Tadcaster Harriers Running Club

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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.

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#runandtalk Thursday 1st February at Tadcaster Magnets (6:45pm start)

Author: Amanda Apperley & Sophie Overfield   |  Jan 17, 2018

Our second #runandtalk event takes place on Thursday 1st February at Tadcaster Magnets (6:45pm start)

The event will be hosted by the amazing duo of Amanda & Sophie (our club mental health ambassadors) and, in a nutshell, here's what you need to know:

  • It's Free !
  • It's open to anyone; not just Tadcaster Harriers members
  • You will be guided through a warm up (definitely needed in this weather)
  • There will be a choice of 2 or 5 mile runs - both fully supported Amanda/Sophie and our other volunteers
  • These are social runs at a pace to suit everyoone
  • You do need to be over 18 and please come ready to run in appropriate clothing (High Viz and/or reflective)
  • There will be opportunity to gather together in the clubhouse afterwards.

For more information please email either Amanda Apperley or Sophie Overfield

Race Report: Hardmoors 15 (New Year's Day 2018)

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Jan 5, 2018

When you are a Race Director you can make things work for you. Jon Steele did that when he created the ‘Shire’ category in his Hardmoors ‘Ultra series’ events. Legend has it that he created this category (for males over 14 stone!) so that he could win a trophy!

Although I am well over that limit I have never been fast enough to make the podium.

Sundays’ Hardmoors 15 race was another story. I would have normally ran the 30 mile race, but no longer able to run longer distances I dropped down to the 15. The first 7 miles of this route are relatively easy going, running along the old railway track from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby. It is after that were it gets trickier. Mud is almost a certainty on the coastal path at this time of year. Jon and Shirley ran the route on New Year’s Eve to recce the route and tape any tricky sections. Knowing Jon, he probably did it to churn up the mud a bit more! Some sections were difficult to walk let alone run. It was a relief to see the village hall in Robin Hoods Bay, after a good five miles or so of mud, knowing I didn’t have to head back out again for the second loop that the 30 mile runners were doing!

I don’t think I was ever in contention for first Shire, but coming second with a time of 2hours 40 minutes was good enough for me and a bit quicker than my previous attempt in 2016 with a time of 3hours 35 minutes!


Other results:

1st male Jonathan Weatherill 1:48:59

1st lady (joint) Claire Howard / Niamh Jackson 2:20:41

Dave Mullaney – 31st overall / 2nd Shire 2:40:46

Finishers 123

Charity of the Year: Henshaws

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Dec 21, 2017

We are delighted to say that Henshaws has been chosen as Tadcaster Harriers Charity of the Year and Angela Wray will be running the London marathon in 2018 with one of their charity places.

Henshaws is a wonderful charity that supports people living with sight loss and other disabilities to go beyond expectations, across the North of England. They have provided support to countless people, including Angela’s daughter, Katie. You can find out more about the charity here: https://www.henshaws.org.uk

There is a minimum target that we have to reach, but we are totally confident of achieving this and we’d like to raise quite a bit more if we can. We are going to do the following:

  1. Create a Harriers Team in various events over the year who will seek sponsorship for the team. So far that team consists of Angela, Becky, Ian Ward (London Marathon) and Mark Swinden (Boston Marathon). If you would like to be included in this, please say so. The only requirement is that you tell people about it and ask if they would like to sponsor the team. We do not want anyone to feel any obligation to raise any specific amount or push any harder than they feel inclined to. We will do some team photos and set up a just giving page
  2. Allocate certain club funds to this. In particular this will be the total of the extra £5’s charged for late payment of subscriptions, a proportion of the funds coming in from easyfundraising and fees for the beginners group . It has given a flying start with £100 received from Magnets for Angela , Wardi, Jez and me marshalling at the bonfire.
  3. Create other fundraising events/ opportunities throughout the year.

Henshaws are delighted that they are our charity of the Year and we will appreciate your support. Please note that we are not obliging anyone to do anything, it’s up to you. If you are fundraising for your own charities etc please feel free to use the Harriers Facebook page etc. Also this does not affect the Bramham Park Cancer Research Runs where we will be providing our usual manpower - it’s year 20 this year. We will review this at the end of the club year with the idea of having a charity of the year every year if it’s been a success.

Any queries, please contact Angela or me.


Mark Swinden


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.