Founded 1888 - Running for 126 years


Longwood Harriers Athletic Club is a Running and Athletics (Track & Field) club that was 125 years old in 2013. We welcome Athletes from all parts of the community and all ages and abilities from nine years old and upwards, and train them to take part in local, county, regional and national competitions. 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."

We offer you regular training and access to competitions; in return as a member you are expected to compete for the club as often as you can. Our purpose is to compete as a team and as individuals. Keeping fit is a bonus but not our primary aim

Latest news/information

  1. Sat March 14th Longwood Road Race Handicaps - all ages - Farnley Tyas
    Followed that evening by our Annual Presentation at Kirkheaton Cricket club (7:30). All Members (all ages) and Parents welcome - music, food, bar, presentations, quizzes and a raffle!
  2. Sat March 14th English Schools Cross Country Championships
  3. Sun 22nd March - Scunthorpe Open track and Field event
  4. Sun 29th March - Spenborough Open track and Field event at Cleckheaton

October 2014 Newsletter

(See stopwatch link for next fixture and entry/travel info)

Check fixtures for details of all events


View fixtures



Saturday April 25th 2015
Leeds Road Playing Fields

Schools races:
10 a.m. - Years 5 & 6, 1Km Cross Country
10:15 a.m. Years 7 & 8, 1.5 Km Cross country

All terrain Memorial race
11:00 a.m. - 10Km

More details & entry form here

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


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

Membership and shop:

Subscription Fees for 2014-5

Juniors annual fee of £17
(includes all under 18s)
Seniors £22

The fee is made up of a fee from British athletics of £12 and a club fee of £5 for juniors and £10 for seniors (the club fee remains the same for another year)

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 2014-15 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

Competitions and affiliations:
West Yorkshire T&F

Yorkshire & district athletics league


West Yorkshire Cross Country League

british athletics England athletics Northern Atlhetics


Remembering club members who are no longer with us (see also our remembrances)
Isaac Nash 2002-2014
Promising young distance runner who was lost in an accident off Anglesey aged 12

Bill Dance - d. 2014
Renowned coach and life member of Longwood Harriers who lost his battle with illness in 2014

Geoff Shaw - d. 2014
Former president and track official (Starter) for Longwood Harriers

Website: Tom Reed 2015