July 5, 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 – 1st July. Localised Restrictions reinstated.

Localised Restrictions to these Postcodes are in place from 1st July

  • 3012 (Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray)
  • 3021 (Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans)
  • 3032 (Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore)
  • 3038 (Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens)
  • 3042 (Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North)
  • 3046 (Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park)
  • 3047 (Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana)
  • 3055 (Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West)
  • 3060 (Fawkner)
  • 3064 (Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo)

For members living in these locations, there will again only be four reasons to be out:

  • Shopping for food and supplies
  • Care and caregiving
  • Exercise
  • Study or work – if you can’t do it from home.

Wherever you can, you should do these things as close to home as you can.

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For Members not impacted by the Localised Restrictions.

  • – The Track is open.
  • – The 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 20 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 1st July.

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 / Competition – Masters athletes will be limited to 20 people in total.
Any queries contact the Venue Manager (Paul O’Neill) by phone.

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 20 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 Thursday 2nd July :-

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

SET 1

  • Continuous running timed intervals 14 Minutes in Total.
    • 1 Minute hard (3k Pace), 1 Minute slow jog
    • 2 Minutes hard (try and maintain 3k pace) 1 Minute slow jog
    • 3 Minutes hard (try and maintain 3k pace) 1 Minute slow jog
    • 2 Minutes hard (try and maintain 3k pace) 1 Minute slow jog
    • 1 Minutes hard (try and maintain 3k pace) 1 Minute slow jog

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 2

  • 3 X 500m – 200m @ 1k pace, 100m easy run, 200m @ 1k pace. walk recovery between.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 3

  •    8 X 150m steady tempo pace, concentration on posture / technique, 50m slow jog recovery between runs.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.

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Interval Program for Tuesday 30th June :-

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

  • 3 X 600m 1st at 5k pace building pace on 2nd and 3rd, 200m walk recovery between.

3 Minutes rest recover.

SET 3

  • 4 X 300m at 1k pace with 100m slow jog recovery between.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.

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Interval Program for Thursday 25th June :-

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

SET 1

Continuous running with pace variations 2000m in Total.

  • 5 X 200m Hard run @ 1k Pace, 200m Easy Run recovery.

3 – 5 Minutes rest recovery.

SET 2

  • 3 X 600m (1st @ 5k pace, build pace for 2nd and 3rd ). walk recovery between.

3 – 5 Minutes rest recovery.

SET 3

  • 4 Laps 100m Slow Jog / 100m Easy Tempo Run Posture / Technique.

Cooldown – 1k Very Easy run. Static Stretching.

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Interval Program for Tuesday 23rd June :-

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

SET 1

Continuous running 2000m in total.

  • 3 X 400m @ pace (quicker than 5k pace), 200m easy run.
  • 200m @ pace (3k pace), 200m easy run.

3 – 5 Minutes rest recovery.

SET 2

  • 1k @ 85% – 90% 3 minutes walk recovery.
  • 600m @ 85% – 90% walk recovery.
  • 400m @ 85% – 90% walk recovery.

3 – 5 Minutes rest recovery.

SET 3

          – 4 Laps  – 250m Steady Tempo pace 150 slow jog. Focus on posture / technique.

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Interval Program for Thursday 18th June :-

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

SET 1

  • Continuous running timed intervals, 14 Minutes total.
    • 3 Minute hard (3k Pace), 1 Minute slow jog.
    • 2 X 2 Minutes hard (quicker than 3k pace) 1 Minute slow jog.
    • 2 X 1 Minutes hard (quicker than 3k pace) 1 Minute slow jog.

Walk rest recover 3 – 5 Minutes

SET 2

  •    4 X 500m at 3k Pace walk back 100m between

Walk rest recover 3 – 5 Minutes

SET 3

  •  5 X 300m (1st 100 easy, 2nd 100 medium and 3rd 100 hard), walk 100m between.

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

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