Founded 1888 - Running for 128 years


New members introductory meetings: We have new members' meetings regularly (on a Thursday training night) to introduce new athletes and their parents to the club. This is so they are clear on what joining involves, so they can ask questions and we can encourage full participation. These will begin again in 2017.


Longwood Harriers Athletic Club is a Running and Athletics (Track & Field) club that is 128 years old in 2016. We welcome Athletes from all parts of the community from nine years old and upwards. (Note: we do not have specialist coaches needed for under 9s, so please do not bring younger children even with older siblings, as they will not be allowed to train).

Once a member an Athlete is expected to take part in local, county, regional and national competitions as appropriate. We offer regular training and access to competitions; in return, as our membership form states, there is an expectation that all members will compete for the club during the year whenever they can. This year we are recording participation so we can focus our coaching resources on those who compete for the club.

Our primary purpose is to compete as a team organised through the club. Individuals also compete in club colours in events they enter themselves and here club membership usually gives the benefit of a lower entry fee. Some sports shops offer discounts on purchases if you are a club member.

As Joe Percy said in his introduction to the book published on our centenary "Sixty years a member of Longwood Harriers A.C. and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every minute of it."

Castle Hill handicap races 2016

Fitness sessions - Athletics focused

Further information

Junior athletes on the start line

Seniors ready for the off!
Latest news and information:

Upcoming fixtures and events

Date Venue Event
Sun 30th Oct Nunroyd park, Yeadon West Yorkshire cross country 2 - First race 11:45 (u11) Senior Men at 14:15
Sat 12th Nov EIS Sheffield Northern Athletics indoor open meeting - Match 1
Sun 20th Nov Cleckheaton West Yorkshire cross country 3 - first race 11:45 (u11) Senior Men at 14:15
Sat 3rd Dec EIS Sheffield Northern Athletics indoor open meeting - Match 2
Sun 4th Dec Keighley West Yorkshire cross country 4 - first race 11:45 (u11) Senior Men at 14:15

Sat 7th Jan 2017 (TBC) - Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships
Sat 28th Jan 2017 - Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships
Sun 5th Feb 2017 - Northern indoor Athletics Championships
Sat 25th Feb 2017 - English National Cross Country Championships

Some events you will need to enter yourself. Others are entered through the club. See the full listing by clicking the stopwatch below. The main site for online entry for Northern Athletics events (and others):

View all upcoming fixtures Autumn/Winter 2016-17

Longwood Harriers Road & Cross Country League
(Seniors and U17s only)

Road League Cross Country League
Current standings 2016 2015-16 Final results here
Fixture list for 2016 Road League here  
Final results for 2015 here  

Why not ask about training as a coach or official? The club is becoming very popular and we really need further help at training if we are to avoid a membership waiting list!
Club information leaflet and
Link to England athletics website information

October 2015 Newsletter

Juniors and Ladies waiting for the 2015 Christmas handicap start; our President Ian sneaks in!


All coaches are British Athletics qualified and they and other helpers give their time unpaid. We rely on parents and older members being involved to support our activities, whether this is at training, at an event or with any expertise they may have. We can offer British Athletics training to those who may wish to become coaches or athletics officials; you don't need experience!

In the Summer, Track & Field and Road Running are the norm. In the Winter our focus is on Cross Country with Road Running continuing throughout the year. Our main training details are given on this page. Further details are given on our training summary page. Look here for Joining details

Come along to training, try it out, then if you want to continue, download, print and bring the form below to us on a training night with the relevant subscription fee for the year

Training - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30p.m. for Juniors (up to 18), 7:00 p.m. for Seniors (In track season track use from 7:30 p.m.). Leeds Road Playing fields Huddersfield. Small track fee payable for track hire each session

Membership and shop:

Subscription Fees for 2016-17
(commencing 1/01/16)

Juniors annual fee of £20
(includes all under 18s)
Seniors £25

The fee is made up of a fee from British athletics of £12 and a club fee of £8 for juniors and £13 for seniors

Welcome pack for new members here


Application form for membership of
Longwood Harriers

New Longwood Harriers club officers and committee, coaches and team leaders for 2015-16 elected at the AGM are now on this website here

Updated (2014) club constitution here


Longwood blue hoody tops available. Complete the form here try one at training for size and make the payment. We don't keep stocks so you may need to wait a while before the next bulk order

Club archive

Can't find something? Take a look in the archive for past events and club history.
Includes presentation evening archive.

Competitions and affiliations:
West Yorkshire T&F

Yorkshire & district athletics league

Sat 25th Feb 2017
English Cross Country Nationals

Wollaton Park, Nottingham


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships
7th Jan 2017 TBC

british athletics England athletics

Northern Atlhetics
Track & Field, Cross Country

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships
Sat 28th Jan 2017, Knowsley Safari Park


So club members who are no longer with us are not forgotten see our remembrances page

Website: Tom Reed 2016