Holmfirth Harriers Athletics Club
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See How They Run: The History of Holmfirth Harriers Athletic Club

WELCOME to Holmfirth Harriers official web site.

Holmfirth Harriers is a friendly club with over 500 active members. Holmfirth Harriers caters for athletes of all ages, gender and ability. Holmfirth Harriers has enjoyed success at both county and national levels. Regardless of your choice of running, be it road, fell, X-country or track there is a group of athletes to train with. Holmfirth Harriers club headquarters are at the Neiley Pavillion (a newly purpose built clubhouse with lottery grant assistance):

New Mill Road
West Yorkshire

Holmfirth Harriers meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Every-one welcome.

At Holmfirth Harriers we have groups for different abilities:

Wolves can run 6, 8 or 10 miles and are the fastest group.
can run 6, 8 or 10 miles.

run 5/6 miles.

run 3/4 miles.

Detailed routes are on the members page.

Children can join us from the age of 8, under 11's must be accompanied by an adult on runs.

New members can find more information here.

Contact us...

Existing members can send e-mail to Jacqueline to be added to the mailing list and get the member password.

Could potential new members, when making their first visit to the club, please arrive before 6.45pm in order that they can be signed in and allocated to a suitable group. All other non members making their 2nd or 3rd run before becoming members should arrive before 6.55pm in order to sign in. You must become a member if you wish to continue running with the club after 3 trial runs. NOTE from September new members will receive discount vouchers towards renewal in January.

HHAC RACE calendar






EVERY TUESDAY after training :  Meet at the Rock Inn, Brockholes on Tuesday evenings for a drink.  This is an opportunity for you to meet other clubs members.  Supper is also available at a cost of £2.50.  Everyone welcome.

Where to park at NEILEY by Roger

STEVE MOSLIN, a sports masseur, is at Neiley every 1st & 3rd Tues in the month. He offers special rates to HHAC, £10/half hour & £20/full hour, to book him call 07980 801813.

Latest news ...

Subs are now overdue, please contact Jacqueline if you have not paid your subs for 2010 to avoid re-joining fees.

Juniors compete in the National Cross Country Championships

YVAA Grand Prix Race 1 of 2010 Season

National XC Championships, Leeds

Holmfirth Harriers Junior Duathlon 21st March 2010

Meltham 10K report

YVAA CC Championships 2010 report

Charles London Marathon in aid of Candlelighters



I have been running now for just over 2.5 years and 2 years with the Holmfirth Harriers. I weighed over 19 stone and myself and 3 other friends decided running would be a good way to lose the excess timber! As an incentive 2 years ago we entered the Edinburgh hairy haggis relay, in the process I lost 5 stone and we lost over 12 stone between us.

After this adventure I caught the running bug, and this year I have been fortunate enough to get a club place to run the London Marathon. I decided it would be wonderful to make all my blood, sweat and tears go to a great cause.

My next door neighbour George Jackson is a 11 year old sports mad boy, into cricket, football and other sports and a supporter of Huddersfield and Liverpool. Last year he was diagnosed with leukemia. Over this period he has had wonderful support from his family, friends, Hinchcliffe Mill School, St. James's Hospital and Candlelighters. Candlelighters are based in Jimmy's in Leeds and do a fantastic job of supporting children  suffering from malignant diseases or severe blood diseases in the area. They have helped George greatly during his long stints in hospital.

I am putting a great deal of effort into the London marathon, with a hectic 14 week training schedule: training 6 days a week, covering over 660 miles in total, peaking at 65 miles in 1 week alone and getting up at 5.30am to train some mornings. I aim to complete the 26.2 miles of the marathon in around 4 hours. However my efforts pale into insignificance when compared to what the many children treated at Jimmy's that candlelighters support go through.

Please dig deep and support a wonderful cause. 

Many thanks

Brass Monkey report

Fun in Athletics 2010

Stanbury Dash, 24 Jan 2010, Bill leading the charge out of the quarry

Photo by Paul Wood

Northern Cross Country Championships, Blackburn

2009 road champs updated, winners:

  Men Women
1st Ricky South Claire Whitwam
2nd Brandon Holroyd Kiersti Dickinson
3rd Edward Brown Claire Leaver

Ribble Valley 10k 2009

Malcolm enjoys the Xmas day run!!??

London Marathon:
The successful applicants chosen by Committee for the Club's entries for the London Marathon were Charles Crosland, Alistair Langron, LorraineSmith, Jane Stirling & Margaret Sykes. The Committee wishes them all good luck and asks Members to support any sponsorship if possible.

Xmas XC Brooklands, results

Tinker Cup RESULTS

Calderdale relay VETS

Thrilling Finale- Harriers Best in the West

WYXC report

West Yorkshire Archive Service INDEX of documents now available on the members page.

Ladies updates

Jacqueline France



John Ritchie 01484 657987


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