Bolton United Harriers & Athletic Club is the town’s oldest running club and one of the North West’s longest established sporting organisations. As we like to say, we’ve been “Running, jumping and throwing since 1908”, when the Club was founded.
The Club is nationally ranked, with teams and individuals competing at the highest level. There is a long history of success, particularly in road-running and cross country, but also Track & Field’s short sprints, High Jump and Discus.
We are based at Leverhulme Park Athletics Track and Stadium off Long Lane, 1 mile east of Bolton town centre. It was completely redeveloped in 2005 to offer great indoor training facilities in addition to the outdoor track. We make great use of the setting within the picturesque Leverhulme Park, both for training and our hosted races and events.
Club meeting nights are principally Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year, whatever the weather! Training starts at 7.00pm and generally finishes 8.15pm-8.30pm, though some Junior age-groups (particularly under-11s) meet from 6.30pm and finish earlier. Some Track & Field groups also hold Saturday and Sunday morning sessions, depending on the season or upcoming competitions.
Our friendly atmosphere and welcoming Front Desk Team will introduce you to the most appropriate training group. All coaching is to a professional standard with UKA-qualified personnel and is available to all members. There IS a group for ALL ages (6 – 106!), ALL abilities and ALL disciplines! These include all Track & Field events and all endurance-based running (road-racing and jogging, cross country), with a growing interest in Fell Running.
Beginners, young and old, are catered for alongside more experienced athletes. A strong group of ‘Veterans’, bolstered by former International Champions, offer a great sense of ‘We can still mix with the best’, not to mention their experience. These all complement our aim of developing future talent through our Junior system.
Membership as of January 2015 numbers approximately 500, with international athletes training alongside social runners and newcomers. With a great team mentality, ethos of encouragement and enjoyment, Bolton United Harriers & AC can provide you the opportunity to achieve your goals through training and competition at whatever level you choose.
We invite you to look around our website, get a feel for us, our history and what we offer. We hope to see you ‘down the track’ soon!
Our base, Leverhulme Park Athletics Track, is due east from Bolton town centre, off the A579 (Bury Road) which turns into the A58. A traditional map version with road names can be obtained by clicking the ‘Map’ tab in the top right corner of the embedded satellite image above. Satnav users may wish to use BL2 6EX – bizarrely, a more accurate location for the Centre’s car park than its own postcode!
Leverhulme Park Athletics Track