Welcome

Ashington Hirst Running Club is a UK Athletics affiliated running club. We are based at Bothal Primary School Upper Site, High Market, Ashington. NE63 8NT 

Upcoming activities

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Upcoming dates:



28.11.19 Endurance efforts, Middle run group and RW (6:45 efforts) 7 pm other groups

30.11.19 Sat 10:45 am. D Bay XC training (See event for details).

30.11.19 Sat. First Aid Course for Lirfs, Cirfs. 2 pm.

01.12.19 Pilates 12pm

03.12.19  Tuesday training ,Efforts, run and RW groups 6:30pm or Technical Tuesday

05.12.19   Thursday Hills. 7:00 pm Meet at Jubilee Est car park

06.12.19 Friday run 4 mile usually and 7pm start (see invite for location)

08.12.19  Fell em Doon 5k

10.12.19 Tuesday training ,Efforts, run and RW groups 6:30pm

12.12.19 Endurance efforts, Middle run group and RW (6:45 efforts) 7 pm other group

13.12.19 Friday run 4 mile usually and 7pm start (see invite for location)

14.12.19 NEXC Alnwick

14.12.19 AHRC Christmas Part @ The Northern (tickets only)

16.12.19 Monthly Mile TBC 7pm

17.12.19 Tuesday training ,Efforts, run and RW groups 6:30pm

19.12.19 Thursday Hills. 7:00 pm Meet at Jubilee Est car park

20.12.19  Friday run 4 mile usually and 7pm start (see invite for location) 

Break up for Christmas until 6 January


About Us

Club History

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In February 2014, our Chairman Iain Singer was approached by England Athletics to form a running group in Ashington. As Hirst Welfare Beginners our original base was the Hirst Welfare leisure centre in an area of Ashington called “The Hirst”. 


On Tuesday 6:30pm 4th March 2014 we started as a running group.  Initially there were less than 10 of us, we had one group doing run/walk with people of all different abilities and five of the original 10 are still members today.

We added a similar group but, on a Friday, and as a few months went by, we added 7:30 pm Tuesday as an “Intermediate Run” which simply involved a 3-mile run.  Days and times were chosen due to work commitments and at that time we only had one coach in place which was our Chairman, Iain Singer.


On 17th September 2014 we set up the Facebook group that members now use to keep in touch, support each other with training and find out about what goes on at the club. On 2nd December 2014, we had our first “club top” which was a long sleeve yellow top with the Hirst Welfare logo on.  


By 13th January 2015, we now had a Friday efforts group, the first being 12 x 30 s efforts at the cycle path running from Woodhorn to North Seaton.  


We as a running group were behaving now as a running club. We were doing all a club did without calling ourselves a club, so Iain met with England Athletics to take advice.  After that meeting in a coffee shop in Gosforth, Ashington Hirst Running Club as it is today was born.

17th February 2015 was the first written record of our intention to become a UKA affiliated running club and on 2nd March 2015 a meeting was held of all interested parties and we decided upon the name, club colours, committee and its officers.


By 31st March 2015 we had the club constitution and on 5th April we were a UKA affiliated Club.


Since 2014 we have grown on a weekly basis with new members coming along to join us at almost every session. We now run regular Couch to 5K courses as well as our running and efforts sessions, and as of May 2018 we are delighted to have over 180 members.


Location


Bothal Primary School Upper Site, High Market, Ashington. NE63 8NT

(Meet in the gym which is round to the left of the building)

AHRC Supporters

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Ashington Hirst Running Club

Days/Times we meet

Open today

18:30 – 19:30

Please come along 15 minutes early for information on what's going on at AHRC  


Tuesday Run & Run/Walk Groups or  Efforts Session– 6.30pm

Thursday Run & Run/Walk Groups – 7.00pm

Friday Run Group – 7.00pm


Both Tuesday & Thursday run groups offer either run/walk, slower run or faster run.  Friday offers either slow or faster run only.