Gala Harriers Athletic Club

Latest News & Announcements

National Primary School Cross-Country Championships

A number of Junior Gala Harriers travelled to Kirkcaldy for the national primary schools cross country championships, with all runners showing great commitment. Jessica Henry was 41st in P6 A-L Girls, Kirsty Rankine 5th in P6 M-Z Girls, Morgan Fairclough 28th P6 M-Z...

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Cheviot trail race 2019

Dawn Grant, Lindsay Dun and Gina Allen completed the second leg of the Cheviot trail race series covering 10.4 miles of trail and road over the Sandstone Way from Ingram to Wooler in warm, sunny conditions. After some tough running all three athletes were glad of the...

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Virgin London Marathon 2019

Nine Harriers made their way to London by plane, train and automobile for the 2019 edition of the London Marathon, one of the World’s great marathons.  On a good day for running the excellent crowd support saw the elite athletes break records and run some of the...

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Rory Campbell’s Highland Fling. 

A very wet day on Saturday 27th April 2019 made for a fun run. I found myself in Milngavie at about 5:00 am but the car was in Tyndrum and parking meter runs out at 3:00 pm so had to get a shifty on. Thankfully the Highland Fling race was on so I hooked up. Kicked off...

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Training nights and times

All sessions led by qualified coaches

Mondays

Senior road running session

6:00pm

This is a senior road running session led by experienced qualified coaches.

Meet in the Queen Centre Melrose Road Galashiels TD1 2AD  from 5:45 pm. Run start 6:00 pm

The sessions are designed to cater for runners of all abilities.

Cost £1 per session for members. You can come along for a couple of weeks then you can consider joining the club.

Strength & Conditioning

7:00pm- 8:00pm

Will be taking a summer break and will return to the Queen Centre Monday 12th August 2019.

This is a total core workout designed for runners. and will match your ability. Please arrive at 7pm and get yourself warmed up, session start at 7:15pm. Cost £1 members and £2 non-members. Suitable for all levels of ability.

Meet inside:
Queens Centre
Melrose Road
Galashiels
TD1 2AD

Christmas Break

Monday 16th December 2019 last session.

Return Monday 10th January 2020

Tuesdays

Senior road running session

6:30pm

This is a senior road running session led by experienced qualified coaches.

3rd July – 12th August 2019 Meet in the Netherdale car park Return to the queen centre Monday 19th August 2019

Meet in the Queen Centre Melrose Road Galashiels TD1 2AD  from 6:15 pm.

The sessions are designed to cater for runners of all abilities.

Cost £1 per session for members. You can come along for a couple of weeks then you can consider joining the club.

Junior disability athletics

5:15pm – 5:55pm

Cost £2 per athlete.

Holiday Tuesday 15th October 2019

Move indoors to the Queen Centre From Tuesday 22nd October 2019.

This is a small group of mixed ages and abbilities. During the spring summer they will train outside at Tweedbank Sports Complex March – October. This group will take a weeks break on 15th October 19 and  will then move indoors to the  Queen Centre Melrose Road Galashiels TD1 2AD. from 22nd October 2019 – March 2020. Cost £2

Competing juniors

6:15pm

Endurance running (Neils group)

Spring summer meet  at Tweedbank sports Complex TD1 3RS. From Tuesday 1st October 2019, meet at the Queen Centre for winter training until further notice.

Competing juniors

6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Field events (Kristina & Gerry)

October break no training on Tuesday 15th October 2019. From Tuesday 22nd Training will be indoors at the Queen centre Melrose Rd Galashiels. 

Spring summer meet  at Tweedbank sports Complex TD1 3RS.

Autumn winter meet at the Queens Center Melrose Road Galashiels TD1

Thursdays

Senior track session

6.15pm – 7:30pm

Cost £2 track fee per athlete, please pay club helper on arrival.

Suitable for all levels.

Couch to 5k
All levels of ability welcome.

Meet outside Tweedbank Running Track TD1 3RS  6.30pm cost £2 per session.

First session Thursday 25th April 2019

Further information available from Charlotte 07799112593 or Anne 07870556142

Gala Harriers Junior run jump & throw athletics

Tweedbank Sports Complex TD1 3RS

Arrive 6:15pm

Session 6:30pm – 7:30pm

October break 

Main Junior group no training on Thursday 17th October 2019

Training resume:Thursday 24th October 2019. Competing juniors will continue to train at Tweedbank Sports complex and non-competing juniors will go indoors to the Queen Centre Melrose Rd Galashiels

You are welcome to come along and give it a try for two weeks, after which you can consider joining the club. Please note minimum age is eight.  See web site for online  membership. Come and try athletes will also register on arrival and pay the £2 track fee.

Summer session March – October  and is for all Junior athletes. Cost £2 track fee. All juniors pay and register on arrival.

Winter session October – March competing juniors will continue to train at Tweedbank Sports complex and non-competing juniors will go indoors to the Queen Centre Melrose Rd Galashiels.

Christmas Holidays: Main juniors group last day Thursday 20th December 2018 return Thursday 10th January 2019.

Junior Christmas break

Last Training session Thursday 19th January 2019.

Return Thursday 9th January 2019

Neils group will continue to train over the christmas period, see Neil for more information.

Couch to 5k

All levels of ability welcome.

Meet outside Tweedbank Running Track TD1 3RS  6.30pm cost £2 per session.

Existing group will continue to meet for an easy run.

The next couch to 5k  session will start Thursday 22nd August 2019

Further information available from Charlotte 07799112593 or Anne 07870556142

Membership

Membership renews every March. If you are interested in joining, why not come along and try one of our weekly training sessions first?

Members are entitled to a 10% discount on purchases at most running sports shops such as Run and Become or The Sweatshop.