and inspiring coach, thanks very much for all you've done and for motivating N through your sessions and especially through lockdown. The Lands End to John O'Groats was one of our lockdown highlights. Thanks for the continuous encouragement , you'll be sorely missed by us, Good luck for all your plans". N and Holly S
"just can't believe it". You have done such an amazing job getting us all to the top of Scotland and back in lockdown let alone round the pitch twice a week for so many kids. You will be greatly missed.Thank you for your kindness and encouragement to A and good luck" Kath H
"thank you from us, We've been training with you as a family for 5 years now and we credit you with a significant part in F's development and achievements (and love for running) over the years. Thank you and good luck" Tanith A