Entries for the Watford Half Marathon 2019 are now open!
Contact: Ross Connor
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.
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:
Chiltern XC League #2 Milton Keynes - Sat 10th Nov - Free - Info
Leavesden Junior Parkrun - Sun 18th Nov - Free - Register
Chiltern XC League #3 Luton - Sat 1st Dec - Free - Info
Leavesden Junior Parkrun - Sun 16th Dec - Free - Register
Chiltern XC League #4 Keysoe - Sat 12th Jan - Free - Info
Chiltern XC League #5 Milton Keynes - Sat 9th Feb - Free - Info