Join Us

You don't need to live in Larkhall to be a Harrier!
We welcome members from our surrounding villages of Stonehouse, Strathaven, Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill, Netherburn, Ashgill, Lesmahagow, Coalburn, Lanark, Auchenheath, Dalserf, Quarter, Glassford, Hamilton and beyond!
We are a tight knit family of athletes and always warmly welcome new members. Juniors will be able to train with other like minded people their own age and benefit from the friendly competition to push each other on.  
We'd love to hear from more seniors too. Our Senior section currently has room for new members. If you are either bored of going out running on your own or the treadmill is your idea of hell, then come run with us!
Running with others actually feels easier and you wont even realise that you're pushing yourself more than you did before. You will also benefit from the knowledge of our very experienced coaches who will help you achieve your goals. So what are you waiting for!?


Our club's training & competition pathways


5-8's Mini Harriers

This is our popular pre-club group giving 5-8 year olds a fun introduction to athletics with the view to them seamlessly transitioning into the club from age 9.  This is a fun, non-competitive group.

This group is very popular and may have a waiting list.

9-15 Juniors

Our primary school athletes train together doing a mixture of Sprints, Middle Distance & Field Events training. 

From S1 upwards they can chose to specialise in either Sprints / Long Jump or Middle Distance Training. Athletes race at Club, School, District, Inter-District and National level, depending upon age, experience and level of fitness.

16+ Senior Group 

Our Senior group athletes train in Middle Distance and Sprint groups and compete in events from 100m - Marathon.

But why us? 

Successful 

We have a long history of athletes competing successfully at District, Inter-District, Scottish, British and International levels, including the Olympics.

 But just as important our athletes at all levels are supported to continually better themselves and achieve their goals. 

Friendly & Welcoming

When you join, you become part of the Harriers family, a welcoming and supportive tight knit community of athletes of all abilities. 

You don't need to be "fast". We have athletes who win big races and some who finish last! They are all athletes, So if you can run, you can join the Harriers.

Value for money

Achieve your fitness goals at a fraction of the cost of many other sports. Finances should never be a barrier to sport and we aim to keep our costs a minimum.

Fee's are pay as you go and you are not locked into any direct debits or standing orders.


Membership Types & Cost

Find the correct membership for you or your child below.
Please note this is the Annual Membership cost and small training fees apply for each session, see our training section for full details. 
Our 5-8's Mini Harriers is a pay as you go club and currently does not require a membership.


Membership
What’s included
Annual Price
Adult Competing Member

Allows you to compete and count in all club championships. However if you want to represent the club in any external competitions you must sign up to the Scottish Athletics Membership scheme, which you do via the Scottish Athletics Website. This is currently priced at £22 (age 21+), paid direct to Scottish Athletics when you join - Link below.

£20.00

Adult Non-Competing Member

Allows you to take part in all Larkhall YMCA Harriers training activities. You will not count in any club championships but may still be allowed to take part depending on numbers. 

£13.00

Junior Competing Member

Allows you to compete and count in all club championships. However if you want to represent the club in any external competitions, (except schools events) you must sign up to the Scottish Athletics Membership scheme, which you do via the Scottish Athletics Website. This is currently priced at £12/£9 (age dependant), paid direct to Scottish Athletics when you join - Link below.  (Must be under 16 at the date of the YMCA AGM)

£15.00

Junior Non-Competing Member

Allows you to take part in all Larkhall YMCA Harriers training activities. You will not count in any club championships but may still be allowed to take part depending on numbers. (Must be under 16 at the date of the YMCA AGM)

£8.00

Ready to join?

Click the link below and fill out the joining form.  Don't worry, by filling in the form you're not making a commitment or signing a contract!  We'll be in touch to invite you along to a couple of free taster session so you can try us out.

Scottish Athletics

As mentioned above, once you're a member we strongly recommend that you join the ScottishAthletics membership scheme as this allows you to compete for the club in a large variety of competitions throughout Scotland.
Benefits of Joining ScottishAthletics include;
  • Receive a £2 discount on entry fees for all open scottishathletics licensed road/MT, trail and cross country races.
  • Will receive PB magazine – packed with features on world class athletes, latest news and grassroots athletics (digital for junior members, print for senior members.
  • Can compete in Championship competitions.
  • Are eligible for representative competition including Scottish internationals
  • Are eligible for squad membership
  • Are covered by our public liability insurance on the UKA master policy which has a £20 million cover and a claims history going back more than a decade.
Scottish Athletics Website
SA Website