Watford Harriers Academy



Contact: Ross Connor

Email: ross-connor@live.co.uk

Started April 2018

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Track & Field


Contact: Nick Jones

Email: ncvj@clara.net 

Coming September 2018

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Endurance Academy



Contact: Ross Connor

Email: ross-connor@live.co.uk

The Endurance Academy was set up in April 2018, with the view to bringing the best distance runners in the district between years 5-7 to Watford Harriers. The top 10 finishers in the Year 5 Watford & District Cross Country Final automatically qualify for a place and others are handpicked for their potential, either from the Junior Challenge or our Open Meets. The aim is to get these athletes ready to compete for us in the Chiltern Cross Country League which starts in October and runs from U11s upwards. We then hope once they graduate from the academy to also see them compete in middle distance events in the Eastern Young Athletes League. This is U13 and upwards. Those selected for the academy must sign on as members, membership prices can be found here.

Training Schedule

There are 3 sessions per week and they are as follows: 

Saturdays - Technique - Cassiobury Park - 10-1045am - £1.50

Tuesdays - Endurance - Woodside Stadium - 6-645pm - £1.75 (Track entry fee)

Thursdays - Speed & Core - Woodside Stadium - 6-7pm - £1.75 (Track entry fee)

There is also an existing Minors session that takes place on a Sunday:

Sunday - Woodside Stadium - 1030-1130 (Non academy session) - £2 Members £3 Non members


We have selected a range of races for the Endurance Athletes to compete in, these can be found below. They are all optional, however we request if possible that they can try and make it to our Open Meets which take place on the 17th June and 9th September. This will give them the opportunity to test themselves against other club runners from across Hertfordshire and beyond:

6th January - Herts County XC Champs - St Albans

12th January - Chiltern League Match 4 - Keysoe

9th February - Chiltern League Match 5 - Milton Keynes

23rd March - National Primary School & Year 7 XC - Loughborough

30th March - Year 5 Watford & District XC Final - Cassiobury Park

30th March - Junior Challenge 2019 - Cassiobury Park

14th April - EYAL Match 1 - Bedford 

Sat 4th May - EYAL Match 2 - Watford 

2nd June - EYAL Match 3 - Cambridge 

7th July - EYAL Match 4 - Braintree 

11th August - EYAL Match 5 - London 

Track & Field Academy


Coming September 2018!

Contact: Nick Jones

Email: ncvj@clara.net 

The finalists from our Year 5 & 6 Watford & District School Sprint Finals will automatically qualify for a place.