Founded 1888 - Running for 128 years


New members introductory meetings: We now have new members' meetings about once a month (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


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 alowed 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.

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."


Fitness sessions - Athletics focused

Further information

2016 on the track so far!
Latest news and information:

Upcoming fixtures and events

Date Venue Event
Sun July 3rd Dorothy Hyman Stadium
Cudworth, Barnsley
Northern League - Seniors and U17s only
Wed July 13th Cleckheaton West Yorkshire Track and Field League 5 - all age groups 6:45 pm
Sun July 17th Wakefield Thornes Park Yorkshire and District Athletics League 4 - U13 to U17s
11 Field, 11:30 track start
Sun July 31st Wakefield Thornes Park West Yorkshire Track and Field League 6 - all age groups
Sat 6th Aug Cleckheaton Northern League - Seniors and U17s only
Sat 13th/Sun 14th Aug Middlesborough Northern U13/U15/U17 championships
See below...
Sun 4th Sept Cleckheaton West Yorkshire Track and Field Championships
(Check 'Championship Entry Form' at back of league booklet to enter the event. You have to have taken part in at least one league meeting; your league number cannot be used)

Why not enter this? Northern u13/u15/u17 Championships; Middlesborough; Aug 13th/14th - Online entry. Individual entry details of events here; Closing date 25th July

View all upcoming fixtures Summer 2016 and entry info.

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


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

british athletics England athletics Northern Atlhetics


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

Website: Tom Reed 2016