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** Following updates from the government and England Athletics, Tadcaster Harriers have suspended the weekly training runs.. Further details here **

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 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.

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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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.

https://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=21827

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

Sportshoes.com Discounts

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Oct 9, 2020

The running store 'Sportshoes.com'  (www,sportshoes.com) have agreed to allocate us a discount code for our members. This code will give TH members 10% discount and free standard delivery on all orders over £30.00. This can be redeemed via a unique discount code that the company will supply to us each month.
When checking out select 'Use Promotional Code' and enter the code for your discount.
The only requirement on us is that this code is not advertised on social media, our webpages or passed to non members.
If you lose the code and wish to use it follow this link and click 'Get Code' under the 'Shopping' paragraph and I will send the code to you.

Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Run

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Sep 21, 2020

Four of our members have created a Tadcaster Harriers Team to take part in the Lands End to John O'Groats Virtual Race. Running between now and December they have to run 1085 miles between them, and they will receive regular updates of which point on the route they have reached.

They have promised to post updates on the Harriers' Facebook page from time to time. Good luck team !

Pictured left to right: Richard Gatrell, Cara Whitaker, Donna Avery, Sue Jannati.

Covid-19 Status Update

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Jul 29, 2020

The year is now past the half waypoint and we still see no light at the end of the tunnel as far as a return to ‘normal’ run groups and competition. Whilst ever there is a chance of an increase in infection rates again, it is likely to remain as it is.

It has been a while since the last communication with members about the situation. Meanwhile there has been further communication from England Athletics, so we thought it was the right time to update our communication to members.

The last communication from England Athletics was on 17th July. This last communication was in line with government guidelines and can be summarised as follows:

  • Clubs, groups and coaching/leading activity can now take place in unlimited numbers if it is within a Covid-19 secure environment, otherwise the limit of groups of six (including a coach or leader) remains. Each coach is able to train 12 people at one time so in a club/running group setting, multiple coaching/training groups can be run if the requisite number of coaches/leaders are present.
  • Informal activity or that outside the Covid secure environment must still be within two household units or groups of no more than 6.
  • Social distancing and hygiene is still to be maintained and is key within a training involvement.

The key point for Tadcaster Harriers is what constitutes a Covid-19 secure environment?

Potentially where we run and train could be considered / assessed as a Covid-19 secure environment if we put an action plan in place that covered many aspects such as ‘track and trace protocols’ communication with all interested parties, maintaining social distancing etc. However, we must consider member safety, safety of the public and our reputation within the community. Therefore, we have taken the stance that we are not training in a Covid-19 secure environment and will continue to limit the number of members running together to 6 for the time being.

We would like to thank members for their understanding during this period and for their enthusiasm with the events that have and are being held, including the recent introduction of regular training runs.

We will continue to keep you informed of further developments as and when they change through the webpage, emails and our social media pages.

Further information can be found on the England Athletics Webpages Here