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Junior Norwich Road Runners

The Norwich Road Runners have a junior branch of the club, providing coaching and training to children aged 7 to 16 in a safe and supervised environment. Currently we have more than 60 junior Norwich Road Runners who attend sessions at the club, and we offer a fantastic environment in which kids interested in running can train safely, to a programme of exercise designed for developing children, can socialise, encourage each other, and build a real community of sportsmanship (and fun!).

All sessions are lead by a qualified instructor who specialises in junior coaching and athletic development, with help from club members who have undertaken the Leadership in Running Fitness award - all of whom have been DBS checked.

For more information, please click the links on the right.

You can contact us at: juniors@norwichroadrunners.com, or contact@norwichroadrunners.com 


Joining the Junior Norwich Road Runners

Subscription for the junior Norwich Road Runners is currently full. We are not accepting any more juniors at this time.

If you would like to place your child on our waiting list, please email juniors@norwichroadrunners.com with their details, and when we are able to accept more junior members, we will get in touch.

Junior membership to the club is £30 per year (1st April to 31st March), and when joining for the first time, includes a Norwich Road Runners vest and affiliation to UK Athletics.

***Renewing Junior Members***

The 2017-2018 affiliation year started on 1st April 2017. Please can parents/guardians ensure that they renew their junior membership as soon as possible. Membership forms and payment needs to be handed to Alma during a club session. 


Sessions

The Junior Norwich Road Runners meets on Thursday evenings (6.45pm for 7pm start) and Saturday mornings (10am).

Each sessions typically lasts for 1 hour.

Juniors meet at the grassed area just to the right as you enter the Sewell Park Sports Centre car park, as well as at the reception area.

Sessions take place outside on an enclosed field when it is safe to do so. During the autumn/winter months, the juniors make use of the indoor sports halls at Sewell Park.

All parents/carers are required to sign in and sign out their children at the beginning and end of each session.

We highly recommend that juniors come with any water/drinks they may need for the session, and are dresses appropriately for the weather outside.


Safeguarding & Governance

Everyone who takes part in athletics is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.

Norwich Road Runners is committed to devising, implementing and updating policies and procedures to promote best practice when working with children, and to ensure that everyone in the club understands and accepts their responsibilities to safeguard children from harm and abuse. This means taking action to report any concerns about their welfare.

The club has developed and implemented a Safeguarding & Welfare Policy:

Norwich Road Runners Safeguarding and Welfare Policy [PDF, 360kb]

The club has put a structure in place, with key personnel, to ensure this policy is enacted.

The club's Welfare Officer is Beryl Knowles. She can be contacted at: beryl.knowles@norwichroadrunners.com 

Code of Behaviour

The junior runners have developed their own code of behaviour, which all junior runners and parents are required to sign when joining the club.

Junior Norwich Road Runners' Code of Behaviour [PDF, 98kb]

Club Governance

The junior section of the club is covered by the club's Constitution, Officer Roles, Code of Conduct, and Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures. 

Please click here to visit the 'Club Governance' page.

Further Information

For more information regarding Safeguarding and Welfare, please visit:


Latest News

22/10/17 - Norwich Junior parkrun

Congratulations to the junior runners at Eaton Park this weekend!

  • Jude Linstead, 07:48
  • Thomas Carey, 08:36
  • Joe Clarke, 09:05
  • Belle Watkins, 10:50

15/10/17 - Ryston Runners Cross Country Grand Prix Race 1

We had an outstanding number of juniors run at the first Ryston Runners Cross Country race, with many placing in the rankings of their respective age categories.

Under 9 Boys

  • Jude Linstead, 02:49 - First Place
  • Elliot Covell, 03:20

Under 11 Boys

  • Joe Clarke, 08:43 - Third Place
  • Ray Faraday-Drake, 10:30

Under 11 Girls

  • Belle Watkins, 09:56

Under 13 Boys

  • Jeya Kandola, 10:34 - Second Place

Under 15 Boys

  • Max Faraday-Drake, 14:30
  • Campbell Hadden, 16:35

Under 17 Boys

  • Kieron McFarlane, 21:44

Well done to all who ran. The next in the series is on Sunday 19th November, and more info can be found here.


15/10/17 - Norwich Junior parkrun

Congratulations to the junior runners at Eaton Park this weekend!

  • Mia Bateson, 08:43

08/10/17 - Norwich Junior parkrun

Congratulations to the junior runners at Eaton Park this weekend!

  • Thomas Carey, 08:31
  • Joe Clarke, 09:11
  • Belle Watkins, 10:21

09/08/17 - August Meeting Times

Please note that due to the summer holidays and coach availability, there will not be any junior sessions on the following dates:

  • Saturday 12th August
  • Thursday 24th August
  • Saturday 26th August

There will still be sessions on Thursday 17th August and Saturday 19th August.

Normal training sessions will resume, without breaks on Thursday 7th September.


18/06/17 - Norwich Junior parkrun

There were 8 junior road runners who took part in the weekly 2km junior parkrun around Eaton Park.

  • Samuel Yellop, 7:18
  • Zak Houghton, 7:30
  • Reuben Houghton, 8:03
  • Thomas Carey, 8:56
  • Mia Bateson, 9:18
  • Kai Darwin, 9:57
  • Belle Watkins, 11:31
  • Tallulah Houghton, 13:40

Full results can be found at the Norwich Junior parkrun website.


14/06/17 - Wroxham 5k Series 2017 - Race 2

8 junior Norwich Road Runners took part in the second Wroxham 5k Series race. Once again there were some fantastic times, with both Jeya Kandola and Zak Houghton improving on their already very impressive times from Race 1.

  • Jeya Kandola, 17:48
  • Zak Houghton,  18:54
  • Will Burkett, 20:06
  • Phillip Thacker, 20:21
  • Kieron McFarlane, 23:26
  • Thomas Carey, 24:23
  • Harvey Hurrell, 25:23
  • Kiara Hamis, 27:17

19/05/17 - Wroxham 5k Series 2017 - Race 1

8 junior Norwich Road Runners took part in the first Wroxham 5k Series race, along with 595 other runners! There were some stunning times, with Jeya Kandola being the first male across the line, chip time of 17:52, and Kiara Hamis finishing in 23:26

  • Jeya Kandola, 17:52
  • Zak Houghton, 18:57
  • Will Burkett, 19:59
  • Phillip Thacker, 20:22
  • Kiara Hamis 23:26
  • Kieron McFarlane, 23:43
  • Thomas Carey, 23:42
  • Harvey Hurrell, 25:03

12/12/16 - The Junior Road Runners had another superb time at the third of the Ryston Runners Cross Country races, with 21 juniors attending. Click here to view the race report.


05/12/16 - The Junior Road Runners picked up a lot of county medals at the Norfolk Cross Country Championships at Thetford. Click here to view the race report.


17/10/16 - The Junior Road Runners had a great morning at the first of the Ryston Runners Cross Country races, with 18 juniors attending. Click here to view the race report.


Feedback

Feedback from children and parents/guardians from the Wroxham 5k Series Junior run:

"Well done for arranging the children's race. It was lovely to see their smiling faces and beaming with pride at receiving a medal"

"Thank you for organising a kids race as my two really enjoyed themselves, even if it did cost me and arm and a leg in ice cream and cakes whilst I ran!"

"Thank you for organising the children's race and their race medals - Adam, who turned 5 last month, really enjoyed it and was so proud of his first race bling"