Join Kirkstall Harriers

Give Us A Try Before Joining!

The easy way to find out if you’d like to become a member of Kirkstall Harriers is to come down to the club on one of our training nights and run with us! You don’t need to be a member to come and give us a try for a couple of training sessions to see if the club is for you. But it is necessary to become a member if you wish to continue to train with us or compete in various races/events held throughout the year as a Kirkstall Harrier.

Training is on Monday & Wednesday nights at 6.50pm from Kirkstall Leisure Centre and all standards of runners are welcome to join us. Please check the events and training schedule to see if there are any alterations to this weeks normal training.

We cater for all levels of runners. But do ask that you can run at least 3 miles at about 12 min/mile pace before coming to the training sessions. If you have any questions, please email us. We also have members who run beginner sessions. Again please email us if you would like more details. Our email address is

Become a Member

Membership has a number of advantages and a year’s membership is less than a month’s membership at most gyms! The fee includes registration with England Athletics and as a UKA affiliated club member you will benefit from:

  • Reduced entry fees for UKA licensed road and multi-terrain events (minimum £2 per event)
  • Insurance for ‘athletics activities’
  • Personal profile page on Power of 10
  • Personal profile page on showing your UK ranking and runbritain handicap rating
  • Discounted products at Sweatshop such as £15 off Running Shoes, 20% off Spikes and Racing Shoes, 15% off Spring/Summer Apparel, 20% off Autumn/Winter Apparel, £15 off Cross Country/Trail Shoes. Spend over £75 on Autumn/Winter apparel (incl High Viz) and get £20 off Running Shoes and much more.
  • Discounts on Athletics Weekly magazine, save £6 per year on a Junior Subscription or £12 per year on a senior subscription.
  • 10% off athletics equipment from Eveque and Sunwise sunglasses
  • You will be entitled to discounts on coaching courses including Athletics Leader, Assistant Coach, Athletics Coach, Children’s Coach and Coach in Running Fitness qualifications.

Club members also get access to a 10% discount code each month which also gives you free delivery.

Your membership fee also includes associate membership of the LPSA club where we meet after training for a drink and a chat.

Training with a club is far more motivational than going out alone, especially on those cold winter evenings. When you run in an event as a club member you have your fellow Harriers to share transport with, meet and chat with before the race and share your experiences with afterwards. It makes running a much more enjoyable sport and adds a social element.  As a UKA registered runner, your running performances will be collated automatically by UKA and Runbritain for you to view online and monitor your progress as your times improve.

As a club, we are very active in many competitions throughout the year. We compete in the following leagues and inter-club events:

PECO Winter Cross Country League (5 events)
Yorkshire Vets Leagure (8 to 10 events)
West Yorkshire Cross Country Championships
National Cross Country Championships
Calderdale Way Relay Race
Bradford Millennium Way Relay Race
Leeds Country Way Relay Race
Summer Evening Cross Country Relays (3 events)

Each year in September we host our own club event, the Kirkstall Abbey 7. We also host PECO cross country races and Yorkshire Vets races bi-annually.

Our club championship, which is an internal club league running throughout the year is very popular with members as it is handicapped (based on to give equal opportunity to members of all abilities. This year we have 16 races in the championship calendar running from February to November.

We also keep track of our members perfomances and provide up to date leader-boards for recent Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Mile distance PBs.

We are not just a running club but a social club as well. We are active in road, cross country and fell running. The club is B.A.F affiliated for road, cross country and fell running.

The club has a very active facebook group which is proving popular with many members for organising training, events, social gatherings and general running related chat.

Membership Prices

To run in events as a Kirkstall Harrier, you will need a club running vest. We try to encourage new members to buy a vest when they join, so as new member you can choose to buy a high quality club vest with your membership at a large discount. The vest will cost you only £10 (33% off the normal price). Club runners must wear club colours in all races as they are otherwise un-insured as well as ineligible for any prizes.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already a member of a running club you must resign in writing from that club before joining another club as a full member. This does not apply to those wishing to join as second claim members.

Subscription Types:

Full Member + vest £40

Second Claim Member + Vest £20

Full Member £30

Second Claim Member £10


1) Online

You can now join online by clicking the banner below and paying securely online with credit/debit card or paypal account. Note that the prices include a £1 admin fee for online payment.



2) By Cheque/Cash

If you wish to pay by cash or cheque, please download and print a membership form by clicking the link below:


You can then hand it with your cash/cheque to Ben Coldwell, Chris Glover, Jill Buckley or Peter Hey on a training night. Please make cheques payable to Kirkstall Harriers. If you wish to post your entry form and cheque, then please send them to::

Neil Marshall, 54 Cross Flatts Place, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 7JN

Should you need any further details see our Club Officials & Committee page for people within the club who will be able to assist.