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Locations and Training times

East Harling Sports Ground, EHSSC, Church Road, East Harling, Norfolk. NR16 2NB (map)

Mondays 7-8pm (All members)

Saturdays 9-10:30am (All members)

Sundays 8am (Seniors) Long Runs



Old Buckenham High School, 
Abbey Road, Old Buckenham,
Norfolk, NR17 1RL (

Tuesdays 7-8:15pm (Non members and HAC Juniors 8+)

Virtual Training for Seniors

If you are an experienced runner and would like to participate with a club, during this difficult times of Covid-19, the Seniors of Harling AC are training individually, with coaches giving the training sessions via email and WhatsApp. There are also virtual training sessions via Zoom to join in too.


If you are interested, please email harlingac.seniors@gmail.com for further detail on how to join in.

East Anglian League 2020 Update

It is with disappointment that we ahe to announce that there will be no EAL competition for this year 2020, due to the Coronavirus.

With difficulties in social distancing still in place and the fact that many officials will be shielding, organisers felt that unfortunately this years competition should be cancelled. Sorry everyone.

Training and the Coronavirus

In response to UK athletics statement regarding COVID 19 all training sessions for both junior and seniors will be suspended until at least the end of April. 


We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but the welfare of our athletes  and coaches is paramount at this time.


HAC Comittee

Statement from England Athletics 


England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.


The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities. This decision is also in alignment with actions taken by the home country athletics federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is similar to action taken by other sports.


Where possible, athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.


England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We appreciate that the current situation will undoubtedly place our member clubs in a difficult situation and we are working with UKA and the other Home Country Athletics Federations on the best way to help alleviate the situation and will update you as plans evolve.

Harling Athletics Club AGM & Presentation Night

What a night!

The evening started with the AGM whereby we said farewell to our present Chairlady Claire who has stepped down. The previous committee members were re-elected back in. New roles will be finalised at the next meeting in March.

There was now food, freshly prepared by Paul's Plaice fish n chip van in the carpark of the social club. Whilst we were eating, Martin Hinchlifee: Close Up Magician worked the room with some pretty amazing magic tricks!

Finally onto the presentation of awards, hopefully photos will follow...

Junior Coaches Awards:

Phoebe Rosher

Harrison Newman

Charlie McLellan

Oscar Harris

Daisy Grantham

Ethan Harris

Outstanding Athletes:

Seren Williams

Freddie Morris

India Makin

Lexie Duffy

Katie Benson

Alistair Hood

Cerys Brotherhood

Angus Clark

Sporting Achievement:

Emily Williams

Casey Peeke-Vout

Congratulations for taking part in the Sportshall 2019 Event

Freddie Morris, Mason Frost, Blake Frost. Harrison Newman, Charlie McLellan, Max Haines and Ewan Ley. Emily Williams, Seren Williams, Phoebe Rosher, Megan Rosher, Sophie Turrell and Imogen Haines.

Senior Prize Winners:

Most Improved Lady - Jane Williams

Most Improved Man - Steve Garland

Dedication Award - Sheli Blackburn


Competition Winners:

5k Handicap Race - Jackie Duffy

2019 Senior Championship, Best Rookie - Pip Westwood

2019 Senior Championship, Overall Champion - Joe Denton  

Officials for various 2019 events were also recognised and received a white logo'd poloshirt:

Jackie Duffy, Mike Duffy, Brynn Benson, Kass Harris, Ash Harris, Jon Hood, Debbie Hood, Nicci Clark, Sarah Ford, Jon Peeke-Vout, Chrissy Peeke-Vout, Gary Brotherhood, Sam Brotherhood, Kate Grantham and  James Grantham

On Saturday 8th February, at East Harling Sports and Social Club.

6.30     Doors open

7.00     AGM

7.15     Food, entertainment and music.

9.00     Awards presentation – juniors followed by seniors


We have booked a magician as the main entertainment for the evening, he will spend a couple of hours working his way around the tables wowing us with magic tricks while we relax, eat and drink. There will also be music, dancing (not compulsory) and, undoubtedly, some ‘jokes’ from coach Gary.

We have booked a fish ‘n’ chips van to provide the food and they will be serving from 7.15pm till 9pm.

The cost of the food and entertainment will be subsidised by the club: The cost to members for the evening will be £3 / head. Tickets will be sold at the door between 6.30pm and 7pm and each ticket will entitle you to a meal from the fish ‘n’ chip van. The meal choices will be fish and chips or sausage and chips (of course you can choose to have just chips or sausage or fish).


It is important to stress that the AGM is open to all members and all are encouraged to attend. The AGM is free to attend, the £3 charge is not payable if you are just attending the AGM.


In order for the fish ‘n’ chips van to be properly prepared we will need to give them an indication of numbers for each meal choice in advance. Therefore, can you please respond to this email advising:


If you plan to attend

How many will be in you party

Number of fish and chips

Number of sausage and chips


If you have previously advised us that you will not be attending, there is no need to respond again. Otherwise, we would appreciate a response from everyone, whether you will be attending or not.


It would be great to see as many members as possible there on the evening, celebrating each other’s achievements over the past year and motivating each other for the year ahead.


Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the past year and we look forward to seeing you on the 8th February.


HAC Committee and Coaches

London Marathon and HAC

We are pleased to announce that, once again, the club have a place available for the 2020 London Marathon, on Sunday, 26 April 2020.
This entry was offered by ballot to any existing club member who expressed their interest. The lucky winner of the ballot will have to enter the race and pay the entry fee of c£35 (and run the marathon!). The winner won’t be alone, as Steve Garland is already entered and there will be plenty of help with training beforehand. 

The ballot was held during training on Saturday, 21 December - at Lemon Pip Cafe (part of Swallow Aquatics), where tea/coffee and cake was consumed as part of the festive season and very tasty it was too! 

We are pleased to announce that Jane Williams won the coveted place. Good luck Jane - no slacking over Christmas!

Isla is 7th in championships

Well done to Isla who placed 7th in the GB Pentathlon British Biathlon championships over the weekend of 23rd & 24th November. She got her Personal Best in both the run and swim also. Brilliant achievement

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