Interested in Joining?
Falkirk Victoria Harriers train all year round and members compete in Track & Field plus Cross Country leagues, we also have a strong Road Running section where members compete in races from 5k up to Ultra Marathons. Currently we have around 250 members, with 140 of these being Juniors.
This page will provide basic info on how to get involved in athletics regardless of your age, ability or your preferred discipline. You may initially be signposted to our local partners such as Active Schools, Run Jump & Throw (RJT) or Jog Scotland, however each of these has a pathway to Falkirk Victoria Harriers (FVH) for those wishing competitive athletics.
The info below is intended to be brief and further info will be available when you enquire. Please scroll down to the age group or discipline that interest you. Info in relation to membership costs can be found here
Please note should you eventually join the club we expect our members to:
- Train twice per week
- The club is run by volunteers and we ask that members/parents kindly assist the club at least once per year.
Community Athletics Pathway (Pre school and ages 5 to 11)
Partners mentioned above work together to create a clear pathway by sharing resource and supporting each other’s activities.
Pre-School: This is currently under discussion if this interests you please contact RJT@falkirkcommunitytrust.org at Grangemouth Stadium
Ages 5 to 8: Many schools will offer after school clubs. FVH help to develop and support the High School pupils and staff that deliver these. The intention is to engage athletes and coaches at a young age and get them excited about the sport, feeding both into the pathway. Please contact your school or local Active Schools Coordinators for opportunities in your area. From after school clubs athletes should progress to mainstream RJT which train at Grangemouth Stadium on a Monday Wednesday & Friday. More info on RJT here or email RJT@falkirkcommunitytrust.org
Ages 9 to 11: Those within RJT will be offered FVH membership. Those accepting will continue to be coached by RJT coaches within a group called Falkirk Victoria Harriers at Run Jump Throw (FVH@RJT) This group is like a bridge into the club, athletes will have full rights on all club matters such as competition, social…….. General enquiries to FVH for this age will also be placed within this group, initially as a one block trial before being offered FVH@RJT membership. Athletes will progress to FVH coaches when they have a firm background of all the basic athletics principles. Please contact the club or email RJT@falkirkcommunitytrust for further info.
General Enquiries Juniors (12+) and Adults
From here on we start to focus on your event and sessions are all delivered by club coaches and other volunteers. When a club trial is offered it will be over a four week period to see if you enjoy the sport and your group, then we would normally offer membership. Groups train on many different nights but club nights are Tuesday and Thursday mainly at Grangemouth Stadium, FK3 0EE. Some groups do still train from our clubhouse in Victoria Park, Thornhill Rd.
Ages 12 to 14: Please enquire direct to the club to see if we have space to offer a trial, when doing so please indicate any previous athletics experience and if any particular events interest you. If you don’t know which event you prefer you will be placed in a multi event training group to allow you to decide.
Age 15+: This is usually direct to event specific coaching – jumps, throws, sprints…. unless you are still unsure. The enquiry process is the same as for ages 12 to 14.
Road Running Group: This group consists of a wide range of abilities and ages. It is suitable for those who wish to train for running distances of 5K up to full marathons. The coaching sessions are supervised by level 2 coaches, John Pentecost and Stephen Baird. All athletes are welcome to come along and join. The times and venues of these structured sessions are listed here:
Tuesday: 18:45 @ Callander Park
Thursday: 18:45 @ Grangemouth Sports Stadium
Saturday: 10:00 @ Callander Park
Sunday: 10:00 @ Callander Park
Typical sessions undertaken would be: hill sessions, speed work (mile bursts, timed bursts), pyramids, tempo runs, negative splits, fartlek
Jog Scotland: Is Scotland's very own national recreational running network. The main aim is to get more people active through programmes of walking and jogging. People of all fitness levels take part, from absolute beginners to those capable of running 10 K. Falkirk Victoria Harriers are heavily involved in this initiative with many of the Jog leaders also being Harriers members.
Meets Weekly: Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 at Grangemouth Sports Stadium. FK3 0EE
Contact John Denholm email@example.com