May 26, 2020

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Welcome to Coburg Harriers Athletic Club

– NOT THE QUARRY BUT THE CHASE, NOT THE TROPHY BUT THE RACE

Our historic club competes in Athletics Victoria cross country in winter and Track & Field in Summer. If athletic competition is not for you, join our casual training group, come down and experience the Masters (ages 30 and over) or take part in our very popular monthly fun runs to be part of the fun!

We are located at Harold Stevens Athletics Field, Outlook Rd Coburg North 3058 Victoria Australia, Melways Reference 18 A10 (Behind the Coburg Giants basketball stadium)


COVID19 Restrictions Update – 17th May. Track Reopened and Limited Group Training.

Some great news, Moreland Council and Athletics Victoria have approved our COVID19 Risk and Safety Management Plan and have approved reopening of the the Harold Stevens Athletic track with the restrictions outlined in our COVID19 Risk and Safety Management Plan. These includes :-

  • – The Kitchen, club rooms, change rooms, showers and Gym REMAIN CLOSED, Access to toilets will be available
  • – Drink fountains will not be available. BYO drink bottle..
  • – Group Training will be limited to 10 participants plus Coach..
  • – Groups will stay segregated.
  • – Participants in groups will stay Physically Distant 1.5m apart.
  • – Hand Sanitise will be available (BYO if possible) to be used before and during training.
  • – Throwing implements and equipment will be washed before, during and after training.

Group and Masters Training From Monday 18th May.

Sprint Group Training – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5.00pm to 7.00pm Contact Benny Tancredi.

Throws Group Training –  Tuesday and Thursday 6.00pm – 7.30pm Contract Phil Curtain.  hpnsales54@outlook.com 

Masters Training – Masters athletes will be limited to 20 people in total, spread between two nominated session times, with a maximum of 10 people in either of the sessions. First Session 6.15pm and Second 7.15pm.
Athletes must contact the Venue Manager (Paul O’Neill) by phone to book a slot at one of the sessions by 4pm Thursday. If the nominated slots are full then no more athletes will be accepted at the venue.. Contact Paul O’Neill .

Middle Distance / Endurance Group – Tuesday and Thursday 6.15PM  With additional coaches volunteering (Tim Holloway, Dave Woods and Stef Modesti) we are able to cater for 20 runners in 2 groups on each night. To ensure we control the numbers and until I can find a automated process, you must book your place by email runcoachbjd@tpg.com.au or SMS 0409 313930.any time before 4pm on the training day.

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Middle Distance / Endurance Group Training. (Recommencing 19th May, Limited to 10 pre group, booking required)

Tuesday & Thursday – 6.15pm Harold Stevens Athletic Track, Outlook Rd Coburg North, training for an 800m to Marathon+, or a 10k PB?  See Brian Delaney for expert advice and guidance. Athletic Australia accredited coach. Contact: Brian Delaney ( runcoachbjd@tpg.com.au  )

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Interval Program for Tuesday 26th May :-

Warm up run (1k), drills and dynamic stretch.

SET 1

  • 1k done as 400m hard, 200m slow jog, 400m hard. 3 minutes walk recovery.
  • 1k hard run, 85% – 90% Timed. 1 lap (400m) walk, slow jog recovery.

SET 2

  • 5 x 300M @ 10k pace with 100m easy run recovery.

3 Minutes rest recovery.

SET 3

  • 8 X 150m easy stride run with 50m walk recovery.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.


Interval Training Program for Thursday 21st May :-

Warmup run (1k), dynamic drills and stretch.

SET 1

  • Continuous running timed intervals
    • 2 Minutes Hard run ( 5k pace) 1 Minute easy run recovery.
    • 3 Minutes Hard run ( 5k pace) 1 Minute easy run recovery.
    • 4 Minutes Hard run ( 5k pace) 1 Minute easy run recovery.
    • 3 Minutes Hard run ( 5k pace) 1 Minute easy run recovery.
    • 2 Minutes Hard run ( 5k pace) 1 Minute easy run recovery.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 2

  • 3 X 500m Start each 500 at easy 15k pace build up pace at each 100m to finish at 1k pace. Walk 1minute recovery between each repetition.

Cooldown – 1k easy run. Static stretching.

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Interval Program for Tuesday 19th May :-

Warm up run (1k), drills and dynamic stretch.

SET 1

  • 2 X 1200m (400 easy – marathon pace, 400 medium 10k pace, 400 hard 3k pace) walk 2 minutes recovery between.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 2

  • 4 X 200m Hard run (3k pace), 100m easy run recovery.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 3

  • 6 X 100m Hard run (1k pace), 100m slow jog recovery.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.

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Interval Training Program for Thursday 14th May :-

Warmup run (1k), dynamic drills and stretch.

SET 1

  • Continuous running timed intervals
    • 5 X -2 Minutes Hard run (quicker that 5k pace) 1 Minute easy run recovery.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 2

  • 2 X 1K. Done as (400m Hard (1k Pace), 200m Slow Jog, 400m Hard (1k Pace)). Walk for 2 minutes recovery between.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 3

  • 4 X 300m Run (1k Pace) with 100m walk recovery.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.

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Interval Training Program for Tuesday 12th May :-

Warmup run (1k), dynamic drills and stretch.

SET 1

  • Out and Back runs.
    • 3 X – 2:05min out, turn around increase pace and back to start point under 4.00 min, 30 Sec walk rest recover. @ 5k Pace
    • 3 X – 1:02min out, turn around increase pace and back to start point under 2.00 min, 30 Sec walk rest recover. @ 3k Pace.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 2

  • 8 X 200m hard run (1k Pace), 100m slow jog recovery.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching

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Interval Program for Thursday 7th May :-

Warm up run (1k), drills and dynamic stretch.

SET 1

  • Continuous running 20 minutes total.
    • 4 X 4 Minutes Run (5k Pace) with 1 Minute very easy run recovery.

3 – 5 Minutes standing / walking, rest recover.

SET 2

  • 6 X 400m (1k Pace), 1 Minute walk recovery.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.

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Club Membership – Membership Categories

Competing Athlete, Club Athlete, BJD Training Group and/or Active Club Member

(A Club member is regarded as someone who competes in Athletics Victoria (AV) or club events, including Thursday night Masters events, and/or volunteers regularly at club/AV events)

Track & Facility user who does not participate in club runs, volunteers for events etc.

  • Use of Track & Club Facilities: TRAINING MEMBER $90 (not competing for club)
  • Use of Track & Club Facilities: TRAINING U20 $45 (not competing for club)
  • Use of Track & Club Facilities: TRAINING U16 $45 (not competing for club)
  • Club Membership Online Payments  (Club Membership Only)

(A training member is regarded as someone who is not involved with the club as a competitor or volunteer, but who just uses the track and/or gym for training purposes)

What we can Offer :

  • Accredited Coaching
  • Access to Athletics Victoria Competition
  • Club winter road and cross country events.
  • Masters (Veterans) competition on Thursday nights from 7.15 pm (see below)
  • Monthly Fun Runs just $20 or discounted for members. Conditions apply (see Fun Run page)
  • Fully stocked gymnasium with showers
  • Clubrooms with kitchen facilities available for hire

Coaching :

  • Sprint coaching available from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm four nights a week
  • Middle distance/endurance coaching available from 6:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday
  • Throws coaching available in a number of disciplines. Contact for more details
  • Access to coaching in other disciplines available upon request

Monthly Fun Run Program :

  • Caters for beginners and seasoned runners
  • Encouragement to improve on your personal bests
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Organised training runs
  • Various Social Activities
  • Improve your time by joining the club’s casual running group on a Tuesday or Thursday night
  • We accommodate runners at all levels from the get fit runner to competition orientated athletes. Training takes place on  track and cross country circuits with race proven ‘interval’ coaching methods. Let us help you meet your race, fitness & health goals.

Track & Field (Summer) :

  • Athletics Victoria North West Region Men Div 2 & 40 +, U18, U16, U14, Women Div 2 & 40 +, U18, U16, U14
  • Recent Pennants : NW Region – Women 40 + (2012), Men U18 (2011), Wom Div 2 (2008); Men 40+ (2008); Men Div 4 (2006)
  • Qualified accredited coaches
  • Latest polyurethane surfaced tracks
  • Athletes compete for club’s Cullen Cup
  • Trophy Presentation Night at end of season

Cross Country (Winter) :

  • Athletics Victoria Competition: Men Div 3, 5,  7, Women Div 2, 4, all junior grades
  • Recent Pennants: Div 3 Men (2010); Div 7 Men (2006); Div 5, 6 Men, Div 3 Women (2004)
  • Qualified accredited coaches
  • Vibrant winter club program on measured cross country & road courses
  • Organised pack runs, training programs and advice
  • Athletes compete for club’s Dr Marshall Shield
  • Trophy Presentation Night at end of season

Masters (Veterans)

  • Thursday evenings from 7.15 pm
  • Novices encouraged; Run, Walk or Jog. All Levels of ability
  • For men and women aged 30 years or over
  • Encouragement from experienced athletes
  • Opportunity to achieve your personal best
  • Great social atmosphere, Fun, Fitness, Friendship
  • NOTE: Children under 16 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult
  • For more details contact Paul O’Neill  | email: advancedhealth@bigpond.com   | or turn up on a Thursday evening

Little Athletics :

Coburg Little Athletics is a co-tenant at the Harold Stevens track. Special discounts apply to Little Athletics members wanting to compete for the club in Athletics Victoria competition. For more information visit the Coburg Little Athletics website

Coburg Harriers Harold Stevens Athletic Track Hire:

Schools, Athletic Clubs, Community Groups, Sporting Organizations – Event Hire & Track Hire contact:

Heather Collyer

Email: hcollyer@optusnet.com.au