Founded 1888 - Running for 129 years

           
 


Derek Ibbotson 1933-2017
About Derek
New memberintroductory 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. The next new members meeting is on Thursday 30th March at 6:30. To join you have to attend one of these meetings. Those on the waiting list will be contacted about this meeting
Full payment for subscriptions for 2017-18 is needed by April 1st; pay at training; no membership = no training or competition
(Subscription fees for this year here)
Don't forget: If you are renewing membership, you have until April 2017 to ensure you have competed for the Club at least once in the last year. Those who have, will normally be guaranteed membership. Others will be considered for renewal if we have the capacity and if they commit to competition
(This can be in any event entered as a current member of 'Longwood Harriers' or in a Club event or competition).  If you are struggling for an event why not enter the Spenborough open Winter Warm up (Track and Field) or see club fixtures

Longwood Harriers Athletic Club is a Running and Athletics (Track & Field) club that is 129 years old in 2017; it began as a running group from St Mark's Church in Longwood, Huddersfield in 1888, but we now train at Leeds Road sports complex. 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 take part)

Once a member all Athletes are 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. We now record 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."

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Fitness sessions - Athletics focused

Further information

Team pictures 2016
(see facebook page for other images - you will need to request access)

Juniors - West Yorkshire Cross Country


Junior Girls - Northern Athletics
Cross Country Relays


Senior Men - Castle Hill Races!
Latest news and information:

Upcoming fixtures and events

Date Venue Event
Sat 25th March 2017 Storthes Hall, Huddersfield
Club road races 10 am (Storthes Hall) and Presentation evening, 6 pm  John Smith's Stadium Huddersfield. See full listings for details
Sun 2nd April Cleckheaton Spenborough spring open Track & Field meeting - 'Winter warm up' Entry form here
Sun 9th April
Costello Stadium Kingston upon Hull Spring open meeting
Sun 9th April Wakefield Thornes Park Wakefield open track and field - all age groups - NO entries on the day Entry form
Sun April 23rd Cleckheaton West Yorkshire Track and Field League 1 - all age groups (Field 12:30; Track 1pm). Entry form for all matches; Dates/Details
Sun April 30th
Wakefield Thornes Park Yorkshire and District Athletics League 1 - U13 to U17s. 11 Field, 11:30 track start

Some events you will need to enter yourself. Others are entered through the club. See the full listing and any entry forms by clicking the stopwatch below

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Full listing of fixtures Spring/Summer 2017

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  
   


Parents/relatives
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

juniorsJunior athletes waiting for the 2016 Christmas handicap start at Leeds Road
With the Ladies and Seniors 41 took part!'

 

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 one of our introductory meetings* and then try out training. 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 2017-18
(commencing 1/01/17)


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

The fee is made up of a fee from British athletics of £13 and a club fee of £7 for juniors and £12 for seniors

Welcome pack for new members here

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Application form for membership of
Longwood Harriers

(Click to open; print, complete and bring
on a training night)


New Longwood Harriers club officers and committee, coaches and team leaders for 2016-17 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 keep stock but you will need to wait for your name to be embroidered on the front)

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

YADAL
Yorkshire & district athletics league

Sat 25th Feb 2017
English Cross Country Nationals

Wollaton Park, Nottingham


crosscountry

West Yorkshire Cross Country League

Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships
Sat 7th Jan 2017

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 2017