Sunderland Harriers & AC are launching a beginner's running programme, commencing on Friday 5th April 2024.

It will take place every Friday for eight weeks at 6pm at Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope, Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, SR3 1PD, meet outside the ski lodge.

All sessions will be led by qualified run leaders and coaches, each lasting for approximately one hour. Attendance is COMPLETELY FREE for everyone, but please register your interest in advance using this form.... , by sending a message to the club's Facebook or Instagram page, or by emailing

Sunderland Harriers' Beginners Group.

You do not have to attend every single session. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Anyone subsequently joining Sunderland Harriers & AC will receive free entry to all of the clubs races, including the Ernie Johnson Memorial Penshaw Hill Race on 29th May and the Sunderland 5k on 11th July, as well as all of the local Harrier League cross country events and local club relay races. You'll naturally then also be able to attend all of the Sunderland Harriers training sessions.

If you are thinking of taking up running but perhaps aren't sure where or how to start, please come along and join our beginner's group! People who have run before are welcome too. Perhaps you've entered a race and haven't started training yet? Come along and receive guidance from our very experienced run leaders and coaches.