About Us

Worksop Harriers & AC, founded in 1949, is an athletics club catering for novices and experienced athletes alike. We offer a range of training sessions to cater for all of our members’ requirements, including long runs, short runs, speed work, hill work, track & field sessions, fartlek and cross country. Your training can also be geared towards your specific race goals.

Latest news

Wednesday, 04/10/2019
Founder Member John Hewkin sadly passes
L-R Gerald Story, John Hewkin, Frank Mitchell, Frank Fox

One of the original founder members of Worksop Harriers, John Hewkin, sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 86. John was a multi school record holder at Retford Grammar and also competed for the RAF in the 120y Hurdles.

In 1950, Worksop staged the Notts County AAA Championships with great success on a grass track at the Central Avenue Town ground. John won a bronze medal in the triple jump, becoming one of the first Harriers to win a County Championship medal, and sharing the honour with Max Frei who also won a bronze.

1950 Notts County Track & Field Championships.
John Hewkin is pictured 2nd from left (back row)

Thursday, 12/06/2018
Gerald Story Memorial Run 2018

This year’s Gerald Story Memorial Run takes place on Sunday, 30th December.  Entry forms can be found here:

Gerald Story Memorial Run 2018

The run starts at 11am (walkers start at 10.30am).  The distance is approx 5 miles and the run starts and finishes at Worksop College.  The entry fee for individuals is £4.00 and for families (2 Parents and 2 Children under 16 years)  is £12.00.  Anyone raising over £30 in sponsorship will receive a Cancer Research UK running vest.  Closing date for postal entries – Friday, 21st December 2018.  Sponsorship forms will be sent to all entrants.  Entries on the day – individuals £5.00, families (2 Parents and 2 children under 16 years) £15.00.  Tea and Coffee available.  Fancy dress optional.

Friday, 10/12/2018
Mike Paxman

A message from Peter Fendley regarding the sad news that Mike Paxman has passed away:

I am very sorry to have to inform you that, after a long battle with cancer, Mike Paxman passed away in hospital this afternoon, Friday 12th October.

I spoke with his son Nicholas a few minutes ago, and I would appreciate this sad news being passed onto those members of your clubs who would have known and worked with Mike over many years.

Mike was a Life Member of Worksop Harriers, a Past President of our Club and a true Gentleman. He spent a lifetime in Athletics, officiating at the highest level, and will be sadly missed.


Chairman of Worksop Harriers

President of Notts AAAs

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