The club as it is today was formed in 1986 at Westborough Sports Centre by a group of runners training for the London Marathon, although the original Maidstone Harriers club can trace its roots back to the 1930s. That club subsequently merged with City of Rochester AC to form what is now Medway AC. Grant Woodman’s history of the current incarnation of the club.
The present day club now has over 200 members, aged from 18 and upwards, and is primarily a road racing and cross-country club. We cater for all standards of runners, from the serious to those just looking to keep fit. We meet every Wednesday evening at the Maidstone Hockey Club Pavilion, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, from 7:00pm, with our run beginning at around 7:30pm. (See below for full directions) We normally have a large circuit of 6-8 miles, with the option of a shorter run when a suitable one exists. Details of the route can be found on the Message Board or the club Facebook page.
We have an active triathlon section with a number of members competing regularly over a variety of distances.
As well as the main Wednesday evening run, we have a track session on Tuesday evenings and swim sessions Monday and Tuesday evenings as well as regular Thursday cycling sessions. Please note that all of these sessions are for Members only.
Club members race regularly all over the country, sometimes even further afield, and there is usually a good contingent of Harriers at races throughout Kent during the course of the year, particularly those events in the annual Club Championship.
The club also participates in the Kent Fitness Cross Country League, and organises two events annually – the Maidstone half-marathon in late October, and the Turkey Run in Mid-December – see the links on the left for full details.