UKA registered Athletics club
Founded 1888 - Running for 132 years

british athletics England athletics
Northern Atlhetics
Yorkshire & district
athletics league
Current provisional events for 2021 on our Fixtures page
West Yorkshire T&F
Current provisional events for 2021 on our
Fixtures page
If you entered in 2020 and still have your number there is no need to enter in 2021
2021 Entry form here (to print)


West Yorkshire Cross Country League
Events currently postponed

Derek Ibbotson mile 2107
The Longwood Harriers who celebrated Derek Ibbotson's world mile record from 1957
by competing in age group races on the track

Longwood Harriers Athletic Club
is a Running and Athletics (Track & Field) club that is 132 years old in 2020; 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, organised through the club. Individuals also compete in club colours in events they enter themselves. 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

Club Members/Parents/Relatives
Why not ask about training as a coach or official? The club is very popular and we really need further help at training if we are to avoid a membership waiting list and so we can grow!

Club information leaflet about training and
Link to England athletics website information

Facebook   Heja    Twitter
Pictures taken at events and links to results are mostly on our facebook page
which any current club member can join on request. They are also on Twitter and on the Heja team app

Derek Ibbotson competing for Longwood Harriers -
1933-2017 (About Derek)

Our Annual Club Presentation evening and Social will take place in March

Upcoming competitions and events

Most events have been postponed or cancelled and are unlikely to start until Spring 2021
Check our Facebook page, on Twitter and on Heja
COVID 19 (Coronavirus) - important information about Club activities
  • Open access Training has been suspended. Juniors are being given activities to do within COVID-19 rules on HEJA each week
  • We are regularly reviewing advice about training issued by England athletics, to see when we can resume. Latest is here: England Athletics
  • Most events are cancelled or postponed probably until Spring 2021 at the earliest; provisional events are being planned but may not go ahead - see our fixtures page for these or the links above. Northern Athletics has now cancelled all indoor age group competitions. We wait to see what happens after Easter
  • You may find occasional events online but they are few and far between as the rules are restrictive especially for under 18s
    Let's hope we have better news soon

Please follow health advice given by the NHS and the Government. NHS website

power of ten Look yourself up! Official British Athletics results and ranking

Storthes Hall 2019
Longwood runners at the Club Road Handicap Races at Storthes Hall April 2019

Longwood Harriers Senior Athletes events
(Seniors and U17s for some events)

Longwood competitors in the Yorkshire County Road Relays 2018
Longwood Harriers club Track 10Km results 2019
Longwood Harriers club track 10km - results 2018
Club Road League and others (see results page)
All coaches at Longwood 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

We really need further help at training if we are to avoid a membership waiting list or reduce training sessions
No experience is needed
Club information leaflet about training as a Coach
England athletics website information re training as a Coach

Membership and shop:

Subscription Fees for 2019-20
(commencing 1/01/19)

Juniors annual fee of £25
(includes all under 18s)
Seniors £30

The figure is made up of a fee from British athletics
and a small fee to help fund the club

Welcome pack for new members here

National performance comparisons
National performance comparisons


Application form for membership of
Longwood Harriers

To be used only when you have attended
a new members meeting

(Click to open; print, complete and bring to a new
members meeting or on a training night)

Longwood Harriers club officers and committee, coaches and team leaders for this year elected at the AGM in November are on the website here

Updated (2018) club constitution here

Longwood 'blue hoody' tops, club vests with new logo and even crops tops available - please ask at training

(You may need to wait for your name to be embroidered on the front of hoodies)

Fitness sessions - Athletics focused


Further information

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

West Yorkshire
Track and Field League

Events may restart in April

Yorkshire & district athletics league
Events may restart in April

English Cross Country Nationals
are not taking place in March 2021 due to COVID restrictions


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

Yorkshire County Cross Country Championships are not taking place in Jan 2021 due to COVID restrictions

british athletics England athletics

Northern Atlhetics
Track & Field, Cross Country
Northern League (Seniors and U17s)
Current provisional dates for Summer 2021

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships
Events currently suspended or cancelled


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

Website: Tom Reed 2021