History - 100yrs +

100 Years: 1907 - 2007

Pioneers: Holmfirth Harriers in 1911

Pioneers: Holmfirth Harriers in 1911

We were 100 years old in October 2007 and we created a programme of lots of different kinds of events and activities to celebrate. Read more below.

Click here to read about the centenary on on BBC website.

Centenary Book

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The authors: Graham Ellis, Norman Berry and John Buckingham

See How They Run - The History of Holmfirth Harriers Athletic Club
By Graham Ellis, Norman Berry and John Buckingham

A comprehensive, once-in-a lifetime record of the first 100 years of running with Holmfirth Harriers. From the very first meeting of a handful of like-minded young men in the Elephant & Castle pub, Holmfirth, to the 600-strong thriving athletics club that now enjoys a permanent base at Neiley.


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Key features:

  • hardcover binding with photo montage on front and back covers
  • over 400 illustrations (including 183 colour images)
  • 672 pages covering three periods: 1907-1986, 1986-1998 and 1999-present
  • details sourced from Club minute books, newspaper archives, committee reports, event programmes, and personal recollections
  • Foreword by Ashley Smith, current HHAC President

Extra early-bird discount for all members of Holmfirth Harriers AC 100 advance copies available before Christmas (first come, first served). Publication subsidised by Holmfirth Harriers AC and sponsors

A running story of mud, sweat and years By Bill Bridge, Yorkshire Post

Centenary Presentation Evening

The Centenary Evening held at the Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield was a resounding success and much enjoyed by all those who attended. See the pictures in our gallery.

Centenary Run

7th Oct 2007

Read the run report here.

Centenary tie


Centenary tie

Price £12.50

Available from Norman Berry tel: 01484 602922 Mob 07860 263677.
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Centenary medal

centenary medal

Centenary Medal

Have you got yours?

All paid-up members are entitled to a Centenary Medal. If you have joined since September /October 2007 you will not have received a medal. Please now see Brian Heywood (665029) to obtain yours.

Other members, who have not yet claimed theirs, your name should be in the list adjacent to this notice and your medal in the box at Neiley Pavilion. Please take it and cross your name off the list.


Pre-2012 news, results & reports are on the old sites: 2009 to 2011, Pre-2009

About us

With a membership of over 550, Holmfirth Harriers is one of the largest athletics clubs in Yorkshire. Join us on club nights Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. All standards welcome!! Read more>>

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


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