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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Fundraising Cake and Coffee Morning

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Oct 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce that there will be a Cake and Coffee morning at Magnets on 17 November, in aid of the charities of the year, organised by Sophie. Details are in the poster below.

If you can help by baking something, or would like to assist on the day, please contact Sophie on soverfield123@gmail.com.

There will be a raffle and also an auction of gifts and pledges so if you are able to  supply anything, that would be much appreciated. Please contact Sophie and/or Mark on swindenmark@sky.com.

We will issue a reminder nearer the time and also do some wider publicity. We are sure it will be another successful day.

Charity of the Year 2019

Author: Mark Swinden   |  Sep 25, 2018

As you may know, for the first time this year, the Harriers has had a nominated “Charity of the Year” and that charity has been Henshaws, put forward and championed by Angela Wray. This has been a huge success with several thousands of pounds raised.

The club year starts on the 1st October and therefore it is time to announce the charity for the year about to start, the whole of which is called 2019 for publicity purposes.

I am delighted to say that we will be having  joint charities for the year: the Special Care Baby Unit at York Hospital and Action on Pre- Eclampsia - submitted by Sophie Overfield. Her submission is on a newly created section of the Harriers’ website here: http://www.tadcasterharriers.org.uk/charity.html

If you can spare 5 minutes to read it I’m sure you will understand why these charities mean so much to Sophie and Will, and why the committee of the club are very keen to support them. 

The new section of the website also contains Angela’s story and thanks very much for your support of Henshaws and the efforts of Angela, Becky and many others.  We will publicise the final amount raised for Henshaws once the final year end accounts have been completed.

Sophie has obtained a London Marathon place for 2019 from Action on Pre -Eclampsia and there will be other fund raising taking place including another cake and coffee morning at Magnets on November 17th . Further details will be out shortly. 

I’m sure Sophie will receive a great deal of backing this year and if you want to contact her to offer any help, ideas etc I am sure she would be delighted to hear from you. Her e-mail is soverfield123@gmail.com.

Her donation pages have been set up, and here is a link.


Thanks again. Best wishes


Race Report: Robin Hood 100

Author: Stephen King   |  Sep 20, 2018

Huge congratulations to Dave Baxter who completed the Robin Hood 100 over the weekend of 15th/16th September. What a massive achievement to have joined such a select group of endurance runners. This was the culmination of months of training and preparation and to complete the race at all, never mind in under 24 hours is an unbelievable achievement. Here is Dave's race report (brief as ever):

I did the Robin Hood 100 at the weekend finishing in 22nd place (125 entrants with 32 DNF’s) in a time of 23hrs 33 minutes. It was a great event, really well managed and marshalled (if anyone fancies it…).

All went fairly well apart from vomiting at 70 and 82 miles I still managed to get done and under my 24 hour target. Lots to learn and take from the run and feeling quite chipper a few days down the line. Onwards and upwards!


Dave was also raising money for Multiple Sclerosis Society because his wife Sarah runs the York Branch physio class. You are still able to donate here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daveb-robinhood100

Club Champions

Author: Stephen King   |  Sep 11, 2018

The Vale of York Half Marathon was the last event in the Club Championships season and the final results and now been calculated.

I'm delighted to announce our new Club Champions - Jo Millican and Andy Sloan.

Congratulations also to Celia McRoyall and Angela Wray (2nd and 3rd in the Women's Championship) and to Dave Rowe and Craig Redmond (2nd and 3rd in the Men's Championship)

Here are the official tables in case you want to see how close you came ...

Club Championship (Men)

Club Championship (Women)

Club Handicap Championship

Author: Stephen King   |  Aug 26, 2018

Congratulations to Andy Lee who has won the club Handicap Championship for the 2017/18 season.

Starting in September/October and running through until August the Handicap Championship features 9 races over road, trail, track & cross country, with the best 7 results for each competitor counting towards the final total. Special mention also to Paul Dykes and Elaine Kavanagh who finished second and third.

Finally, huge thanks again to Mike Smith for timing and results, Mark Swinden for organising all of the races and to everyone else who has contributed by marshalling, timing, etc.

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 23rd September for the start of the 2018/19 competition - the Old Street Loop (start and finish at Lawtons).

Final Tables: Handicap Championship

Race Report: LDWA - The Elsecar Skelter

Author: Dave Baxter   |  Aug 5, 2018

I did another LDWA event last Saturday ‘The Elsecar Skelter’ a ‘trail Marathon’ (27miles) with 3000ft climbing and some very large nettles and briers. Perhaps due to the ‘non-elite’ field I came back in 1st place, 24 minutes ahead of 2nd place. Rewarded with a sew on badge and Pie n Peas. The LDWA events are well worth doing, really good value (this was £15 inc 5 well stocked checkpoints)