Harriers introduction to racing series 2013


Intro to Racing with the Harriers - 2013

Joe Percy Team
Have you fancied having a go at racing but don’t know where to start, worried about coming last or not being good enough?

Then this is for you. We’ve decided to run an ‘introduction to races’ with Holmfirth Harriers, to provide all senior runners regardless of ability or which Harriers group you run with, an opportunity to enjoy races with like minded souls. Some of the events will feature in the Harriers Road Championships and the idea is to let you try out some of the different race events which the Harriers compete in and/or organise.

These races include some club events, local races including cross country, a fell and a veteran race. Don’t worry if you haven’t reached 35 yet you can still take part and meet the very friendly veteran competitors. Distances vary too from 3 miles up to 10 miles. Choose which races you fancy having a go at and enter online or put your name down on the boards at Neiley for the Club events.

london-marathon-2012Rowan Eastwood, who runs at the very back of the Jackals, will be taking part in most of the races and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about racing etc. Do get in touch either on a club night, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send me a message on Facebook.

Please note this is an open invitation to all members new to racing to try the events below.




Race calendar

The Road Relays will also be added in to the calendar when details become available.

1. Sunday 24th Feb 11am – Huddersfield Road Race – 10k on roads you may have run already. 

2. Saturday 16th Mar 9am – Sea of Amber Parkrun Greenhead Park 5km. 

3. Sunday 17th Mar 9.30am - Club 6 From Farnley Tyas 6 mile undulating road race.

4. Sunday 14th Apr 9am - Wakefield 10K – a relatively flat race.

5. Sunday 28th Apr 11am – Yorkshire Vets Grand Prix Race 6miles from Neiley multi- terrain.

6. TBC in May 7pm- Club 5 (Mile) Set off from Neiley.

7 TBC in May 7pm Parlauf heats – join with a junior Harrier for an event on the field at Neiley.

8. Tuesday 18th Jun - Joe Percy 10K from Thurstonland Cricket Club

9. Wednesday 3rd July 7.15pm – Helen Windsor 10k an evening race in Halifax.

10 TBC - 7pm Club 10 Mile Set off from Neiley

11. Sunday 11th Aug - Askern 10 Mile

12. TBC in Sept – Kirkwood Hospice 10k trail race

13 TBC in Oct Race 1 West Yorkshire Cross Country League

14. TBC in Nov Cop Hill Fell Race 10.30am - Meltham 7 miles

15. Sunday 17th Nov - Preston 10 Mile

16. Sunday 15th Dec - Denby Dale 6

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All new members must attend an induction session before they will be allowed to join in any training sessions/runs.

For details of the next induction sessions, please review the race and events calendar above


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