Tadcaster Harriers Running Club

Welcome to Tadcaster Harriers ....


Welcome to Tadcaster Harriers. We are a thriving running club meeting once a week for organised training sessions and competing in Road, Cross Country, Trail, Fell and Ultra races.

If you are already a member, then use the links on the menu above to find out about planned Training sessions, upcoming Races, Results and Social events. There is also a link to the Club Shop and a News archive.

If you are thinking of joining, then what are you waiting for ? We meet for training on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Tadcaster Magnets Sport and Social Club and we are always keen to attract new members. There is no need to be a particularly fast runner and there is no obligation to turn up regularly. A lot of our members have family and work commitments and just come down to the club when they can. Find out how to join here . If there is anything you want to ask just let us know at tadcasterharriers@gmail.com or via the Contact Form.

Maybe you used to be a member ? Or did you once run the Tadacaster 10 mile race ? We have a complete archive of all 20 years of results available to search and sort here. We are also (slowly) building an archive of previous Club Champions, Club Records and other results.

Lastly, if you have anything you would like to contribute to the site - news, reviews, etc. please let us know at tadcasterharriers@gmail.com or via the Contact Form.

Latest News:  |  What's On   |  Latest Results

Hardmoors 26.2 Roseberry Topping Trail Half Marathon & 10k

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Dec 13, 2017

The potential of snow storms on the North Yorkshire Moors wasn’t enough to deter Mark Swinden, Celia McRoyall and Dave Mullaney from the Hardmoors Roseberry trail race last Sunday.

Fortunately the bad weather stayed away and apart from some icy patches the conditions were good. Typical for Hardmoors events, Jon Steele’s 10k and half marathon events were far from those distances. The 9 mile and 15 mile races (!) featured a fair bit of climbing too, with 1500feet for the 10k and 3500 for the Half! The half featured a double ascent of Roseberry topping which was enough to totally tire out your legs even before you had covered 6 miles of the half. Even the downhill was tough! Mark Swinden was on a mission in the 10k event, seeing an opportunity to grab a race placing for his age category. Believing that there was another V60 in front of him he pushed on hoping he could catch him. Reaching the finish behind his opponent, Mark was surprised to find that he was in the lower age group leaving Mark the winner!

Meanwhile Dave and Celia were aiming to finish the half on now tired legs. Celia didn’t expect to place highly in her age group bearing in mind the size of the half marathon field. However she did a lot better than expected and still came home 2nd in the FV50 group! Meanwhile Dave was happy with his 9th place in the MV50 age group.

10K race

1st place overall / male: Mark Kearney 1:10:33
1st place lady: Natalie Grieves (5th overall) 1:20:19
1st place MV60 Mark Swinden (18th overall) 1:32:20
56 finishers

Half Marathon

1st place overall / male: David Gill 2:04:31
1st place lady: Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn (4th overall) 2:15:13
MV50 9th place: Dave Mullaney (58th overall) 3:18:34
FV50 2nd place: Celia McRoyall (77th overall) 3:36:14
143 finishers

Cheers, Dave

New Thursday Run Sessions

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Dec 1, 2017

The success of the ‘informal’ Thursday evening runs, and the growth of the club over the past few years, has led to us reviewing the Harriers weekly run / training sessions.

As a result we plan on introducing Thursday evening sessions commencing Thursday 7th December, 6.45pm, starting from Magnets. This will initially be on a trial basis for a period of three months. If successful the plan would be to run these permanently.

Please note that these sessions will be ‘social runs’ for all levels of ability and ideal for beginners and slower runners who may just want a run and a chat, or for those returning from injury.

We will have trained run leaders at these new sessions to lead the group, decide upon a route and ensure no one gets left behind!

Get Ready for Club Run Week 1

Author: Glen Johnson   |  Nov 10, 2017

Next Tuesday is the first of our Clubrun Sessions hosted by David Lowes of England Athletics. This is as a result of a successful application to EA by the Committee to offer additional quality / progression to our training nights. As a club we are delighted to have been given this opportunity for our members.

The session will start a little earlier at 6.45pm, with a welcome and introduction. It will also include the briefing for the run, which will be a little more technical than normal! Please can you do your best to arrive promptly. 

This programme is aimed at more 'experienced' runners who wish to work towards improving their 10 mile PB, but should not preclude beginners or less experienced runners from attending and having the opportunity to ask questions of our guest. We are still aiming to offer a 'steady run' option.

The session will be based on a Catterton Lane End and back route.



Race Report: Thoresby 10

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Oct 24, 2017

I entered this race as it had been selected by the ‘Cardiac Athletes’ support group as a suitable location for an annual get together (Cardiac Athletes are a group set up to support survivors from heart attacks and cardiac arrest who refuse to allow their illness to stop them taking part in athletic events; members range from those like myself who require a Pacemaker to prevent their hearts stopping, to runners who had died during an event but brought back to life, to one lady who has had a complete heart transplant yet continues to compete at a high level)

The event has a choice of 5k, 10k or 10 mile distances, all off road in the stunning grounds of Thoresby Hall, near Newark and nestled amongst the Sherwood Forests.

I chose the 10 mile event. The route was predominately on trail and through the forest. The trees provided limited shelter on the day though from the tail end of ‘storm Brian’ and any exposed sections of the route were tough going.

As usual I set off too fast and started to tire at about 7 miles. However I hung on to finish in 01:23:37, a way off any PB but I was pleased bearing in mind the conditions and placed me 73rd out of 316 finishers.

I would recommend this race for anyone who likes trail running, but not ready for the extremes of a Hardmoors event!

Other results:

1st place male : Matthew Kingston-Lee (Grantham Running Club) 0:58:22

1st place lady : Alison Robertson (unattached) 1:12:42

Club Run

Author: Stephen King   |  Oct 18, 2017

As previously announced, Tadcaster Harriers are very fortunate to have been accepted on England Athletics Club Run Program.

We now have the following exciting updates:

  1. The visiting coach has been confirmed as David Lowes, an Endurance Level 4 coach with over 20 years of coaching experience.
  2. He will be visiting us on the following dates:
  • Tuesday 14th November
  • Tuesday 28th November
  • Tuesday 12th December

Watch this space as we announce more details in the coming weeks ....

Club Run offers participating clubs a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running.

The Club Run sessions aim to support clubs and their runners to achieve more through their love of running. We will be targeting coaching and training for 10 mile road races, over the winter with the idea that you should aim for a 10 miler of your choice in late winter/spring 2018.

#runandtalk for World Mental Health Day

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Oct 16, 2017

Some 22 runners took part in the first Tadcaster Harriers runandtalk runs on Wednesday 11 October, in support of World Mental Health Day.

England Athletics, are encouraging people to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it. They are also encouraging the appointment of Mental Health Ambassadors in running clubs.

The event was organised by the Harriers Mental Health Ambassadors Sophie Overfield and Amanda Apperley, with runs of 2 and 5 miles. The event was aimed at the Harriers and the wider community. It was mainly Harriers who attended but we were pleased to see some old friends from the beginners groups. Celia and Mark led the runs and we were able to have some goodies, a drink and a chat at Magnet's afterwards.

In their role as ambassadors Amanda and Sophie are planning more events for the future.