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.

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Coffee and Cake Morning

Author: Stephen King   |  Feb 20, 2018

Tadcaster Harriers Charity Cake and Coffee Morning for Henshaws

Tadcaster Harriers running club invites you to join us for our first cake and coffee morning to raise funds for our charity of the year, Henshaws.

* Enjoy homemade cakes *
* Find out more about the running club *
* Help support Henshaws *

Date: Saturday 24 March 2018
Time: 10.00 - 12.30
Place: Kindly hosted by Magnets Sports & Social Club, Queen’s Gardens, Tadcaster LS24 9HD

Everyone welcome!

The event is organised by Harriers Members Angela Wray and Becky McGuinness, who are both also running the London Marathon in April raising funds for Henshaws.

Angela said” We are really excited to be holding our first fundraising event for Henshaws. This is our first marathon and the cake and coffee morning will be a nice opportunity to have a little rest from training and enjoy some cake!”

Becky added ”We are both keen bakers as well as runners. Everyone's is welcome - whether you are interested in finding out more about the running club, or just fancy joining us for some cake, coffee and a chat”

February / March Events Update

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Feb 19, 2018

After the 'Old Coach Road Handicap' event at the end of February, the next few weeks are quiet in terms of club organised events. However we still have a couple of things to look forward to:

England Athletics 'Clubrun' coached sessions

At the end of last year David Lowes, the England Athletics Coach, took us for a coached training session. Unfortunately David was unable to travel back to Tadcaster and complete the sessions.
However all is not lost as Glen Johnson has arranged through England Athletics for Chris Hollingshead (A UKA Level 4 Endurance Coach) to coach us for three sessions starting on Tuesday 27th February. 
You may have seen Chris's recent post on our Facebook page regarding this session. Please feel free to ask Chris any questions or concerns you may have with regards to your training.

Please arrive at Magnets for a 6.45pm start. As we did with David Lowes, you are welcome to stay behind afterwards to discuss the training / ask any questions to Chris.  

Further sessions will be held on the 13th and 27th March.

Easingwold Running Club Invitational Cross Country Event

On Sunday 4th March, Easingwold Running Club are holding this cross country race at Millfields Park and Recreation Area in Easingwold. This event is open to all Tadcaster Harriers members. Please see the flyer from Easingwold Running Club for further details.

It will be good for Tadcaster Harrier's members to support this event!

January Event Review

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Jan 30, 2018

What have we been up to in January? - Review of the month!

Tadcaster Harriers members have continued where they left off at the end of last year, with many continuing to race throughout the holiday period and into January!

Mark Swinden and Sue Tindall were up and running on New Years Eve with a run of the Jolly Holly Jog in Ripon. This 10k is well worth entering, running through the grounds of Studley Royal. Mark was first home in 52:07 with Sue close behind in 53:24

Dave Mullaney took it easy on New Years eve so he could be up for the Hardmoors 15, along the east coast from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby and back. Plenty of mud along the way and in true Hardmoors fashion, hilly. 2 hours 40 minutes was his finish time placing him 31st out of 123 finishers

Sunday 7th saw the first handicap event of the year, the Turkey Trot, from Wighill to Lawtons. Five minutes before the start we made the decision that the event will go ahead bearing in mind the icy conditions, especially towards the latter part of the route. 32 Harriers ran the race. Ryan Kavanagh was first home in 28:59. However taking handicap into account, Gail Jamieson took the podium position, gaining 100 handicap points in the process!

Sunday 14th gave a couple of options. A few decided to forego the 6.00am dash to get a place in the Brass Monkey Half Marathon to run the Temple Newsam 10 (TNT) event. Thirteen Harriers completed the latter event on a great, scenic, yet tough route. Definitely a race to enter again next year! Stephen King was first home in 1:13 with Emma Dunn bringing home the ladies in 1:24

Meanwhile Andy Lee and Ian Ward were the only Harriers at the Brass Monkey this year. Ian Ward came in with a time of 1:40:54 and Andy with 1:48:29

Saturday 27th January saw Glen Johnson join another 760 runners (and that was just the senior male field!) at the Northern XC championships held on a 7.3mile (12k) circuit around Harewood House. His excellent time of 51:50 was only good enough to take 325th place, reflecting the quality of the entrants! The winning time was 39:50, around 5.1 minute mileing for a cross country race!

The second club handicap event of the year, the 8 mile-ish Catterton Healaugh loop, was well attended on Sunday 28th Jan with 23 runners. Elaine Kavanagh came first in the handicap event showing improving form and fitness since her knee operation last year. Meanwhile Glen Johnson was once again in pole position in terms of finishing order.

Meanwhile Jon Steele was battling it out in Essex at the 100k ‘Flitch Way 100’ in Essex. The plan was for Jon to get a qualifying time for the Spartathlon Race in Athens later on in the year. To do this would require running that distance within 10 hours, on a course that consisted of running out 10k and back ten times! Unfortunately Jon didn’t manage that and finished in 11 hours 50 minutes, which in it’s own right is an awesome achievement. The winner completed 100k in just under 8 hours! Jon still has time to qualify for the Spartathlon at the Endure 24 in June/July. Meanwhile Shirley will be encouraging him so she can have her week away in sunny Greece!

That just leave’s parkrun!
Bad weather took it’s toll on the parkrun events in January with a number being called off due to icy conditions. However we still managed to get runners out on a Saturday morning at both local events and further afield, although no members have yet run the new parkrun at Heslington this year! Well done to Carol Haj-Najafi for her first place lady at Wetherby parkrun on Saturday 27th!

Bring on February!

January - February events update

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Jan 22, 2018

January Events
Club Handicap Race - Catterton Healaugh Loop

Sunday 28th January is forecast to be a lovely sunny day. So why not come along to the next club handicap race.

This is an ideal race for anyone looking to improve their times at distances above 10k, or push themselves a bit more than the usual handicap race.

Starting and finishing at Lawtons Ford Garage (start at 10.30am), the race is a loop of just under 8 miles.

For further details and a map of the course follow the link on the diary page

After the race, we will be meeting at the Royal Oak (Wighill Lane) at 1.30pm for post run drinks!

February Events
Run and Talk Event

In support of Time to Talk Day during the week of 28th January and 3rd February 2017 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, 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.

Tadcaster Harriers are supporting this and will be holding their second #runandtalk social run on Thursday 1st February. This is open to all members and non-members, so if you know any runners who want to come along, the more the merrier!

Meet at Magnets Sports and Social Club at 6.45pm

Club Handicap Race - The Old Coach Road

Sunday 18th February sees another club handicap event, this time a trail run along the Old Coach Road to Healaugh and back. Starting on Wighill Lane (at the start of the Old Coach Road) at 10.30am.

As per the usual arrangement, we will be meeting for post run drinks at the Royal Oak at 1.30pm

Further details and a map of the route can be found on the diary page.

#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