Tralee Harriers Athletic Club was formed in March 2002 with the amalgamation of two existing athletic clubs in the Tralee area, namely St John’s Athletic Club & Clounalour Athletic Club. St John’s Athletic club had been in existence since 1958 & Clounalour Athletic club since 1975.
The club has continued to grow with both Juvenile & Adult Athletes. Today athletes compete locally, provincially & nationally, as well as some of our senior athletes competing on the world stage.
The club is affiliated to Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI), the representative body charged with supporting & developing athletics in Ireland.
Tralee Harriers Athletic Club recognises that athletics is an inclusive sport regardless of one’s age or ability – the club was founded on this belief & remains a vibrant ethos within the club to this day & is reflected in the considerable number of junior & senior athletes taking out membership annually & attending the various training sessions offered as well as competing at all possible championships.
Our athletes range from 8 years of age to 80 years. We provide weekly training sessions for juvenile athletes both indoor & outdoor. Athletes are offered the following disciplines: - running, jumping, throwing, relays, games, strength & conditioning programmes.
The club is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who have brought the club to its current high standard. Our coaches are qualified at grade 1, 2 & 3 levels coaching, according to standards that are set by the AAI. They give freely of their time, not alone at training sessions but also take on other roles including, development of primary school children, leader programmes for TY students, the all too thankless job of fundraising for the club and community games, as well as stewards at local & provincial competitions.
Although the club is very proud of the high standard which they have reached it is not prepared to sit back and take things easy. Plans for the development of O’Regan Park are in the pipeline with the addition of purpose built lighting for winter training, improvement to the track lanes and it is anticipated that work will begin shortly. No doubt this will be achieved through the clubs continued hard work & dedication & continued support from the local community.
We are always looking for new members of any age & look forward to welcoming you to the club.