Tadcaster Harriers Running Club

Welcome to Tadcaster Harriers ....


Welcome to Tadcaster Harriers. We are a thriving running club meeting twice 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 Community Sports Trust (formerly Magnets Sports 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.

Tadcaster Harriers are keen to promote the positive effects of exercise on mental health. Click here #RunAndTalk for more information.

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.

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Running Safety Leaflets

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Apr 29, 2021

Please could you take a few minutes to read the attached leaflets which we are issuing as we want to help our runners to have a safe and enjoyable time whenever they are out running.

The first is "Running Safety Guidelines "which was issued recently by British Athletics, and which gives practical advice on how to stay safe when out for a run.

The second is called "Tick Aware" published by Public Health England advising on practical measures to avoid or deal with ticks which can cause significant health problems if you get a tick bite which goes undetected or untreated.

These documents will also be placed on the Safe Running page of the Harriers' website.

Running Safety Leaflet (2021)

PHE Tick Leaflet

COVID Update January 2021

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Jan 8, 2021

England Athletics COVID Guidance January 5th 2021

As you are no doubt aware, the Government announced a new national lockdown on Monday 4th January 2021. England Athletics have reviewed the guidance of the government and re-issued their own guidance for athletics activities during this period.

To summarise the guidance and how it affects our club:

  • The suspension of all outdoor competitions including track and field, cross country, road, trail, fell and multi-terrain running.
  • The suspension of all face-to-face coaches’ and officials’ education.
  • The suspension of any other face-to-face club / group training sessions, events, athlete camps, running groups or other social events as well as club committee or other meetings.

This means that the weekly Tuesday club running groups will be suspended until further notice. You are able to run in pairs in a public space, limited to once per day (as per the Government guidance) as long as you are not travelling outside your local area to do this. If you want to run with another Harrier member in your area, please feel free to use our social media pages to 'advertise' for a run partner.

If you want to read the full England Athletics guidance you can find it here.

Corona Virus Update 28th November 2020

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Nov 28, 2020

England Athletics have updated their guidance notes to accommodate the latest 'Tier rules' from the UK Government in England.
Please follow this link to see the guidance.
How does this affect the Tadcaster Harriers?
From Wednesday 2nd December we are able to re-instate the weekly club runs as we were doing before the recent lockdown in November.
As per our previous review and risk assessments, we do not consider running in groups on the streets of Tadcaster as a 'COVID secure environment'. Therefore we will continue to limit our run group size to a maximum of 6 (six) in line with Government guidance.

You can see from the guidance chart on the England Athletics Website (follow the link here to review it) that if you live in a tier that is higher than the one that Tadcaster is in, you will not be able to attend the weekly run sessions held in Tadcaster. However we will endeavour to ensure that a group / groups will be organised in these areas to ensure that members can still join us for a social group run.

Starting on Thursday 3rd December we will restart the group runs.This is a one off to kick start the group runs again (although we may look to restart Thursday runs in the New Year!). From Tuesday 8th December we will restart the Tuesday group runs.

Please keep an eye out for an e-mail and Facebook link to the Doodle App for these runs. These will continue over the Christmas break (although on the 22nd and 29th there will be less run leaders available, so less groups!)

We will as always continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed of any changes.

Coronovirus Update November 2020 - Lockdown 2.0

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Nov 7, 2020

We are sure that you are aware that from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December the UK government is requiring everyone to stay at home except for specific purposes and not to mix with people from other households, again except for specific purposes. England Athletics have reviewed the Government requirements and issued new guidance accordingly.

The guidance prohibits indoor and outdoor track and field competition, cross country and road races and all outdoor and indoor coached training activities. The full impact of their guidelines can be seen here.

How does this affect the Tadcaster Harriers? It means that we cannot continue with the organised weekly training runs. The Government restrictions during Lockdown 2.0 only allow outdoor exercise with one other person if they are not in your household, or in your support bubble.

We plan on returning to the planned weekly runs as soon as the guidance allows us to do so. In the meantime if you would like to meet up with another club member for a run please feel free to use the club social media pages to advertise for a running buddy.

We look forward to meeting again soon!

Will Allan

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Oct 27, 2020

Many congratulations to club member Will Allan whose run of 23:11 at the Evensplits York 5k last week has placed him at no 1 in the UK rankings for his age group. Will is one of our best ever runners, and this time, at age 75 is absolutely remarkable.

This is Will's 14 ranking in the top 10 at various distances over the years. It's not the first time he has topped the rankings. He was number one in the UK Marathon rankings when he ran London in 2:55:42 as a 60-year-old, winning that category.


Coronavirus Update October 2020

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Oct 26, 2020

England Athletics have been working with Sport England to look at the implications on the sport of the different tiers recently implemented by the Government.
The main areas affected by this are indoor training and travel restrictions.
As the Tadcaster Harriers do not have any indoor training or indoor training facilities, the area that will be affected will be travelling to and from events and weekly training sessions.
The two charts below taken from the England Athletics sites summarise the restrictions. However, we have also produced the following bullet points to summarise how it affects the Harriers weekly training sessions and members travelling to competitions:
•    Keep an eye on the Tier level for the area you live in.
•    Even if Tadcaster was at Tier 3, we could still organise weekly training runs for no more than 6 runners (including the coach / run leader. However you wouldn’t be able to attend these sessions if Tadcaster was at Tier 3 and you lived outside of Tadcaster in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area.
•    If Tadcaster was at Tier 1 or 2, but you lived outside of Tadcaster in a Tier 3 area, you wouldn’t be able to travel to the training sessions.
•    The same applies for members taking part in competitions. You would not be able to travel in or out of Tier 3 areas to compete in an event.
•    The club will continue to monitor the situation and inform you if any local area is at level 3 and what this means for you attending the training sessions.
Please do not turn up on the weekly training sessions if you live in an area at Tier 3 and Tadcaster is still in Tier 1 or Tier 2!

If you have any concerns please contact Mark Swinden or Dave Mullaney