Welcome to Burnham-on-Sea Harriers
Hello and welcome to the Burnham on Sea Harriers website.
We are a friendly running club for anyone that lives in the Burnham on Sea or surrounding areas. Our Tuesday evening club run is well attended, organised into groups to cater for runners of all abilities. Anyone wishing to run with the club either as a new runner or to join as a sesoned runner is very welcome and you’ll find a wealth of experience for help and advice.
Brian Beale: 1936 – 2020
9 May 2020: It is with great sadness that Brian Beale has sadly passed away from the Covid-19 Virus following heart problems. Many of you will know Brian as the founding member of Burnham Harriers, as well as a key figure in athletics, cross country and road running in Somerset and the region over the years. Two wonderful tributes have been provided from long standing running friends of Brian – Paul Chadwick (Wells City Harriers): Brian Beale and Graham Slocombe, who found Burnham Harriers with Brian: Brian Tribute – GS
Further tributes to Brian is on our History webpage. Members gave Brian a poignant club send-off on the day of his funeral: https://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/burnham-on-sea-harriers-running-club-give-fantastic-final-send-off-to-brian-beale/
Something For Everyone!
Burnham on Sea Harriers is a local friendly running club that supports runners of all abilities in the Burnham on Sea, Highbridge and surrounding areas. The club has an active membership that run in races locally, nationally and globally and organises two annual events the Burnham on sea half marathon and Brent Knoll race.
The club meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and provides the core volunteering team for the Burnham and Highbridge parkrun every Saturday morning.New members are always welcome. Coaching is available for runners wishing to improve their performance or to support training for a race or event.
Please peruse the website for further information on the club, its members, events and where to meet us.
Countdown to our next race - Pawlett Plod 2021
Burnham on Sea Harriers organise the following races: Pawlett Plod – 10km, takes place in mid-July. Burnham on Sea half marathon – run on the first Sunday in October. Brent Knoll race – Multi terrain race that takes place on the last Sunday in November. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel our races in 2020. We’ll be hard at work organising these races for 2021
Brent Knoll Race
29th November 2020 – Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Brent Knoll race. Our apologies to everyone who was hoping to take part, but unfortunately the pandemic and the measures in place to ensure everyone’s health has led to this years cancellation. We’ll return with the Brent Knoll race in November 2021.
15th July 2020 – Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have unfortunately made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s race. The Pawlett Plod will return in 2021
Burnham Half Marathon
Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Burnham on sea half marathon, scheduled to take place on 4 October. Our apologies to everyone who was hoping to take part, but unfortunately the pandemic and the measures in place to ensure everyone’s health has led to this years cancellation. We’ll return with a half marathon in October 2021.
Become a Member
If you have doubts about joining the club, why not come along to our club evening. Our club run is on Tuesday evening. In line with Covid-19 Government Guidance and UK athletics guidance the club organises a series of socially distant runs in small groups. Each group runs at a different pace, accommodating runners of all abilities. We meet at the Bay Centre from 6pm, with each group setting off at different times. Please keep an eye on our Harriers Facebook page as club runs are published weekly and some groups set off from alternative locations to minimise social gatherings at the Bay Centre. Our Thursday evening Fitness class, normally held at Highbridge Community Hall is postponed until its Covid safe to do so. Upon the resumption of our fitness class, you will be most welcome to join as the sessions are designed for members at all levels of fitness.