Run with us

It is one of the club commitments that new runners will be accompanied at all times on club nights, and prospective members are urged not be dissuaded from applying for membership by any preconceptions about fast-paced runs or ultra-distance efforts!

Time:      6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm
Where:   Barking Dog, Rising Sun Country Park

Time:      6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm
Where:   Hadrian Leisure Centre

Friday (track session – Seniors and Youths)
Time:      6.15pm for 6.30pm start
Where:   Churchill Playing Fields, Monkseaton

Training on Tuesday and Thursday is structured around 4 groups and a Young Athletes group – these groups ensure we cater for all athletes and abilities:


Group 1

Led by Paddy Dinsmore (CiRF, First Aider)


Group 2

Led by Elaine Ashton (LiRF, First Aider) and Dave Collinson (LiRF, First Aider)

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Group 3

Led by Kevin Payne (Level 2)


Group 4

Led by Michael Day (First Aider)

michael day

Young Athletes

Led by Barry Allsopp (Level 2)

Click here for more details of our Junior Section


Other coaches at Wallsend Harriers:

Simon Williams (First Aider)

Shaun Broderick

Steve Aird (First Aider)

Sam Mallam (First Aider)

Gez Davidson (First Aider)

David Hall (First Aider)

Andy Wigmore (First Aider)

Julie Williams (First Aider)

Jackie Garnett (First Aider)

Gary Lewis

Julie Collinson

Bill Todd

Other First Aiders:

Christine Stretesky

Paul Stretesky


  • Hi. My friend and I were wanting to join for a session on Tuesday. If that’s ok. We are both experienced runners , not fast runners, but just need a little motivation. We are both running around 2/3 times per week and do parkrun where we can.

    • Hi Kelly,

      Thanks for getting in touch and it’s great that you’d like to run with us.

      On Tuesday’s during the summer we’ve started taking sessions in the Rising Sun Country Park, meeting at the Barking Dog pub – we’d love to see you there.

      What kind of time do you run for a Parkrun?

      Many thanks,

  • Hello
    I’m interested in coming along, and hopefully joining. Can I just turn up?

    • Hi Kerri,

      Thanks for getting in touch and of course you can just turn up.

      On Tuesday’s during the summer we’ve started taking sessions in the Rising Sun Country Park, meeting at the Barking Dog pub for 6:30 pm – we’d love to see you there.

      We have groups and coaching to suit all runners – have you done any running previously? If so have you done any parkruns or other running events?

      Hope to see you soon,

  • Hi Dave

    Would like to join you on Tuesday for your knowledge & experience.
    As currently just picking tips up online.
    I’ve entered the gnr . Have done a bit of training for it , hopefully enough..

    Would like to continue training after . As I’ve got the bug ,
    Currently run about 8.45 ish per mile.

    Regards lee

    • Hi Lee
      Just come along on a Tuesday evening and see how you get on. It would be great to see you. During the summer we meet at the Rising Sun Country Park (in the Barking Dog car park) at about 6.20pm on a Tuesday. This will be for the next couple of weeks. Then on September 19th we will be holding our Cub Championships, meeting at Centurion Golf Club. After that we will meet as usual at Hadrian Leisure Centre on a Tuesday. We still meet there on a Thursday.
      Look forward to seeing you.

    • Hi Lee,

      Just a quick heads up if you do fancy joining us tomorrow – we’ll be meeting at Hadrian Leisure Centre due to the predicted bad weather.

      Hope to see you then!
      Many thanks,

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