Tadcaster Harriers Running Club

Welcome to Tadcaster Harriers ....


Welcome to the 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 nights at Tadcaster Leisure Centre 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 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 or via the Contact Form.

Latest News:

Double Success for Beginners Running Group

Club News  |  Sep 2, 2016

Earlier this year, Tadcaster Harriers began planning a new Beginners and Improvers Running Group, to start in April 2016. We have run previous groups in 2012, 2014 and 2015, all of which were a success, with each one bigger than the last. Originally planned for 10 weeks, this year’s course was such a huge success that it was extended firstly to the end of July and finally to the end of August. Around 30 new runners signed up and some of them have continued on to become full members of the club. The group also proved popular with existing members returning from a break or from injury. Of course, this couldn’t have happened without the club members who have given up their own time to gain Run Leader qualifications; plus all of the other club members who came down to support the beginners runs.

In February of this year, when we were getting ready to launch the event, Tadcaster was still reeling from the floods and the collapse of the bridge. At the suggestion of Mark Swinden, the club Chairmen, the management committee agreed to donate the registration fees towards Tadcaster Flood relief. The final total raised was £290 and below is the lovely letter from Kirsty, chair of the Tadcaster Flood Support and Fundraising Group.

For more information about Tadcaster Flood Support and Fundraising Group see the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/tadcasterfloodsupport/

Dear Harriers,

I would just like to pass on a huge thank you to you all for the very generous donation of £290 to the flood support and fundraising group. The group has been supporting the residents and businesses since the flood and bridge collapse, and because of the generosity of everyone in the area, we have been able to give money to those most in need to replace items lost or uninsured in the flood.

What many people dont realise is that even if the property was very well insured there are still many items lost that families and businesses were unable to claim for. Due to the time of year, the houses and businesses had many items in them that previously wouldnt have been there, for example one of our families had received a brand new bike for Christmas, which was washed away. We were able to replace this bike thanks to everyones generosity.

We are currently in the process of giving grants to our struggling businesses to help them through this very quiet time, so please rest assured the money you have donated will go towards keeping Tadcaster open and functioning. Please pass on my sincere thank to all those who helped raise the money,

Kindest regards


Chair, Flood Support and Fundraising Group

Club Handicap Champion

Club News  |  Aug 18, 2016

Congratulations to Duncan Simpson who is this year's Club Handicap Champion. Just reward for a very consistent season of racing.

Here are is the final table: Handicap Championship

Club Champions

Club News  |  Aug 16, 2016

That's it, the Millennium Bridge 5k was the last event in the Club Championships season and we now have the final results. I'm delighted to announce our new Club Champions - Debbie Dennison and Glen Johnson.

Club Championship (Men)

Club Championship (Women)

YRRL 2016 Winners

Club News  |  Jul 10, 2016

Congratulations to everyone who took part on the YRRL series whether you ran one race or the whole series. If you haven't already seen the overall results, I'm delighted to say a massive well done to:

  • Glen Johnson - 2nd overall in the MV50 category
  • Mark Swinden - 3rd overall in the M60 category
  • Debbie Dennison - 2nd overall in the FV45 category
  • Bod Duxbury - 5th overall on Handicap (basically the most improved runners)

Plus a special mention for John Cooke, Carol Walmsley and Celia McRoyall who all recorded top 5 overall finished in their age categories.

Make no mistake, this is a fantastic achievment. This is a very competetive league and to finish the series with a medal/trophy has never been easy - more so now that the league has expanded so much.

War Diary raises funds for Martin House

Other News  |  Jun 17, 2016

We have published a book based on our grandfather's brother's diary from the First World War. Edward died on the Somme at the age of 19 and publication has been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme which started on 1July 1916.

The book is £8 a copy and is available in local newsagents and from Mark Swinden at . All money collected will go to Martin House Children's Hospice.

The book has had a great review in the York Press and features in a major article about a visit by Tadcaster Grammar School pupils to the battlefields, in the Wetherby News this week.


Any support you can give to this will be much appreciated, regards Mark and Jez Swinden.

Pocklington Summer League

Club News  |  May 2, 2016

It was a cold and damp start to this year's "Summer" League. Here are a few photos:

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