Founded 1888 - Running for 128 years


Our new Champions!
We are proud to announce that Tiger Steel and Alicia Marriott are now champions of the West Yorkshire Track and Field League 2016! Tiger took the crown for Under 13 boys, 17 points ahead of second place (See report in Brighouse Echo here). Alicia is Girls Under 15 Champion, 26 points ahead of second. Really well done to both! Other athletes also did well - full results here


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
Sat Sept 3rd York York open meeting Entry form
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)
Sun Sept 11th Middlesborough (NEW this year) Yorkshire and District Athletics league - Inter League Competition versus the NE teams
Sun Sept 11th Wakefield Thornes Park Doug Bedford memorial open meeting Entry Form
Saturday Sept 24th Scout Hall, Newsome Longwood Harriers Point to Point Races - races for all ages. Castle Hill to Farnley Tyas for Seniors/U17; Off road on fields around Hall Bower for younger age groups. From 10 am.

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


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