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.

Latest News:  |  What's On   |  Latest Results

Knavesmire 10k Report

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Jun 7, 2018

On a great night for running on Tuesday, two more Harriers have put in performances which have qualified for inclusion in the UK rankings for the first time.

Dave Baxter ran a sub 40 minute 10k for the first time recording 38.51 to place him at 737 in his over 35 age group and in the top 4,000 for all male runners in the UK.

In the same over 35 age group for females, Liz Mould has gone into the rankings at 283, and is well inside the top 2,000 for all UK females, with a fine run of 44.40. Liz has run 8 10k races in the Summer League in the last 2 years, each one faster than the previous one .

Congratulations to both of them,


Thursday Social Run / Beginners Group

Author: Stephen King   |  May 25, 2018

Just look at this fabulous photo - isn't it just the perfect advert for our wonderful running club ? The Thursday Social Run Group / Beginners Group have just got back from their run exploring the tracks, fields and lanes around Tadcaster. 

Many thanks to Sue Jannati for sending in the photo along with this message: "Took a really nice photo tonight after we finished our club run of our group wondered if I sent it to you you could post it on the Harriers web site. It was Chris's run and we had a really pretty route and ended up doing 7 miles it was really good. Just wanted to say thanks to Chris for taking us."


Power of 10 and the UK Rankings

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Apr 27, 2018

The Power of 10 is British Athletics system for recording performances in Licenced races. You can log on and find your own profile and all your performances scheduled in races which have obtained a licence from England Athletics, which is most road and trail races- generally not cross country or fell. You can find it here: http://www.thepowerof10.info/

It is always very up to date, and the results are there from Pocklington already. For races that are accurately measured, such as the York League, anyone who achieves a qualifying time will go into the UK rankings and the athlete’s UK ranking performances are shown in a panel on the right. The qualifying times are age related, in 5-year bands. You only have one entry in a year, but it’s your best race so you can move up the rankings if you improve your time in a subsequent race, but as the year progresses you might also move down as more and more people post qualifying times. Once you have hit a uk rankings time in a year, your record is there permanently.

It’s easier to get a qualifying time if you are at the younger end of an age bracket and I think it’s a bit easier at older ages.

I have been looking at Power of 10 and discovered that 6 of our runners have run themselves into the Uk rankings for the first time in the last year. The most recent of these was Sue Jannati , who did it on Tuesday at Pocklington , by one second! She is currently at 231 in the UK , and 17th in the Yorkshire Rankings in her age category. Richard Penny was already in the rankings for 2018 as a V50 for a ten-mile run at Vale of York and and added 10k at the Pocklington race, both this month. (V50 just means Veteran aged 50 to 54)

The first of the 6 was Alex Young who ran a ranking time of 18 minutes in the York Parkrun on 6 August and has subsequently got into the rankings for 2018 at 10 Miles and 10K in the difficult “all ages” category.

Dave Rowe ran a qualifying time in the Tad 10 last year and ended the year at 729. He is currently in the 2018 rankings as a V45 , for both 10K and 10 miles.

In October 2017, Dave Mullaney ran a ranking time at the Wistow 10k and is also currently at 218 in the 10-mile rankings following his run at Snake Lane, as a V55

Ian Saynor is currently at 308 in the UK rankings for a V40 following his run at the Snake Lane 10-mile race.

The best ever ranking performance by a Tadcaster athlete was from Will Allan, who was ranked no 1 in the UK for the Marathon as a 60-year-old in 2006, the year he was the first over 60 finisher in the London Marathon in 2:55 -42, which is some achievement.

Well done to all of them.


Race Report: Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter

Author: Sue Tindall   |  Mar 27, 2018

Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter

On Saturday 24th March I embarked on my second “It’s Grim up North” race.  This was the Canal Canter, there were 6 different distances 5k, 10k, half marathon, 20 miles, marathon and 30 miles.  I had opted for the 20 miles as part of my London marathon training.

The registration point was a working men’s club which was about a 10 minute walk to the start of the race on the Leeds/Liverpool canal path.  Whilst queuing to collect my number I heard somebody say “It’s like Phoenix Nights in here, I keep expecting Brian Potter to appear”, they weren’t far wrong.

I made my way to the start of the race and got chatting to two sisters who were also using the race as a training run for the London Marathon, one of them was dressed as a horse and is hoping to get in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest London marathon runner dressed as a horse.

The half marathon, 20 mile and marathon race set of together, it was quite a tough race as the surface was quite uneven, a few steep inclines by the locks  and there were lots of cyclists and dog walkers on the path.  On two occasions I narrowly missed being tripped up by a dog.  The half marathon runners looped back at four miles so the remaining runners quickly spread out and I often found myself running on my own without another runner in sight.

The drink stations were well stocked with water, orange juice, jelly babies and flapjack.  With the 20 mile turn round point in sight I decided it was time for an energy gel, a goose on the canal bank obviously thought my gel looked tasty as it made a bee line to snatch it out of my hand, thankfully I managed to keep hold it!  On the return leg I gave the goose a wide berth.

The finish line which was about 20.4 miles was a welcome sight and it was a surprise to be told I was the 1st lady to finish the 20 mile race, however I cannot take too much credit for this as there were only a few people actually running the 20 mile race. 

After collecting my medal, trophy and bottle of beer I went to choose a cake from the vast selection of homemade cakes for all the runners.

It was a well organised race with a choice  of distances to suit everyone but not a PB course.



Click here for results.

February Events Review

Author: Dave Mullaney   |  Mar 3, 2018

So, March is with us already! Where have the first two months of the year gone?
February has been relatively quiet as far as races are concerned!

Old Coach Road Handicap

........However we did have the Old Coach Road Handicap on Sunday 18th February

13 hardy Harriers turned up for this out and back race along the Old Coach Road to Healaugh.

A crisp and sunny day welcomed them and the scenic route did not disappoint with plenty of mud and puddles to make the race interesting.

Simon Tordoff used the race as part of his marathon training, warming up with a speedy time of 45:57 (coming home first) before heading off on the rest of his run home to South Milford. Meanwhile Sarah Collier took the handicap prize with a time of 58:46.

We have a bit of a break in the handicap championships now until early May when we have ‘One Lap of the Old Course’ a short and sharp race to see how your training for the 10k league has been going!

Snake Lane 10

The main event for the Harriers in February was the Snake Lane 10 at Pocklington

Always well attended by the Harriers, we had 24 runners on the day and some cracking times.

The weather was almost perfect; not as cold as forecast; and just an occasional cross wind.

Andrew Sloan was first home with a chip time of 1:00:59. Meanwhile Jo Millican had a storming run of 1:15:21 to be the first Harrier lady home.

It was testament to the weather, route and some excellent training and fitness that 9 of the Harriers came home with a PB! These were Andy Sloan, Simon Tordoff, Ian Saynor, John Netherway, Jo Millican, Dave Mullaney, Sue Tindall, Suzanne Marshall and Gill Johnson.


As much as we haven't been that busy with races of 10k and above, we have still seen a lot of activity at Parkruns across the region and even further afield!

For the first time we have had runners at the newest Parkrun at Heslington, with David Rowe, Nathan Carter and Carolyn Jolley giving it a go!
Meanwhile Paul Dykes, not content with the local routes, headed out to the Parkrun at Bois du Boulogne in Paris! He bagged himself a 5K PB too with a 21:11 time!

Onwards into March, although it looks as though the first weekend will feature little activity due to the cancellation of a number of Parkruns and the Easingwold XC race! Brrrr….bring on the summer!


New Beginners Group - Try Running Tadcaster

Author: Stephen King   |  Feb 23, 2018

Our 6th Beginners Running Group "Try Running Tadcaster" launches in a few weeks time. Starting on Thursday 29th March and running for 10 weeks this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is new to running or returning from a break. The group will meet on Thursday evenings, at 6.45 pm, at Magnet Sports and Social Club in Tadcaster centre and is aimed at men and women who would like to try running, to get a bit fitter, and to run with others.

All sessions are lead by trained run leaders from Tadcaster Harriers as well as being well supported by other volunteer runners from the club. 

So why not give it a go ? 

There is a nominal cost of £10 for the 10 week programme. Please pay when registering for the first session.

You can book your place by clicking here: https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/TryRunningTadcaster

For further details contact Mark Swinden on 07789 512106 / swindenmark@sky.com