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Club Communications - Updated Friday 13th September

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8th September 2013 - Urgent message from the committee

Club Secretary - Vacancy

Holmfirth Harriers are actively seeking a volunteer to take up the position of Club Secretary, If you would like to contribute to the running of your club & would like to get more involved this is a fantastic opportunity to do so. Any expressions of interest or further questions please contact club president John McFadzean

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As always he is available to discuss on a club night. 
 

5th September 2013 - Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Elite Entries

Athletes are now invited to apply for places in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, on Sunday 20th  October 2013. Organisers of The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon have a put forward a prize pot of £12,000. This will offer the highest level of prize money anywhere in the UK, outside of London.

The prizes comprise:

1st  placed male and female £2,500 each

2nd  placed male and female £1,250 each

3rd  placed male and female £750 each

4th  Placed male and female £375 each

5th  placed male and female £125 each

A bonus of £500 each is available to both the top male and female British finishers. In addition, there is a £500 bonus for the fastest male finisher under 2:16 and female under 2:35.

With a remarkably flat and fast course through the historic city of York and its picturesque countryside, The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is expected to be hotly-contested by athletes looking for an exceptionally fast time. Athletes are now invited to apply for places in the event on Sunday 20th  October 2013. To be eligible for an elite place, men must have achieved a sub 2:24 time and women, sub 2:50 (if your times are close to this, please let us know via email and we will consider each on a  case by case basis). To apply, athletes or their agents should send a race CV including their name, date of birth and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="line-height: 1.3em;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Please note that there are only a  limited number of elite places available, and they will be allocated on a  first come, first served basis.

We look forward to hearing from you

Hope to see you at the start line!

Caroline Harrison

Marketing & Brand Manager

Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events

 

4th September 2013 - England Athletics News bulletin September 2013

Please click here to download

 

4th September 2013 - Are You a paid up Member.

ARE YOU A MEMBER (or do you know someone who is not)
It is apparent that despite numerous reminders and warnings that
there are a number of people of ALL ages who are continually training with Holmfirth Harriers and using the facilities who are not members. They are therefore not insured and this misuse will no longer be tolerated.

This is a final warning.

If you are not a member you have two weeks to join and if you have not joined by the time further checks are made you WILL be barred from training and using the club facilities and that will be from the moment the check is carried out and include that evening.

This does not affect potential new members who are trying the club out for three times.

Membership applications can be downloaded here.

 

3rd September 2013 - Forthcoming 10K info...

Entry Form for Netherthong 10K - 29th September 2013

Entry Form for Rainford 10K - 6th October 2013

 

3rd September 2013 - Exclusive discount with sportshoes.com for Harriers members.

All members on the club mailing list can use the monthly code to receive an additional 10% off and free standard delivery on all orders from http://www.sportsshoes.com/ 

It will be a case of entering a code when you check out. 

The code for September has been sent out to all members on the mailing list. If you have not received this or are not on the mailing list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here for further details.

 

4th August 2013 - A message from Rowan Eastwood

To everyone running in a group above Tigers but below Jackals 2. (or wanting to)..

We’re having a chat on Tuesday 6th August at 6.15pm at Neiley to try and formalise the running groups above Tigers but below Jackals 2. So please come along if you run in one of these groups.

If you’re interested and can’t attend the session please contact 

Rowan on 07974 451 296 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

4th August 2013 - Summer Star Track - Places still available

The dates are Lepton Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th August and at the glorious Neiley playing fields Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th August. For further details please click this link

 

1st August 2013 - Exclusive discount with sportshoes.com for Harriers members.

All members on the club mailing list can use the monthly code to receive an additional 10% off and free standard delivery on all orders from http://www.sportsshoes.com/ 

It will be a case of entering a code when you check out. 

The code for August has been sent out to all members on the mailing list. If you have not received this or are not on the mailing list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here for further details.

 

25th July 2013 - Final Northern T&F match - Alwyn & Adrienne.

Hi everyone
 
I've attached an updated team sheet - Apart from Mark B who is in Geneva, I haven't heard from anyone else so I have printed these off - I don't want to see lots of changes on the day.
 
Can you let Aideen know if you are having the meal ( also guests you are bringing ) so we can give the restaurant a better idea about numbers. 
Aideen - There will be 4 of us - including James and Sammy who are going to officiate. 
 
Can someone forward this to Dave Watson, Sophie Spencer and Jordan Toth - for some reason mine keeps failing. 
 
The meal after the match will cost £7-£10  - bring a tenner and you'll be OK. I will collect the money for the food as we go in - it will make it easier - and then everyone buys their own drinks.
 
Looking forward to the match
 
Alwyn and Adrienne

 

17th July 2013 - Harriers Junior Triathlon - Course Recce. - Andrew Kerry

 

A quick reminder to let you know that we are holding another course familiarisation session at Sands (by the swimming pool) this Thursday evening 18th July 2013 , start time 7pm.

It will be a similar format to last week, so please bring bike, helmet, running shoes (we don’t have access to the Pool)

With the weather I expect the playing fields will be similar to last week and that means a little bit busy, so parent helpers to ensure the bikes have a clear path would be good.

See you on Thursday.

 

16th July 2013 - Monday Night Track and Field Training - Message from Aideen

Hi all.  
 
Next Monday's track and field session 22nd June 2013 (club at 6.30) will be focussed on hurdling. Yorkshire Champion Lauren Storr will be leading the technical session.
 
 
Alwyn will also do some work with he steeplechasers. Due to the height of the hurdles, it will be suitable for u15 boys to senior and u17girls to senior only. (Lauren, correct me if I've got this wrong).
 
Any seniors wanting to practice throws or high jump, you will have access to the equipment from 6.30 also.
 
See you then.

11th July 2013 - Exclusive discount with sportshoes.com for Harriers members.

All members on the club mailing list can use the monthly code to receive an additional 10% off and free standard delivery on all orders from http://www.sportsshoes.com/

It will be a case of entering a code when you check out.

The code for July has been sent out to all members on the mailing list. If you have not received this or are not on the mailing list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here for further details.

 

7th July 2013 - A message from Jean Shotter.

Anybody fancy the Golden Acre Park Relay a week Wednesday (17th July) 7pm teams of 3 2.75 mile cross country loops

http://www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/our-races/golden-acre-relay/

 

7th July 2013 - A message from Rob Kersey.

Just a reminder it's the Holme Moss Fell Race next Sunday 14th July at Cartworth Moor Cricket Club
Donations of cakes, biscuits or sandwiches much appreciated.
Cakes can be brought to the club on Tuesday or Thursday night.
Sandwiches on the day to the Cricket Club.
Raffle for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team.
If any one would like to donate £1.00 to HVMR team by buying a raffle ticket please bring your money and give to Rob on the desk at the club on Tuesday / Thursday or come to the race on Sunday. Lots of prizes including meals for two at 4 local pubs / restaurants.

 

4th July 2013 - URGENT

Notice from the Committee

The minutes of the 2012 AGM will be circulated to all members for approval at the next Committee meeting which will take place on Wednesday 4th Sept 7:30pm at Honley Liberal Club. All members are invited for this agenda item which will head the meeting, after which the normal Committee meeting will resume. These minutes would normally be approved at the 2013 AGM in June but were unavailable.

 

3rd July 2013 - Epilepsy Action Alices Run.

Looking for a great race for your club to take part in?

We are asking all running clubs in the local area to consider Alice’s Run to feature in their Club Championship. If you have already chosen your series of races for this year, we would be grateful if you could pass on the details of this race to your club members. 
Established in 2006, Alice’s Run (Sunday 1 September 2013) is a multi-terrain, 10k race set in the stunning Calder Valley. Each year the race attracts over 250 runners and is now a firm fixture in the Yorkshire running calendar. Starting in Brearley Field and Finishing at Calder High School, Mytholmroyd the race is a fantastic, local event for your members to get involved with. 

To check out the route and for further details please visit www.epilepsy.org.uk/alicesrun

If you have any questions about the race please contact the events team on 0113 210 8800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="line-height: 1.3em;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

27th June 2013 - Holmfirth Junior Triathlon

A message from Debbie Byram 

Holmfirth Junior Triathlon 21st July...I have allowed a few more entries to the event, if you still have not entered please do so now, there are 120 entries and 5 on the reserve list which will be paying soon, so that leaves just 5 places available, be quick or you may miss out! follow the link to enter online 

 

http://www.entrylive.com/entrylive/Payment/evententry.asp?eventid=666&;id=228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24th June 2013 - Joe Percy 10K Update

 

We did it! Fastest male, fastest female and fastest club!

If you've not read the race report, it's here along with the results.

http://www.holmfirthharriers.com/joomla-pages-iii/category-list/27-road/426-2013jpreport

Thank you all.

Matthew
Road Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th June 2013 - England Athletics Monthly E-Newsletter

Available to download here

 

18th June 2013 - Best Wishes to our Club President.

The day has finally come for John Mc to have his heart operation I am sure everybody wishes John the best and has a speedy recovery and is back to his booming self soon. In the short term he will be missed but i'm sure he will be back stronger than ever later in the year. 

 

18th June 2013 - Harriers bring home the Joe Percy.

On Monday the annual Joe Percy 10K took place and on a fantastic night for the club we won by over 100points beating Stainland Lions and Halifax.  A full report is to follow shortly, but Matthew Rose and team would like to thank the 58 harriers who took part and helped make the night a fantastic success. Credit must also go to Matthew for getting such a large turnout from all sections of the club.

 

18th June 2013 - Harden Moss Fell Race - Saturday !!!

Phil Hobbs would like to see people out on masse this weekend.

Harden Moss/James Blakeley Fell Race
 
Just a little plug for the James Blakeley Fell Race this Saturday 22nd June at the Harden Moss Sheepdog Trials.
 
It's a great little race - just 5k, with about 600 feet of climb & 1 wall to negotiate! The race is free & you just have to pay to enter the sheepdog trials. It's open to anyone 14 & over & is nothing more challenging than any of the summer runs you already do!

Depending on the ability of the dogs to round up the sheep in the field, the race is due to start around 3.00, with registration opening at 2.00pm.
 
After last year's cancellation due to the appalling weather, please come along & support a great local event - there is a bar!

 

14th June 2013 - Vets Communication issued by Rob Kersey.

Races coming up: 

June 25th Multi-terrain race in YVAA Grand Prix series at Meanwood. This is an off road course on grassy field and woodland paths. Come and join the Holmfirth team. Non vets can run as guests. £4.00 entry on the night, loads of prizes and refreshments after race.

July 7th Eccup 10. A single lap race on closed roads incorporating the YVAA 10 mile Championships and also the YCAA 10 mile Championships. Entry at www.abbeyrunners.co.uk/our-races/eccup-10

July 30th Multi-terrain race in YVAA Grand Prix series at Seacroft, north Leeds.

August 7th Multi-terrain race in YVAA Grand Prix series at Knavesmire, York. Virtually flat race starting from race course.

September 1st YVAA RoadRelays at Saltaire. We willbe trying to put out teams in allthe age groups and can run 2nd and 3rd teams if the demand is there. Only about 3 miles per leg

September 22nd YVAA Track and Field Championships at Cleckheaton.

October 5th YVAA CC Championships. Another event for which we need to get lots of people out. Each leg only 2 miles on lovely grassy course. A great day out for the family as it is incorporated within Northern CC Champs for both juniors and seniors so the whole family can take part.


Details will be on the Vets Board at the club and on www.yvaa.org

 

 



 

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