Joining us


If you’ve not been to any of our sessions before, come  along and try out a few first. We recommend that you start with the Tuesday Club Run session, which meets out front of the Leisure Centre, in Consett, at 6pm. Just say hello to someone, and make yourself known. You don’t need to train up just to make an appearance, and you will never be left behind. We have fast runners, we have slower runners, but mostly we have people that just enjoy their running.

Our Senior Membership fee is currently £25 one of the lowest in the North East.

£15 of that fee is your England Athletics registration.

You can also click here to find out more about the range of benefits available to you as an England Athletics registered athlete.

Click below to download a Blackhill Bounders membership form:


Print off the above form and fill it in, then choose one of the 3 easy payment methods below.

  1. Payment by cash – pop your completed membership form and your fee into an envelope with your name on, and give it to any Committee Member.
  2. Payment by cheque – make it payable to Blackhill Bounders, then either hand it to any Committee Member, or post it to Nigel Cook, Woodside, Low Waskerley, Shotley Bridge, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 9JZ
  3. Payment by electronic transfer – please email treasurer, Nigel Cook, for club account details – 

Annual membership fees are payable from 1st January  please ensure you are paid up by 31st of March to avoid any disruption to your England Athletics registration.

If you are not registered this affects your eligibility to compete in competitions held under UKA Rules and for your club.

To make your membership details more easily accessible, from 1st April 2020 all athlete registration packs will be sent out digitally only via email. This will include your digital registration card with your personal URN. Your England Athletics digital registration pack/card should be received no later than 48 hours after your registration payment has been received.

If you experience any problems in receiving your digital URN/Registration card for the new affiliation year, you should:

  1. Check your email inbox and make sure that the email is not showing in your spam folder (and mark England Athletics as a ‘safe sender’)
  2. Log in to the myAthletics portal and go to your profile page, you will be able to access your unique URL to view your registration pack from here. If you are having problems accessing the myAthletics portal please use the forgotten username/ forgotten password functions.
  3. Contact Membership Services using the Contact Us form on the England Athletics website

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    England Athletics club affiliation and athlete registration fees that will apply for the 2020-2021 year effective from 1 April 2020
    We are writing to you all, our members, to let you know the revised details of the England Athletics club affiliation and athlete registration fees that will apply for the 2020-2021 year effective from 1 April, 2020.

    We are acutely aware of the organisational challenges that clubs will be facing at this time and our staff will work to support you, our members, and we will provide flexibility during this period. In response to the unique circumstance we find ourselves in owing to Coronavirus, last week we stated to our members that over the coming period we are committed to:

    • Supporting the Athletics & Running family in England to ensure that we come through this period together in as strong a position as possible.
    • Working with you, our members, to understand what specific support is required across our clubs to sustain our sport in the short and the long term.
    • Changing the way in which we communicate and provide our services so that we are doing everything we can to encourage people to stay active, wherever possible, which we think is now more important than ever.
    • Rescheduling specific activities and programmes for our members and participants.

    In response to the feedback in the last week from over 100 clubs and in recognition to the unique and unprecedented circumstances facing us all, we are making some amendments to the timescales and athlete registration fee level for the 2020-2021 year.

    The deadline for Athlete Registrations for 2020-2021 will be extended from 30 June until 31 August 2020. We would hope that those clubs that expected and prepared to pay registration fees during April will continue to do so as planned but we also hope that this provides some clubs with flexibility to help manage cash flow and defer payments until activity commences.

    Athlete fee reduction:
    The individual EA Athlete Registration fee will be fixed at £15 for 2020-2021 effective from 1 April 2020 instead of being set at £16 as previously communicated to all clubs.

    Athlete Eligibility:
    In the event of a licensed competition taking place during the summer (prior to 31 August) all athletes who were registered during 2019/2020 will be eligible for competition up until 31 August. Competition checker facilities will be amended to reflect this decision. Any new athletes entering competition will need to be registered prior to the date of the event.

    The following aspects of the 2020-2021 membership and affiliation process remain unchanged:

    Payment Gateway:
    The club affiliation & athlete registration year will open as usual on 1 April. This allows clubs to operate as normal if they wish and ensures some income will be generated in Q1. The individual Club & Member Body Affiliation fee of £150 will remain and clubs are asked to pay by 30 April.

    Further consultation with the sport will take place in the latter part of the summer months as we look ahead to setting the affiliation and athlete registration fees effective from 1 April 2021 onwards.

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