Bournville Harriers

Established in 2000, Bournville Harriers (BvH) has grown to become a popular and competitive running club in the heart of the West Midlands. We are based at the Rowheath Pavilion in the beautiful ‘leafy’ suburb of Bournville, home of Cadbury’s chocolate. Our distinctive teal coloured club vest has been worn at events around the world and is proudly worn by our members regularly competing across the region.

Our members all share the common aim – the desire to run, to improve our performance and enjoy the experience of running. We look to encourage the runner in all of us and to make membership of BvH as fulfilling an experience as possible, where team performance and achievement are allied with personal improvement, participation and enjoyment.


Run, Walk, Talk: Revive and Thrive

At the heart of Bourn-Running is the aim to make your journey to fitness an enjoyable one! Whether you want to try running for the first time, are an experienced runner looking to meet new goals, fancy walking with friendly people, or need 1-2-1 fitness advice, our sessions offer the variety and flexibility that have the potential to transform your life both physically and mentally. At the heart of Bourn-running is to provide the opportunities to improve your health through physical fitness and lifting your mood and self-confidence. It is hoped that the courses on offer will leave people thriving, not just surviving!

Bourn-Running is part of Rowheath Active; working in partnership with Rowheath Pavilion Church. Bourn-Running offers the following sessions during term time:

Introduction to Running

Wednesdays at 10:45am: The Introduction to Running course aims to start where you are at, with the ultimate goal of getting you running for up to 10 minutes continuously in 10 weeks. The course is flexible: we can go at your pace and tailor this introduction to you! The course also covers basic running form, warm up and cool down exercises, plus gentle strengthening work.

Couch to 5k

Wednesdays at 10:45am and Sundays at 9:00am: For beginners with little or no experience of running and who want to improve their overall fitness levels. Our helpers mean that you can work at your own pace.


Wednesdays at 9:30am:  This session is an informal friendly space where runners who have can run 5k (any speed!) continuously aim to maintain or improve their current fitness. The sessions are mixed ability and offer different activities such as hill and flat reps, drills, games and strength/conditioning exercises.

Sundays at 9:00am: Also dubbed as our ‘Must be Mad’ improvers session, this early start to the day will revitalise you and lift your spirits! If you can run 5k continuously (again, any speed), and want to push yourself and meet new running goals, this may well be the session for you.

Walking group

Wednesdays at 10:45-11:45am. If you want to join our friendly walking group then let us know! Walks typically cover approximately 5k around leafy Bournville, led by one of our qualified leaders.

Fitness Clinics

Bourn-running also offers individual bespoke fitness clinics. Whether you are a new or experienced runner, need motivation and structure to improve your fitness or are beginning to exercise for the first time and need advice and encouragment, please contact Alison Davies at