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Our aim is to be a fun social club accessible to all from your first few miles to a marathon.
Come and Run with us.
Not sure if you are good enough? Check our joiners guide - you are probably fine!
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.20pm - aiming to run just after 7:30pm
Whatever pace you run at, there will be somebody for you to run with.
Meeting Place : St Georges School Sports Centre, Carlton Road (except for the 5k each month we we try to meet a little earlier)
The next running of our 5K handicap race will be Thur 30th March 2017 running on the Winter course. (Yay!) Social at the Engineer afterwards. MARSHALS AND RUNNERS NEEDED. Contact Richard or Louise for details.
PLEASE WEAR HI VIZ on dark club nights - its dark out there!
Orders for Club Kit - please fill in an order form and give it to John WITH THE MONEY
Next Club 5k Handicap Thur 30th March 2017 - Winter course. Looking for the 5k Handicap Results?
IN CASE of EMERGENCY (ICE) identification tags. All runners are encouraged to carry with them an ICE tag whenever and wherever they run. The company ICEtags will do a set of three, each with the Arrows logo on the back and your info on the front, currently (April 2017) for only £4.20 (including postage) ... a real bargain. Each tag comes with a small hole so you can thread your shoe lace through it and have it permanently fixed to your shoe so you never forget it. The club logo is already stored at ICEtags.
Safe running tips
Just a few thoughts to help you stay safe when running.
1. If at all possible don't run on your own. Running with a 'buddy' is much easier especially on those long marathon training runs.
2. Even if you travel light carry some form of ID with you - a card with your name and an 'ICE' number (In Case of Emergency). A phone is a good idea too if you can manage it.
3. Warm up and stretch before you
We have the the use of a room and additional facilities at the St George's School Sports Centre off Carlton Road. As well as the hire of a room we will also be able to use some of the other facilities in the centre too. From now on we are asking people to follow the signs to the sports centre and go straight in and upstairs to 'our' room. The first member of the club committe to arrive will go and get the key - but the room will normally be unlocked already when we arrive. We meet on Tuesdays and Thurdays at about 7:20 pm ready to run at about 7:30
Harpenden Town Coat of Arms features red and white stripes (full description here) so it was natural for the Arrows to adopt the Harpenden colours. Officially we run in red vests with white side panels and black shorts. (Yes it really is that specific!)
There are a couple of local clubs with 'similar' colours - but ours is best of course!
As many of us run to improve, we are always running with the aim to catch the person just in front but please be mindful as a runner in a club you are also responsible for looking out for the person just behind.
As a running CLUB we welcome members in all shapes and sizes.
This page contains links to download club forms, minutes and training plans
Marathon Training plan - for Amsterdam 2014
England Athletics Policies