April 6, 2020


Welcome to Coburg Harriers Athletic Club


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)

COVID 19 Update on Harriers Activities.

With the tightening restrictions on group activities the Harold Stevens Track is now closed and Harriers group activities are now suspended until further notice. While we need to stay socially isolated it is also important to keep up our healthy and fit, but now we must do this individually not as a group, club events and group training are suspended until advised. Members should consult with coaches to determine the best approach. For our Middle Distance / Endurance group I’m looking at the options, initially proposing to post a suggestion for a Tuesday / Thursday night training program on the Home page for the Harriers site (below) and I am also happy to provide individual guidance and advice via email runcoachbjd@tpg.com.au

Middle Distance / Endurance Group Training (Suspended until further notice)

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  )

Interval Training Program for Tuesday 7th April

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


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

Rest recover.


  • 10 X 200m, @ 1k pace. (exact distance not critical). 50m walk between.

Cooldown 1k easy run. Static stretching.

Interval Training Program for Thursday 2nd April :-

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


  • Out and Back runs, start at 5k pace.
    • 4:15min out, turn around increase pace and back to start point under 8.00 min, 1 min walk rest recover.
    • 3:10min out, turn around increase pace and back to start point under 6.00 min, 1 min walk rest recover.
    • 2:05min out, turn around increase pace and back to start point under 4.00 min, 1 min walk rest recover.
    • 1:02min out, turn around increase pace and back to start point under 2.00 min, 1 min walk rest recover.


  • 6 X 250m, @ 1k pace. (exact distance not critical). 100m or 30 sec slow jog recovery inbetween.

Cooldown 1k easy run. Static stretching

Interval Program for Tuesday 31st March :-

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

– 3 X 5 Min Run (5k Pace) with 2 Min slow jog between. Stop, rest recover.

– 3 X 500m Run (exact distance not important) 1st easy pace , 2nd medium and 3rd hard, with walk recovery between.

1K easy run to finish.

Take care and enjoy. Any queries please let me know.


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