Parlauf Heats

Last Held:

13 June , 2023

Add to Calendar June 13, 2023 19:00 Holmfirth Harriers Event:

At a Glance:

  • HQ: Neiley
  • Registration from:  6:15pm
  • Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Distance: Until the final whistle blows
  • Terrain: Grass track
  • Cost:  Nil


To all club members young and old please read.

After a three year gap the Parlaufs are back.

This is a great event for the whole club as it involves everyone no matter age or ability.

This year’s Parlauf Heats will take place on Tuesday 13th June 2023 on the field adjacent to the club house.

The first races will start as soon as possible after 7pm.

Registration is from 6:15 so please arrive early so your attendance is confirmed and the pairs can be worked out ASAP.

The final will take place at 7:45pm on the following Tuesday 20th June.

This is a truly great club event and is the only one that involves the whole club juniors and seniors so we want all ages to take part whether you are a Puma or Cheetah, new runner or experienced, young or old.

Runners are graded from faster to slower with the fastest and slowest being paired together, then 2nd fastest with 2nd slowest and so on, thus giving every pair a chance.

Each heat lasts for 10 minutes with the runners running half a lap at a time.

The heat winners plus some of the losing pairs who ran the farthest will qualify for the final.

Run laps of the marked out grass circuit, passing the baton between the cones according to marshal instructions.

That's it! You keep going until a whistle.

  1. First whistle - you are still allowed to change baton.
  2. Second whistle - whoever has the baton MUST keep running.
  3. Final whistle. STOP!

Teams from each heat qualify for the finals.

Note that there will be no other Junior training that day as they will all be doing this event.  If a junior will be there on the 21st let John McFadzean know so they can be paired up to give them a chance.  A junior is always part of the winning pair each year.

Our only event when adults and juniors work together in teams.

How to attend the Parlauf Heats

Entry is by email or text to John McFadzean

07800 507824

Previous results from the Parlauf Heats

News from the Parlauf Heats

Photos from the Parlauf Heats

Parlauf Finals 2022 2
Parlauf Finals 2022 1
Parlauf Finals 2022 3